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, October 11, 2011

Happy Kartik!

7:11:00 PM By RG

Today marks the beginning of a month that is celebrated as an opportunity to dive deeper in our spirituality. This lunar month is known as Kartik and falls during October and November.

This month is described as especially dear to Krishna, and sincere spiritualists keep it sacred through acts of devotion and vows of austerity aimed at increasing their spiritual strength and allowing them to draw closer to Krishna.

At the Hare Krishna temple, every Sunday Feast during this very special month will be highlighted with sublime festivities. Of note, we will collectively sing the Damodarastakam prayers, which celebrate one of Krishna's most endearing pastimes.

Please stay tuned for more information on these wonderful activities and we truly hope you can join us for what will be a spiritually introspective time of the year.

As a special treat, you can view a wonderful animation of the Damodarastakam prayers (complete with lyrics and translation) below:


3 comments:

akd said...

hapy kartik to iskcon toronto. frm india. may lord krishn bles all the krishn bhakts. bol bol haribol. hare ram hare krishn.

RG said...

Hare Krishna and thank you for your wonderful wishes! We wish you and your family an enlivening Kartik month as well!

Geetha R said...

Wonderful bhajans and generating so much bhakti for Krishna! Thank you for the clips and slokas and meanings. Much appreciated and wish all devotees a fab Kartik! Hare Krishna!