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, August 19, 2018

Balarama Jayanti - August 25, 2018

1:47:00 PM By RG

On Saturday, August 25th we will be celebrating Balarama Jayanti, the auspicious appearance day of Lord Balarama. Lord Balarama appeared as the elder brother of Lord Krishna when He descended five thousand years ago. While Lord Krishna has a dark bluish cloud complexion, Lord Balarama’s complexion is like a white autumn cloud. He possesses boundless strength which is represented by the plough He carries. Lord Balarama is considered the adi-guru, the original spiritual master for everyone. No one can approach Lord Krishna without first getting the mercy of Lord Balarama.

This year we are grateful to have Vaisesika prabhu and Nirakula mataji join us for the festivities.

They will attend the Monthly Sankirtan Festival (MSF) outing earlier during the day between 1pm and 5pm at Old City Hall (corner of Bay St and Queen St W). This is a wonderful opportunity to greet passersby with some chanting and dancing as well as to share transcendantal books with them on this special day.

Our visiting guests will also attend the evening celebrations at the temple starting at 6pm. Join us as we celebrate the auspicious appearance of Lord Balarama with kirtan, a special class given by Vaisesika prabhu, arati and sumptuous prasadam!