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Gaura Purnima Celebration 2016
at ISKCON Newcastle
on 27th March 2016, Sunday Starting at 2pm
Lecture, Drama, Music, Dance and a Sumptuous Feast!
“In the age of Kali-yuga, Lord Krishna advents in this material world as Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu along with Balarama appearing as Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda is also known as Nitai, Nityananda Prabhu and Nityananda Rama. He took the role of Lord Chaitanya’s principal associate for spreading the chanting of the holy names of Lord Krishna in the form of Harinama-sankirtana. He distributed the mercy of Lord Krishna to all the fallen, materially conditioned souls of this age by performing the congregational chanting of the Lord’s holy names. According to the teachings of the acharyas, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu cannot be approached or understood without taking shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, who is the original guru of all the universes. He serves as an intermediary between Lord Chaitanya and His devotees. He is the second body of the Lord, manifesting as Balarama to Sri Krishna, Lakshmana to Sri Rama and Nityananda Prabhu to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.”
We cordially invite you to our next 8 Hour Kirtan which will be taking place on the 2nd January 2016. Join us for this simple yet powerful start to the New Year!
Kirtan will start at noon and go on till 8pm which a sumptuous lunch during the event and light dinner served afterwards.
Please join us if you can in our attempt to start the new year on a joyful and auspicious ‘note’!.
On Monday 21st December, we are celebrating the supremely auspicious day of Gita Jayanti, the anniversary of the day that Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to His dear devotee, Arjuna.
To mark the occasion, we will be holding a special program at the temple, in which we will recite the entire Bhagavad Gita! By hearing this ‘Song of God’, we will become completely purified and enlightened.
Since Krishna and his words are non-different, just by hearing and reciting the Bhagavad Gita, we are directly associating with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself!
The program will commence at 5pm and the recitation will continue til 8pm, after which we will serve some light prasadam (refreshments).
Please come along and take full advantage of this great festival! P.s please bring your Bhagavad Gita if you have one!