Chakra Announcements

Prabhupada Festival Extended!

by ISKCON New Talavan Community

Posted July 14, 2005

Prabhupada Festival Extended!

The upcoming Srila Prabhupada Festival at New Talavan and New Orleans has been extended to four days: Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.

Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 are the 30th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's visit to New Orleans and New Talavan, according to the lunar Vedic calendar. Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 are the corresponding dates in the Western calendar.

Therefore, New Orleans and New Talavan are having a four-day Grand 30th Anniversary Festival in honor of Srila Prabhupada's transcendental visit! It will be a four-day festival of Krsna Consciousness and fun! Many senior devotees such as Jayapataka Maharaja and others will be here.

Everyone is invited to attend. If you've never been to New Talavan, please come. If you have been here before, please bless with your association once again. If there is any possibility that you can attend, we want you here! Email or call us for accommodations and transportation. See below for specific contacts in New Orleans and New Talavan.

Program

Thursday July 28th -- 30th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance in New Orleans according to the Vedic calendar

11 AM -- Srila Prabhupada arrives at New Orleans Airport and receives the Key to the City from the Mayor Noon -- Srila Prabhupada arrives at New Orleans temple:

Reception
Greeting the Deities
Abhisheka
Bhoga Offering
Puspanjali
Guru-puja
Prabhupada-smaranam: Srila Prabhupada's disciples who were present in 1975 will give their personal memories of Srila Prabhupada's arrival.

1:30 PM -- Jayapataka Maharaja inaugurates the Festival

Yogindra Vandana Prabhu welcomes all the dignitaries and guests Yogindra announces the schedule details, introduces festival staff Programs with festival contacts distributed to all guests

2 PM -- Class by Jayapataka Maharaja
3-5 PM -- One of the world's greatest feasts!
5 PM -- Srila Prabhupada darshan: recording of Srila Prabhupada's room conversation in New Orleans. Transcripts will be provided and slide of Srila Prabhupada's visit will be shown.
6 PM -- Arati
6:45 PM -- Awards ceremony honoring New Sankirtan Puri's past Temple Presidents, GBCs and Directors
9 PM -- Mango shake and puffed rice prasadam
Friday July 29th -- 30th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's visit to New Talavan according to the Vedic calendar

4:30 AM -- Mangal-arati
5:30 AM -- Srila Prabhupada leaves for New Talavan
7 AM -- Srila Prabhupada Arrives at New Talavan Greeting
Deity Greeting
Guru-puja
8 AM -- Recording of Srila Prabhupada's Srimad-Bhagavatam class at New Talavan. Transcripts will be provided.
9 AM -- Breakfast prasadam
10:30 -- Abhisheka
Noon -- Arati
1 PM -- Srila Prabhupada-smaranam: Srila Prabhupada's disciples who were present in 1975 remember his visit to New Talavan.
3 PM -- Another one of the world's greatest feasts!
5 PM -- Tour of New Talavan with Srila Prabhupada

The farm building
Bullock-cart procession of Srila Prabhupada's walk. Recording of the walk conversation will be played. Transcripts will be provided.

7 PM -- Arati
7:30 PM -- Awards ceremony honoring New Talavan devotees and donors

Prabhupada-smaranam
Drama: Krsna and His Friends in the Talavan Forest

Prabhupada-smaranam (continued)

Gurukulis' Dance

Slide show

9 PM -- Light prasadam and fireworks!

Saturday, June 30th
4:30 AM -- Mangal-arati
7 AM -- Deity greeting, Guru-puja
7:45 AM -- Panel discussion: ISKCON farm communities and self-sufficiency
9 AM -- Breakfast Prasadam
10:30 AM -- Swimming!
1:30 PM -- Lunch prasadam
3 PM -- Leave for New Orleans
5 PM -- Maha-Harinam in French Quarter
7 PM -- Cultural Program
8 PM -- Bhagavat-Katha
9 PM -- Huge feast!

Sunday, July 31st -- 30th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance in New Orleans according to the Western calendar

4:30 AM -- Mangal-arati
7 AM -- Deity greeting, Guru-puja
7:45 AM -- Srimad-Bhagavatam Class
9 AM -- Breakfast Prasadam
10:30 AM -- Swimming at New Talavan
Noon -- Arati, Class and Sunday Feast at New Talavan
5:30 PM -- Arati, Class and Sunday Feast at New Orleans Contacts

Accommodations in New Orleans: Shraddhadeva Prabhu, , 504 343-8492 Transportation from New Orleans Airport, Train or Bus station to New Orleans temple: Divya Gopal Prabhu, gopal211@aol.com, 504 338-6775 Accommodations at New Talavan: Dasanudas Prabhu, talavan@mypicayune.com, 601 749-9460
Motels near New Talavan: see http://www.newtalavana.org/directions.htm
Transportation from Picayune or Gulfport Airport, Train or Bus station to New Talavan Farm: Yogindra Prabhu, talavan@mypicayune.com, 601 749-9460

Please let us know your itinerary and accommodations requirements as soon as possible!

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans and New Talavan! Srila Prabhupada-ki Jaya!