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 22, 2012

Gaura Purnima Coming Soon - March 8, 2012

10:00:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , No comments

One of our biggest festivals of the year is quickly approaching!  On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Toronto Hare Krishna Temple will be celebrating Gaura Purnima, marking the advent of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu!  The festival is observed annually (usually in February or March) by Krishna devotees all over the world —especially in the area of Mayapur, India, the place where He appeared in the year 1486.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself, appearing as His own devotee, to teach us that we can gain full enlightenment simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord. Those who witnessed the Lord's pastimes saw Him dance and chant with ecstatic love for God, the likes of which had never been seen before.

Although festivities fall on a Thursday evening, we are expecting a large turnout for the event and promise an unforgettable festival!  Stay tuned to the Toronto Hare Krishna Blog for more information about the festival!  (Check out highlights from last year's festivities!)