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Gaura Purnima at Murari Sevaka

by ISKCON Murari Sevaka

Posted March 4, 2011

You are invited to celebrate Gaura Purnima at Murari Sevaka

We will be celebrating on Sunday March 20, 2011 Gaura Purnima is the annual celebration of the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. “Gaura” refers to Caitanya Mahaprahu’s golden complexion and “Purnima” refers to the full-moon night on which He appeared. On this special day, Krishna personally appeared over 500 years ago in the year 1486 AD in Sridhama Mayapur, West Bengal, India. He was known as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and acted as His own devotee. He came to this world to spread love of God through the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord.

Sri Caitanya’s teachings cover three main topics:

1. Knowledge of the soul’s relationship with Krishna ,

2. The method of awakening that relationship, and

3. The awakened state of that relationship (pure love of God.)

Most of all he taught us that we gain full enlightenment simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord:

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

The actual day of Gaura Purnima this year is Saturday March 19th. We will be celebrating the following day on Sunday March 20th. Please see the attached document regarding the fasting & feasting recommendations from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Our Schedule of Events is as follows:

Bhajans will begin at 12 noon for anyone who wants to come early.....

2pm The festivities officially begin with one hour of bhajans & kirtans

3pm Abhiseka for the glorious Lord Caitanya and Nityananda...bhajans continue

3:30pm Offering of feast bhoga

4pm Arotik for Lord Caitanya

4:30pm His Holiness Hanumatpresaka Swami. Speaks on the glories of Lord Caitanya

A short kirtan will follow and Prasad will be served out. Sponsorships are available to serve the Lord.

Flowers - $108, Feast - $251, Arotik - $51, Abishek - $108

Please call to let us know you will be attending.


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