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, February 23, 2015

Gaura Purnima Festival - Thursday, March 5, 2015

1:30:00 PM By RG

The Toronto Hare Krishna Centre would like to warmly invite you to join us for grand Gaura Purnima Celebrations on ThursdayMarch 5, 2015!

Gaura Purnima, one of the largest festivals at Toronto's Hare Krishna temple, is the celebration of the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is none other than Lord Krishna Himself. Over 500 years ago, in a special appearance, Lord Krishna personally came as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and acted as His own devotee by propagating the chanting of the Holy names of the Lord in every town and village!

There will be festivities throughout the day, starting early in the morning at 4:30am! We encourage everyone to start this auspicious day on the right note. We will continue with bhajans (singing) at 3:00pm dedicated to the glories of Lord Chaitanya, which will flow right into the rest of the evening program.

The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

4:30 am to 8:00 am - Mangala Arati and Morning Program
8:00 am to 10:00 am - Special Caitanya Caritamrta Class 
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Nectarean Bhajans for Lord Caitanya 
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Arati
6:30 pm to 7:20 pm - Class - Ananda Gauranga das
7:20 pm to 8:00 pm - Abhisheka (Bathing of Deities)
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Kirtan (Arati)
8:30 pm - Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)

**Please note that the vegetarian feast will be following ekadasi guidelines (made without grains)**

A warm invitation goes out to you and your family for this larger-than-life festival as we celebrate the auspicious advent of the appearance of Lord Caitanya!



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hare krishna

Anonymous said...

who will lead the kirtans and the who is giving the lecture?

Keshav said...

Class is being given by Ananda Gauranga das! Kirtan schedule is still being finalized! :o)

Anonymous said...

That's odd that prasadam will be ekadasi standard. Is there a reason? In the past I remember always having cake!!