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, August 1, 2012

Lord Balarama's Appearance Day!

1:50:00 PM By Vijay Teli

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 marks the auspicious appearance day (birthday) of Lord Balarama, Lord Krishna's older brother! Lord Balarama symbolizes strength and compassion and we invite you to take part in the celebrations at the Hare Krishna Temple.

The  festival will kick off at 6pm with kirtan and will feature a special spiritual discourse on Lord Balarama. After the class, Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple will present the Third Annual Balarama's Bake-Off! Five members of our community have been selected and will be been assigned secret ingredients and have been challenged to come up creative sweet items related to Lord Balarama. After the class, the contestants will present their offerings in a fun and creative way. You won't want to miss it! Festivities will conclude with more kirtan and a huge vegetarian feast!

The schedule for the evening will be as follows (subject to change): 
6:00-6:30pm - Arati
6:40-7:20pm - Class by Rupanuga Prabhu
7:20-7:50pm - Lord Balarama's Bake Off
7:50-8:00pm - Bhajan and Jhulan Yatra (Radha Krishna's swing festival)
8:00-8:30pm - Arati (Jhulan Yatra continues)
8:30pm - Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)