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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Festivals, Programs, Guests and More – Join us at the Hare Krsna Temple!

2:26:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

Happy Diwali from Toronto's Hare Krsna Centre!  The temple will be a buzz of activity in the next five days, so we thought we would share some of the exciting events which you and your family can take part in!

Welcoming HH Bhakti Vasudeva Swami to Toronto!
Toronto's Hare Krishna community is happy to announce that we will be welcoming HH Bhakti Vasudeva Swami for first time to our city!  Maharaj will be arriving today and staying until Monday and will be here for our Govardhana Puja, Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day and Sunday Diwali celebrations!  He will also be conducting some morning classes.

Govardhana Puja - Thursday, October 27, 2011
Also known as a "Sweet Hill Festival", Govardhana Puja is one of our biggest festivals of the year.  The festival marks the time Krsna lifted Govardhana Hill to protect the citizens of Vrndavana from a torrential rain storm!  Govardhan Puja celebrations at the Hare Krishna temple feature a grand "Govardhana Hill" made entirely of sweets in the middle of the temple room! Please join us for festivities from 6:00pm onwards to celebrate this festival!  You won’t want to miss it!

Honouring Srila Prabhupada’s Passing – Saturday, October 29, 2011 (12pm)
On Saturday, October 29th at 12pm, we will honour Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day.  Marking the date that Srila Prabhupada passed from this world, the temple will be having a wonderful afternoon of kirtan, memories of Srila Prabhupada and more!  Join us from 12pm to 4pm for this special festival.

Ashtaprahar Diwali Celebrations – Saturday, October 29, 2011
In conjunction with Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple, the Ashtaprahar Organizing Team is presenting special Diwali Celebrations at the Hindu Sabha Mandir in Brampton, Ontario on the evening of Saturday, October 29th, 2011.  The evening festivities at the Hindu Sabha Mandir will include a great line-up of kirtaneers, delicious prasadam and much more!  A special call goes out to our Hare Krishna community of devotees to check out this event which will be part of a full weekend of activities!

Diwali Celebrations @ Hare Krishna Temple – Sunday, October 30, 2011
Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple will celebrate Diwali in grand (kirtan fashion) this Sunday with a special “kirtan-themed” presentation.  It will be a spectacular festival that will provide a feast for the eyes, body, mind and soul!  The program will begin at 6pm and be an extended program (vegetarian feast served at 8:30pm).  We hope you can join us for these special festivities!