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, February 24, 2010

Gaura Purnima & Holi Festivities This Sunday!

The Hare Krishna Centre would like to warmly invite you to join us for grand Gaura Purnima and Holi Celebrations this Sunday, February 28, 2010!

Holi, one of the most popular festivals in India, marks the beginning of spring. Although there will be no throwing of coloured powders during the festival, it will certainly be a festive and colourful event. For Hare Krishnas, this day not only marks Holi, but also Gaura Purnima, the appearance anniversary of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Gaura Purnima, one of the largest festivals at Toronto's Hare Krishna temple, is the celebration of the appearance of Lord Caitanya, who is none other than Lord Krishna Himself. Over 500 years ago, in a special appearance, Lord Krishna personally came as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and acted as His own devotee by propagating the chanting of the Holy names of the Lord in every town and village!

The festivities will be punctuated by some special surprise features that you will definitely not want to miss! The schedule of the evening will be as follows (subject to change):
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Arati
6:30 pm - 6:40 pm: Welcome & Announcements
6:40 pm - 7:10 pm: Class by Krsnadas Kaviraj Das
7:10 pm - 7:30 pm: Childrens' Drama
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Abhisheka (bathing ceremony of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Arati
8:30pm: Free Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)