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 28, 2015

The Auspicious Month of Kartik Begins Today!

9:55:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

As many regular spiritualists of the Hare Krishna tradition know, the month of Kartik begins today! The natural charms of autumn are enhanced by the season of Kartik: the lunar month that falls across October and November.

This month is described as especially dear to Krishna, and sincere spiritualists keep it sacred through acts of devotion and vows of austerity aimed at increasing their spiritual strength and drawing closer to Krishna.

At the Hare Krishna temple, every Sunday Feast during this very special month will be highlighted with sublime festivities. Of note, we will collectively sing the Damodarastakam prayers, which celebrate one of Krishna's most endearing pastimes.

The month will also feature amazing festivals and the opportunity for us to dive deeper in our spirituality! We hope you can join us every Sunday at the Hare Krishna temple during this auspicious month.

As a special treat, you can view a wonderful animation of the Damodarastakam prayers (complete with lyrics and translation) below: