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, October 29, 2012

Re-Living Some of This Year's Amazing Kirtans Here in Toronto!

11:49:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

As we begin the beautiful Month of Kartik, it's a great time to revisit some of the incredible kirtans that we've had this year in Toronto.  Below we present full videos, each over an hour in length, to help you relive the amazing kirtan experiences that we shared this year.  So, without further delay, here we go! (videos courtesy of Sathi prabhu and uploaded by Ananda Gauranga das at our dear sister temple, ISKCON Scarborough)

Kirtan Takes Over Yonge-Dundas Square
For one, incredible evening, as a pre-celebration for the Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra), the sublime sounds of kirtan took over the central hub of commercialism: Yonge-Dundas Square.  With kirtans lead by none other than Madhava das and Badha Hari das, the sounds bouncing off the downtown skyscrapers had never been so sweet!

A Weekend of Kirtan with HH B.B. Govinda Swami
It was a memorable weekend as over 50 Srila Prabhupada disciples who pioneered Krsna consciousness in Toronto came back for the 40th Anniversary Reunion of the installation of our beautiful Deities, Sri Sri Radha Ksira-Chora Gopinatha.  The weekend was highlighted by two nights of goosebump-inducing kirtan with HH B.B. Govinda Swami.

Friday Night Kirtan:

Saturday Night Kirtan:

Nuit Blanche - Kirtan with an Artistic Twist
Who would have ever thought that Nuit Blanche, one of Toronto's biggest festivals which draws over a million people in one night of contemporary art, would become the host of a 12-hour kirtan.  The atmosphere was electric as kirtaneers, led by Amala Kirtan das rocked the night with kirtan.  Close to 12,000 people passed through the kirtan over the course of the amazing night.