Posted August 27, 2004
SRILA PRABHUPADA'S FAMILY MAHA-REUNION & MAYAPUR FESTIVAL 2005
A GRAND CELEBRATION IS PLANNED TO COMMEMORATE THREE IMPORTANT EVENTS-
- SRILA PRABHUADA'S 108th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
- 500th ANNIVERSAY OF SRI GAURANGA MAHAPRABHU'S INITIATION BY ISVARA PURIPADA!!
- 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SILVER JUBILEE OF THE INSTALLATION OF SRI SRI RADHA MADHAVA AND MAYAPUR CHANDRA DEITIES IN MAYAPUR.
This historical festival in Mayapur will bring thousands of devotees from around the world to take association from hundreds of Srila Prabhupada's own disciples, and to relish the sweet pastimes of Srila Prabhupada at this time of celebration of so many glorious events.
This is another example of the mercy of Their Lordships Sri Panca-tattva, who have manifested at Mayapur in Their magnificent 7ft deity form. By now everyone has heard and seen of these wondrous pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His eternal associates. Once more They are gathering devotees together so they can relish the pastimes of the Lord in the association of His dear devotees.
Mayapur Festival 2005 highlights :
- Celebrating the 25 year Silver Jubilee anniversary of the installation of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Sri Mayapur Chandra.
- The largest gathering of Srila Prabhupada's disciples in the one place since his departure.
- Association of hundreds of disciples of Srila Prabhupada and many hours of Srila Prabhupada-katha.
- Celebration of Srila Prabhupada's 108th birth anniversary
- Celebration of the 500th anniversary of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's initiation by Srimad iSvara Puri.
- A rare opportunity-a special festival at Kanai Natsala!
- Brahmotsava Maha abhishek to the big Sri Panca-tattva deities on 13th March
- Free prasadam
- No festival fee
- Free seminars on the pastimes of Srila Prabhupada
Mayapur Festival Schedule
March 8 Arrival of devotees
March 9-12 Srila Prabhupada Katha
March 13 Sri Panca-tattva Installation Brahmotsava
March 14 Navadwip Mandala Parikrama starts
March 20 Parikrama returns to Mayapur; World Peace Maha-Yajna
March 21 Ekadasi, Sri Sri Radha Madhava Boat Festival, Congregational preaching night
March 22 Santipur Festival, Book distribution night
March 23 Ganga Puja and Jala Yatra, World excellency awards distribution night
March 24 Ratha Yatra, Adhivas
March 25 Gaura Purnima, Lord Gauranaga Abhishek
March 26 Jagannath Mishra Feast
-From March 21 to March 25 Daily from 7pm - 10pm-Harinam Sankirtan in Sri Panca-tattva temple
Kanai Natshala Festival:
The year 2005 is very special for the followers of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, as it is the 500th anniversary celebration of Mahaprabhu's taking initiation from Srila isvara Puri at Gaya, where Mahaprabhu had gone to offer sraddha to His father, Jagannath Misra.
On the way back to Navadwip, Mahaprabhu saw Krsna at Kanai Natshala, situated at the bank of Ganga-devi, on top of a small hill. This is the place where Lord Gauranga manifested His love for Krsna in separation. When He came back to Navadwip He had completely changed-a different Nimai then before His trip to Gaya.
At Kanai Natshala there is footprint of Krsna. Fortunately this most glorious place has been donated to ISKCON by the person left in charge, one very old sadhu from the Ramanuja sampradaya. ISKCON has built a very nice temple with deities of Radha-Krsna and Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu. There are also guesthouse facilities. It is a very beautiful location, set upon a small hill overlooking Sri Ganga-devi.
There will a grand festival with the participation of devotees from all over the world. The day after Gaura Purnima, devotees will proceed to Kanai Natshala by bus. On the way we will stop at Ekacakra-dhama to see the places of childhood pastimes of Lord Nityananda, and at Ramakeli to see the sites made holy by Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana Goswamis. There devotees can take darshan of Sri Sri Radha Madan-mohan, the deities of Sanatana Goswami, and the place where he was kept under arrest by Nawab Hussain Shah. At this place there is also the footprint of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Kanai Natshala Festival Schedule
March 26 Kanai Natshala festival. Stay at Ekachakra
March 27 Visit Ramkeli and reach at Kanai Natashala
March 28 Kanai Natashal festival
Three days parikrama and Kanai Natshala festival fee - $30
This fee covers prasadam, bus transportation, and all accommodation during the three day tour. Limited devotees can be registered for this rare festival. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Kanai Natshala Festival booking:
Contact Purananda Das
Mayapur Festival Room booking:
Contact Sivananda Das
Navadwip Mandala Parikrama booking:
Transportation from Kolkata:
Contact - Purananda Das
Srila Prabhupada Family Reunion Invitation Committee Chairman:
HH Bhakti Caru Swami
If you would like to help this great festival financially by sponsoring
prasadam for devotees, please contact the Festival Coordinator, HH Bhakti
Purusottama Swami, firstname.lastname@example.org