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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sri Krishna Janmastami!!!!

2:25:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , , , , 3 comments

On Wednesday, September 1st, Hare Krishna Temple (243 Avenue Road - click here for a map) will be celebrating the biggest birthday party of the year, Lord Krishna's appearance day, Sri Krishna Janmastami!!!!

The evening program will be full of kirtan, bhajans, discourses and more! The highlight of the evening is the countdown to midnight! The momentum builds as the abhisheka (bathing ceremony) is performed and the Temple is filled with wonderful rocking kirtan, at the stroke of midnight, the Deity doors will open and their Lordships Sr Sri Radha Ksira-Chora Gopinatha will be revealed in a stunning flower outfit!

Please note, prasadam (vegetarian feast) will be served in the dining hall from 7:00 pm onwards. The full feast will be served after midnight.
Special parking rates have been arranged for festival attendees. The parking lot is located on Pears Avenue, a 2-3 minute walk from the temple. Click
here for a detailed view. Parking is $3.00 from 5:00pm - 2:00am.

The Schedule of the evening is as follows (subject to change):
6:00 pm - Arati
6:30-6:40 pm – Welcome & announcements
6:40-7:20 pm – Class by HH Bhaktimarga Swami
7:20-7: 25 pm – Japa session
7:25-7:45 pm – Bhajan
7:45-8:00 pm – Children's program
8:00 – 8:30 pm – Arati
8:30-9:10 pm – Class by Vishaka devi dasi
9:10 to 9:40 pm – Kalash Abhisheka
9:40 to 10:00 pm - Reading from Krsna Book
10:00 – 11:00 pm – Special Pesentation
11:00 – 11:20 pm – Drama
11:20 – 12:00 am - Abhisheka
Midnight - Arati: Flower Outfit Darshan

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the parking only until midnight?

Vijay Teli said...

The parking rate of $3.00 is from 5pm onwards.

Anonymous said...

Onwards is till when the next day?