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.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

GAURA PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS - MARCH 8th and 9th, 2020

12:52:00 AM By Vijay Teli

You're invited to one of the biggest in-house parties of the year! Gaura Purnima, which is the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya, will be celebrated as a two-day festival this year! The event falls on Monday the 9th of March that will , however we will also have pre-celebrations on Sunday the 8th. The schedule for the two days is below (subject to change).

Lord Krishna appeared over 5000 years ago to share the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. He reappeared in the form of Lord Chaitanya over 500 years ago to show us how to use those principles in the Modern day for leading a happy and peaceful life in service. He introduced meditation on the mantra that has been popularized since: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Lord Chaitanya predicted that this chanting of the holy names of Krishna would spread all over the world. As such it is fitting that His appearance is being observed across the globe. 

Fasting will be observed on Monday March 9th until moon-rise which is around 7:21pm.

8th March Sunday Feast: 
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Bhajans and Kirtan
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Sunday Feast Class
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Aarti/Kirtan
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Prasadam (Free Feast)
7:15 - 7:30 pm - Brahma Samitha recitation
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Reading of glories of Lord Chaitanya
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Aarti/Kirtan

9th March Monday Festival Program:
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Aarti/Kirtan
6:35 - 7:15 pm - Special Class
7:15 - 8:00 pm - Abhishek (bathing ceremony of Gaura-Nitai Deities) accompanied by Bhajans
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Aarti/Kirtan
8:30 pm - Prasadam (Free Feast)


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