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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Your Guide to Janmastami Celebrations TOMORROW!

5:44:00 PM By Vijay Teli

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, marks the biggest spiritual birthday bash in Toronto - Janmastami! Here is a quick guide to help you tomorrow.


FREE parking has been arranged for Janmastami festival attendees. The parking lot is located on Pears Avenue, a 2-3 minute walk from the temple. Free parking is available from 5:00pm - 2:00am.

As you can imagine, we have over 1,000 people join us every year for this celebration and we are looking forward to a packed house! To ensure there is less traffic in the building and to keep all shoes in one place, we are trying a new initiative by having all shoes stored outside in our parking lot. Everyone's shoes will be bagged and stored and you will receive a ticket to retrieve your shoes at the end of your stay. As always, we ask for your cooperation as we try to maintain the shoes in an organized fashion.

Schedule **subject to change**:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Arati
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Kirtan
7:00pm - 7:15pm: Welcome and Announcements
7:15pm - 8:00pm: Class
8:00pm - 8:30pm: Arati
8:30pm - 8:50pm: Dance Performance
8:50pm - 9:30pm: Krishna Consciousness Around the World - a Special Multimedia Presentation
9:30pm - 10:15pm: Maha Shanka Abhisheka
10:15pm - 11:00pm: Special Shadow Puppet Drama
11:00pm - 12:00am: Maha Abhisheka
12:00am - 12:30am: Midnight Arati!
12:30am - 1:30am: Vegetarian Feast

We hope you can join us for these auspicious celebrations!