Chakra Announcements

Sri Nityananda Jayanti Feb 21, 2005

by ISKCON New York

Posted February 18, 2005

Sri Nityananda Jayanti
Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu

Dear Devotees,

You are all cordially invited to celebrate the Transcendental appearance day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir on Monday, February 21, 2005.

This year, their Lordships, Sri Sri Dayal-Nitai Vijay Gauranga, the deities of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram in New York City, will be making their first trip to Sri Sri Radha Govinda's Temple to accept the worship of all the devotees on this festival evening.

Please come with your family and friends to take part in this auspicious festival.

Schedule of Events:

6:30pm - Bhajans
7:00pm - Sri Sri Gaura Nitai & Sri Sri Radha Govinda Sundara Arati and Kirtan
8:00pm - Glorification of Lord Nityananda-Rama
8:30pm - Prasadam Feast

For further information, please contact the NY temple: (718) 855-6714; (718) 875-6127 e-mail: ny_iskcon@yahoo.com


vande shri-krishna-chaitanya-
nityanandau sahoditau
gaudodaye pushpavantau
chitra shandau tamo-nudau

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krishna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all." (Cc.Adi.1.2.)

Like the sun and moon appearing in the horizon, Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda appeared along with the pancha-tattva to dissipate the veil of ignorance that covered the hearts of the conditioned souls. Eternally known as brothers, Nimai and Nitai performed sankirtan in the streets of Nadia and thus uplifted the hearts of many of it's residents and thus krsna-prema or love of god was able to manifest in hearts that were once considered barren. Even those that evaded Mahaprabhu's grips were unable to escape the merciful grips of Lord Nityananda for he was relentless. Though the Supreme Lord of all, Lord Nityananda humbly begged each door he went to chant the name of "Gauranga" and thus fulfil life's goal.

Lord Nityananda is very dear to Caitanya Mahaprabhu and thus those who want his favor must humbly take shelter of Lord Nityananda who is very merciful even to the most fallen and destitute devoid of any good qualities. By thus surrendering to Lord Nityananda with faith and humility and imploring His mercy one can thus receive all auspiciousness, end the cycle of ignorance and firmly be situated in the boat of krsna-prema.