Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How the Public Saw Our Outdoor Kirtan!

3:18:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , , 7 comments

So we have finally fully recovered from the year-end-madness that is New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! While for most Torontonians, the long recovery would be due to the excessive booze and what not, for the Hare Krishnas, it's more about coming down from the spiritual high of non-stop kirtan and celebrations.


One of the highlights from the seemingly-non-stop festivities was the outdoor kirtan at City Hall on New Year's Eve. While we're busy trying to catch up with blogging about the event, we thought we would post a few YouTube videos that we came across of our wild harinama! Please note, these are videos from random members of the public.

This first video that we found was captured in the subway as we arrived at Queen Station and Bhaktimarga Swami spontaneously began singing "Happy New Year" to a popular Hare Krishna tune!


This second video is someone's account of their New Year's Eve. We come in at around the 2:55 mark!


This last one really gives a sense of the kind of crowd that had gathered around us!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hari, Haribol!! - Love all the video. And even more so the unedited footage of the public viewers who got to experience a taste of Kirtan Yoga!! Another HAPPY NEW YEARS TO BE REMEMBERED :) - Sing Lung

Keshav said...

YES! It was a wild experience and there were so many cameras on us! We'll upload some more footage soon!

RG said...

Brings back a lot of cold but amazing memories! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like alot of coverage :) will there be a video made by Keshava like last year, it was verry nice!

Next year hope there is TV coverages as well...Krishna willing that is.

Mahasundari Madhavi dasi said...

Yup! Stay tuned for a post with pictures and video from the Harinama =)! And indeed, lets hope for TV coverage next year!!!

Sherry said...

It was indeed an incredible night, the weather was just perfect-jumping made it seem a bit hot even ;)
Definitely a night that will always be remembered; it's the best way to welcome the new yr!
Hare Krishna!

Keshav said...

Everyone had a blast! Next year will be bigger and better! :o)