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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Celebrating Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day this Thursday!

The Toronto Hare Krishna temple would like to extend a warm invitation for all to join us as we celebrate Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day (birthday!) on Thursday, January 28th, 2009.

Lord Nityananda is considered identical to Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. He is regarded as being like the elder brother of Lord Chaitanya. Lord Nityananda is known as the most merciful form of the Lord and is renowned for his role in spreading the glories of the chanting of the holy name. You can learn more about Lord Nityananda here.

In honour of the Appearance of Lord Nityananda, fasting is observed until noon. Festivities will take place in the evening at the Hare Krishna temple and spiritualists are encouraged to wear blue as this colour is associated with Lord Nityananda!

This particular festival continues to be a favourite for the Toronto Hare Krishna community and this year's festival will be marked by some special features. The schedule for the evening's festivities will be as follows:

6:00pm to 6:30pm - Arati
6:30pm to 6:40pm - Welcome & Announcments
6:40pm to 7:15pm - Class - Rupanuga Das
7:15pm to 8:00pm - Interactive Bhajan Experience
8:00pm to 8:30pm - Arati
8:30pm to 9:00pm - Prasadam (Vegetarian Feast)

Please join us as we celebrate this very special festival at the Hare Krishna Centre this Thursday!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What time do you fast until on this day?

Keshav said...

As mentioned in the post, we fast until noon. :o)

Anonymous said...

Will there be an abhishek tomorrow?

Keshav said...

Nope, festivities will not include an abhiseka.