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, December 8, 2016

Tulasi House "Re-Opening" - Dec 26th @ 12:30pm

11:30:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

Worshiping Lord Krishna’s devotees is an essential feature of devotion to Him. Sometimes great devotees appear in forms other than the human form. One such devotee, whose worship is central to the worship of Krishna, is Tulasi. She serves Krishna in the form of a plant, and devotees worship her in that form. Full of love for Krishna, she can give it to others.

Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.15.19 explains the special position of the Tulasi plant: “Although there are numerous flowering plants full of transcendental fragrance in the spiritual realm, they are aware that Tulasi is given special preference by the Lord, who garlands Himself with Tulasi leaves.”

In her form as a plant, Tulasi always stays at the Lord’s feet and around His neck. (Her leaves and flowers decorate His feet and are strung into garlands to be worn around His neck.) The Vedic scriptures say, “Krishna gives Himself to a devotee who offers Him merely a Tulasi leaf and a palmful of water.”

Our beautiful Tulasi Greenhouse, which is located on the balcony level of our building has recently been undergoing renovations, repainting and more.  There has been a tremendous amount of love, care and thought put into this very special part of our temple.

On Monday, December 26, 2016, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, we will be holding a mini "re-opening" of our Tulasi Greenhouse.  Devotees are welcome to come attend the program which will include kirtan, a small talk and more.  We hope to see you there!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jai

Vandana said...

Can't wait :)