Chakra Announcements

L.A. Prabhupada Festival for U.S. Memorial Day weekend

by Devala das and Gadadhara das

Posted May 27, 2005

This year marks the fourteenth annual Prabhupada Festival. The festival is held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28th and 29th, at the Hare Krishna Temple in Los Angeles, California. It is for the purpose of glorifying His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Srila Prabhupada is the only reason anyone knows the words "Hare Krishna" in the western mainstream culture. He produced (and inspired the distribution of) more transcendental literature -- books, conversations, letters, records and lectures -- than any other Vaisnava who lived during his time or lived after his vapu association.

Srila Prabhupada's achievements are unsurpassed and unparalleled in spreading the philosophy of Krishna consciousness all over the world. No one else has come close to accomplishing a fraction of what Srila Prabhupada has accomplished. Srila Prabhupada taught directly in line with great Vaisnava Acharyas descending straight from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His teachings are authoritative and pure; his actions are exemplary to anyone interested in spirituality.

The Prabhupada Festival glorifies Srila Prabhupada and encourages everyone to learn, become inspired and enjoy the activities of Krishna consciousness. It is a wonderful opportunity to associate with devotees and share ideas on increasing Krishna consciousness. The two festival days are filled with wonderful feasts, music, dance, entertainment, devotee association, exhibits, seminars and more. There will be two stages outside hosting many talented performers throughout both days. The temple will be filled with sweet kirtan and many other activities, including the special "Prabhupada Pastimes." New seminars will be given by qualified devotees, and the children's program will provide fun activities and prizes for everyone. Other highlights of the festival include the Prabhupada Rathayatra and Maha Harinama Party. Devotees will have an opportunity to associate nicely and to glorify Srila Prabhupada in a sweet, devotional atmosphere. Everyone is welcomed and invited to join this most wonderful Prabhupada Festival.

Srila Prabhupada did the unthinkable, the unfathomable. He was a pure devotee and the master at whose feet all other masters sit.. His vani (instructions) continue to spread around the world and his presence can be felt by anyone who cares to read his books, to listen to his lectures, and to watch his films. Srila Prabhupada's accomplishments are so far beyond any description or glorification that neither this article nor any other article can do him justice. Hare Krishna!