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, October 20, 2016

Diwali Celebrations - Sunday, October 30, 2016

1:19:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

The special festival of Diwali will be celebrated at the Toronto Hare Krishna temple on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Diwali is commonly known as festival of lights. Diwali is often celebrated with the lighting of candles or oil lamps in homes, temples and public spaces and food preparations are offered to Lord Rama, Lord Krishna’s incarnation.

Diwali is celebrated for the joyful return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Lord Rama’s younger step-brother Bharata in the meanwhile took charge of the kingdom until his brother’s arrival. Visit our website for more for more information for temple’s festivities schedule.

We will be having some special guests for our Diwali celebrations.  The festival schedule is as follows (subject to change):

  • 6:00pm to 6:30pm - Kirtan (Arati)
  • 6:30pm to 6:40pm - Welcome & Announcements
  • 6:40pm to 7:20pm - Class by Bhaktimarga Swami
  • 7:20pm to 7:30pm - Dramatic Reading
  • 7:30pm to 7:45pm - Special Damodarastakam
  • 7:45pm to 8:00pm - Lighting of Ceremonial Lamp
  • 8:00pm to 8:30pm - Kirtan (Arati)
  • 8:30pm to 9:30pm - Vegetarian Feast (Prasadam)

1 comments:

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DIWALI 2016