Category Archives: Festivals

Gaur Poornima Celebration 2017 at ISKCON Aravade

Hare Krishna dear Devotees!
Gaur Poornima Festival celebrated enthusiatically,Festival celebration started from Mangala Aarti followed by Bhagavatam class. Caitanya
MahaPrabhu started this congregational chanting of Hare Krishna so
devotees in Aravade arranged Nagar Sankirtan at streets of Aravade.
Also there was whole day Sankirtan in Temple Hall.
Gaurachand appeared at evening… we invite Lord Gauranga by
performing His Abhishek and then offering 56 Preparations. HG Abhiram
Thakur Prabhuji sang Gaura Aarti follwed by Lecture on Gauranga’s Pastimes.There were devotees from Sangali,Karad,Pune and from different Places.

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Hare Krishna Festival 2017 & Lord Chaitanya Lotus Feet installation ceremony at Sri Sri Radhagopal Temple, Iskcon Aravade.

Hare Krishna dear Devotees!
Gauranga!!! Nityananda!!!
Its very pleasure giving to us that Sri Sri RadhaGopal Temple,
ISKCON Aravade grandfully installed Lord Caitanya’s Lotus Feet
on 26 January 2017(Annual HARE KRISHNA FESTIVAL).
HH Lokanath Swami Maharj, HH Krishna shetra Maharaj, HH Ramgovind
Swami Maharaj installed the Lotus Feet and sung ecstatic melodious
Kirtans. Cheift Guest were Mr. Sanjay Kaka Patil(Parliament Member),
Mr. Yuvarajdada Patil.
Devotees from various countries like france, Chaina, Japan, America, Russia attended program.Prasadam was distributed to more than 15,000
devotees!! Along with that Srila Prabhupada’s Books were distributed.

Lord Caitanya

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Lord Caitanya’s Lotus Feet Installation on 26 January 2017

Hare Krishna Devotees!
Its our fortune that Lord Caitanya’s Lotus feet is being installed in Aravade on 26 January in
presence of HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj, HH RamGovind Swami Maharaj and HG upraghunath prabhuji.
Become part of this transcendental event and take Lord Caitanya’s blessings!!

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Importance of Srila Prabhupada’s Books


Abhay Charan De now known as H D G A C Bhakti Vedant Swami Srila Prabhupada was born on Sept 1,1896, in Kolkatta, India. His father Gaur Mohan De was a cloth merchant and mother was Rajani. Acc to Bengali tradition, his father approached an astrologer to calculate His horoscope.The astrologer predicted that at the age of 70 He would cross the ocean,become a great exponent of religion and open 108 temples.

Srile Prabhupada was a pioneer of ISKCON. His main mission was the printing and distribution of His Transcendental Books. This order was given to Him by His Spiritual Master H D G Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabupada would take rest around 10pm and rise about midnight and early morning hours to write His Transcendental books. He worked hard for our benefit, His books has saved the live’s of many conditioned souls. He changed the “Hippies” into ” Happies”. Srila Prabhupada wrote and published over 80 volumes of Spiritual Literature.He wrote Books with great care and devotion in translating the ancient Sanskrit Vedic Litratures into English.
Once of His disciple asked Srila Prabhupada :” How can I please You”?
Srila Prabhupada immediately replied : ” You can please Me the Most by reading My Books and following the instructions therein”. Our advancement in Krishna Consciousness is mainly by two reasons, Knowledge and renunciation, jnana & tyaga or tapasya which we get by reading His Books.

The Scriptures gives information about the Spiritual reality. His Books are real treasure to the modern society. His first Book was BACK TO GODHEAD, Books like Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, Nectar Of Devotion, Nectar Of Instruction, Sri Caitanya Caritamrita and many more books has given the Divya gyan and has transformed the heart of the fallen soul to the Spiritual World ( Back to Godhead), to reunite our lost relationship with the Lord.

Srimad Bhagvatam – 18,000 verses 12 volumes. It is an epic Sanskrit history of Krsna’s incarnations, past times. Also gave wonderful example of the activities of the devotees and the Lord.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is – enlightens us the purpose of life and how to achieve ultimate success in this world and the next.

Sri Caitanya Caritamrita – a nine volume Bengali biography of the life and teachings of the Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Nectar Of Devotion – is a summary study of Rupa Gosvami’s Classic Bhakti Rasamrit Sindhu an detailed description of the Science of Bhakti Yoga, an devotional service to the Supreme Personality Of Godhead Krsna.
Nectar Of Instruction – The Nectar of Instruction, contains eleven lessons in the ancient science of bhakti-yoga.This is an compact guidebook of essential spiritual teachings about how to choose a Guru, how to practice yoga, even where to live – originally written in Sanskrit by Srila Rupa Gosvami, now translated and illuminated by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Nectar of Instruction is the key to enlightenment for all seekers on the path of spiritual perfection.

Srila Prabhupada once said to his devotees that,” I will never die”. Physically he may have disappeared from sight but through His wonderful books we get the association of Dear Srila Prabhupada. His books are now published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust almost in 57 languages, 80 volumes with a billion copies sold.

So, after hearing from our previous acaryas, we should try to understand it through Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and example. With the Srila Prabhupada’s mercy we should implement in our day to day life and please our dear Srila Gurudev and Srila Prabhupada . In this way, we should begin and end with Srila Prabhupada’s books.

- By H G Srichandrika devi dasi

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Upcoming Project- Lord Chaitanya MahaPrabhu Lotus Feet Umbrella, at ISKCON Aravade.

Hare krishna devotees,
Whenever we get money we can install Foot Print of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Similar as Pandharpur temple.
It will add sanctity to that place as well as beauty—- HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj
As per his instruction, Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s lotus feet will be installed at ISKCON Aravade
by end of the year 2016. This will facilitate all visitors to know and remember Caitanya Mahaprabhu
and thereby to get His mercy.
Proposed plan for the project is as shown below:
Orders have already been placed and the work has been already started.
But we are in urgent need of funds about 7 lakhs.
Please refer to the attached pamphlet we have created for campaigning of this project.

We need urgent help from all the devotees in order to successfully complete the project
Before the end of 2016 as per the desire of Guru Maharaj.

Please help and contribute as much as you can for this wonderful project.

You can transfer laxmi to following account:
Account Name: Jay Kulkarni
Bank: State Bank of India, Ravivar Karanja, Nashik
Account Number: 20175154699

IFSC code: SBIN0018050

Please mail or text amount donated along with your name to Audarya Gaur Das
on or +918805810079
Thanking you,
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Lotus Feet Project Team

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