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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lord Rama's Appearance Day - Fri, April 15, 2016

6:00:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple will celebrate the Appearance of Lord Ramachandra - Rama Navami.

Lord Ramachandra is Krishna's avatar who ruled the earth as the ideal king. He appeared more than two million years ago. Under the order of His father, Lord Ramachandra lived in the forest for fourteen years, along with His wife, Sita Devi, and His younger brother, Lakshmana.

After the powerful demon Ravana kidnapped His wife, Lord Ramachandra rescued her, with the help of His faithful servant Hanuman, and killed Ravana along with Ravana's armies. The history of Lord Ramachandra's pastimes is recounted by the sage Valmiki in his Ramayana.  Everyone is welcome to attend this special festival!

Festivities will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hare Krishna Temple! Below is the schedule for the festival (subject to change):

6:00pm to 6:30pm - Kirtan (Arati)
6:30pm to 6:40pm  - Welcome & Announcements
6:40pm to 7:15pm - Class by Mahabhagavat das
7:15pm to 7:30pm - Rama Navami Quiz!
7:30pm to 8:00pm - Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)
8:00pm to 8:30pm - Kirtan (Arati)


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will there be any arrangement for parking ?

Kevala Bhakti das (Keshav) said...

Yes! There is free parking on Roxborough Street from 6pm to midnight!

Anonymous said...

Pamho, all glories to Srila Prabhupada

What will be the program for tonight.

Kevala Bhakti das (Keshav) said...

Schedule has been posted! :o)

Anonymous said...

A few observations: As every year I attended the noon arti as well as the evening function. However despite Sri Ram being born at noon there was no special observance at this time. Additionally while Krishna was nicely decorated there was noting for Sri Ram, in the past there has been a small mandir with pictures of Ram Durbar and a special arti. While I understand that Ram and Krishna are one and the same this really helped set the mood and was greatly missed on my part.

Kevala Bhakti das (Keshav) said...

Hare Krishna! Thank you for very nicely and constructively sharing your feedback regarding the festival. We have noted your feedback and will certainly try to improve the festival in future years!