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Gaur Purnima or Appearance Day of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated amidst great festivities and enthusiasm by the devotees of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is the mercy incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, appeared on the planet around 530 years ago and freely distributed love of Godhead to everyone without any discrimination.

The sankirtan started around 3.30pm from the temple, with hundreds of ecstatic devotees submerged in the waves of holy name. The procession passed through the streets of Punjabi Bagh and reached the venue of celebration, Natha Singh Vatika.

The programme started with Abhishek of the Lordships whose beauty left the audience spellbound. This was followed by a cultural program, where children of Hare Krishna Sunday School displayed their amazing talents being employed in the service of the lordships. The deities were dressed in the new festival outfits and were offered Sringar Aarti where the devotees prayed to the most munificent of all incarnations, Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananada, to appear in their hearts and bestow them with topmost perfection of life i.e. love of Godhead. The programme ended with grand prasadam feast for everyone.

The joy and smile on each & everyone’s face vividly depicted that how much they enjoyed being part of the festival and rendering their services.

ISKCON Punjabi Bagh opened their renovated deity kitchen on the auspicious occasion of ekadasi. The program started with the auspicious vaisnav homa (yajna). All main ‘utsav vigrahas’ of the temple were brought in their new renovated deity kitchen and shown their paraphernalia.

All the devotees begged their mercy for giving them guidance and more service opportunity. The new renovated kitchen includes all latest accessories & tools for cooking bhoga of the Lord. This new kitchen also has installed two auto clean chimneys in order to remove all the fumes and oil. The new air washer system is installed inside the kitchen to provide cool air even during cooking.

For the dresses of the Lordships, ward robes installed, are termite free, rust free, fire proof and water proof and are designed and installed by Magpie Company. It’s a moment of joy for all the volunteers serving in the deity kitchen department.

1) 1st Annual Day Celebration at Ankuram Preschool.
Ankuram preschool celebrated it’s first annual function on Thursday, 28th February 2019 at Muktdhara Auditorium, Banga Sanskriti Bhavan. The celebration was themed ‘Krishna, our eternal friend’. The program commenced with Shri Krishnashtakam, a prayer song performed by the children. The main attraction of the day was the play titled, ‘Krishna, our best friend’. Beautifully recited shlokas and krishna conscious songs, kids dressed in a mix of traditional and western clothes and teachers sharing the stage to perform with kids created a perfect mood for the blissful event

2) Ankuram preschool launched it’s first rhyme book on Monday, 18th February at Iskcon Punjabi Bagh on the occasion of Nityanand Trayodashi, the appearance day of Lord Nityanand. The book titled ‘Krishna Rhymes and Stories, Part 1’ has been written by Jayadayini mataji in Vrindavan and teaches traditional rhymes replacing traditional characters with Krishna and his associates. The devotees enjoyed a chance to sing along the rhyme ‘If you love Gaura Nitai clap your hands’. HG Rukmini Krishna prabhuji encouraged everyone to enrol their children in Ankuram preschool to ensure a spiritual school life. The book is available for purchase at the temple book shops.

The dedicated devotees of IYF Punjabi Bagh had successfully cracked their cut off by distributing 20,000 Bhagavad Gita As It Is hard copies. The target was never achieved in the history of the youth forum of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh.

A month of missionary spirit and dedicated efforts made it a reality. Now was the time to celebrate the efforts and also to share and inspire others with their unique experiences of the art of book distribution. The program was conducted in the presence of His Grace Murali Krishna Prabhu (Temple Vice President), His Grace Vaikuntha Vraj Prabhu (Co – ordinator of IYF Punjabi Bagh) & many other seniors.

The euphoria began with senior brahmcharis speaking on the glories of Book Distribution and it’s struggles, which ultimately pleases Srila Prabhupad. The leading distributors of IYF shared their realisations, difficulties they underwent and still their drive for inspiration was maintained. A wonderful drama to practically demonstrate the highlights of their interesting experiences then was presented under the Title “Our Family Business”.

The celebrations included an inspirational note for those who didn’t participate this year & motivated them for 2019 Marathon. The Grand celebration ended with the Grand Feast parallel to the feast on the occasion of Srila Bhaktisidhhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad’s Appearance Day.

Nityanand Triyodashi 18th February 2019

21 Feb 2019, Posted by VANI Group in Festivals

Nityanand Triyodashi 2019. 18th February 2019, witnessed the celebrations of the appearance of the ‘mercy avataar’, Nityanand Prabhu here at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh. The exuberant kirtan was led by HG Vishwambhar prabhu n team, which charged the whole atmosphere.

Relishing Nityanand Katha was given by HG Atul Krishna Prabhu and then by HG Vamsi Vadan Prabhu. The intoxication of the of the abhishek ceremony was vividly seen in their dance and joyful smiles. The fasting till afternoon was followed by a grand feast.

Monthly Festival started at 3 places

21 Feb 2019, Posted by VANI Group in Festivals

Monthly Festival started at 3 places.‘Hare Krishna Utsav’ is the new initiative taken by few congregational devotees of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh, a monthly festival at 3 different places viz Shastri Nagar, Mangolpuri and Burari. The first month of the festival was a huge success and saw active participation from devotees, who were joined by many intrigued newcomers.

The programme comprised of ecstatic kirtan, divine Hari katha, followed by feast prasadam for everyone. The festival aims to give opportunity to everyone to come in contact with the Holy Name and participate in Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan movement. Seeing the encouraging response, the team wishes to start it at more places soon.

IGF New Year Party

21 Feb 2019, Posted by VANI Group in ISKCON GIRLS FORUM

IGF New Year Party. ISKCON Girls Forum (IGF) of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh organized a New Years party at Srila Prabhupada Bhawan in the first week of February. The event was organised to welcome the new year with some more Krsna Conscious resolutions clubbed with determination.

It was a fun-filled evening, with ecstatic kirtan and dancing, sumptuous prasadam and many interesting spiritual games. The highlight of the evening was ‘Cooking without gas’ competition, which witnessed keen participation from girls and was a great success. Many games enthralled the devotees with fun like balance the pencil,golgappa race, musical chair etc. With loads of fun the extravaganza was no short of spiritual growth.

The new year party was a power pact event of joy n spirituality. Overall, it was an evening well spent with celebrations in the Krishna Conscious way.

Bhagavad Gita Marathon 2019 Prize Distribution. ISKCON Punjabi Bagh organized Bhagvad Gita marathon award distribution ceremony on the 15th of February to thank all devotees who took part in marathon.

The occasion was graced by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj, HG Sukhwaha mataji, HH Bhakti Ratnakar Ambarisha Maharaj and many other senior devotees. The program started with ecstatic kirtan, followed by special discourse by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj whose inspiration and blessings helped ISKCON Punjabi Bagh to come 2nd in the world distributing more than 2,50,000 Bhagavad Gitas during this month.

The lecture was followed by awards being given to all participants and special prizes to the groups and individuals distributing maximum books. The program ended with Prasadam feast for everyone.

VISIT TO SSMI BY TEAM VANI 19th Jan 2019

29 Jan 2019, Posted by VANI Group in Vani

VISIT TO SSMI BY TEAM VANI on 19th January. On 19 Jan, Team VANI, from ISKCON Punjabi Bagh, visited SSMI School (East Punjabi Bagh). The program included introduction to Hare Krishna mahamantra, melodious kirtan, and distribution of hot and sumptuous Prasad, which was thoroughly relished by kids.

All the students and teachers alike, participated in kirtan by singing and dancing and had an exuberant experience. Team VANI had a memorable experience in sharing Joy of Devotion with the little stars.