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DISCOVER YOURSELF

22 Sep 2018, Posted by VANI Group in Discover Yourself

EVERY SUNDAY started from 9th September.

In order to enlighten misguided Youth, a very positive initiative was taken under the guidance of HG Sukvak prabhu. With almost 80 participants and loads of positive feedback its a commendable campaign for the youth. All of them look forward for more classes.

Congregation seminar on grihastas life on 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th Sep 2018.
HG Hari Lila Das (faculty MIHE & senior congregation leader) & HG Divya Lila devi dasi started a short seminar for sharing the experience of family life in Krsna consciousness. The major topics dealt were:

1) Principles of KC marriage

2) Dynamics of grhashtha life

3) Divorce

4) Art of Parenting

5) Accepting Vanprashtha life

6) Drawing your life plan.

This course aims to provide a comprehensive and practical understanding of what it means to be a house holder practicing Krsna consciousness according to teachings of Srila Prabhupada. The course is to educate everyone about essentials of grihasta ashram in Krsna consciousness. Also, it will help us to raise our children in wonderful Krsna consciousness way and give them the knowledge and opportunities to enter Krsna consciousness. The course focused on the present & future as grihastas in Krsna consciousness. The eagerness & queries showed that the seminar was remarkably assimilated by the audience.

HH Prabodhananda Saraswati Swami’s visit from 12th-15th Sep 2018. It was an eventful and fruitful visit of maharaj as he enlightened us all on the power and glories of Holy Names. Attended by almost 1000 devotees, it actually geared us up for the upcoming World Holy Name Festival. By the end of it the congregation was in great zest and zeal to participate in WHNF 2018. Maharaj also distributed prizes for exemplary services on Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Truly, the visit was encouraging!

World Holy Name Festival 2018 started on 17th Sep and was till 24th Sep. As part of this mega campaign, ISKCON Punjabi Bagh planned a plethora of activities everyday which includes 4 Harinaams, a Mahaharinaam on last day, 64 rounds japathon and 24 hours kirtan. Apart from this , there were daily Srimad Bhagwatam classes to deepen our relation with Naam Prabhu. The enthusiastic congregation also pledged to chant extra rounds throughout the week. Indeed this week prepared us for upcoming month of Kartik.

Hare Krishna Sunday school organised a very captivating and inspiring seminar on “The art of parenting”. The seminar took place at blind school Raghubir nagar, on the 9th of September.

It was addressed by HG Amogha Lila prabhu, Vice President, ISKCON Dwarka. Around 130, parents attended the seminar who realised the importance of their role as parents in shaping the future of their children.

Prabhuji explained that real meaning of parents

P-protection

A- Association

R-Respect

E-Expectations

N-Narrations

T-Tolerance

S- Spiritual education.

It was an interactive seminar and lead to a lot of takeaways. Parents were really enlightened and appreciated the way prabhuji explained them their roles and responsibility as parents. Overall it was a highly informative session and everyone looked forward to having many more such sessions in near future. The smile and satisfaction was vividly seen.

Balaram jayanti (26th Aug, Sunday)

22 Aug 2018, Posted by VANI Group in Balaram Jayanti

Devotees of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh share the special blessings of having the personal association of Sri Sri Krishna Balaram in the temple altar. Balaram Jayanti, the festival of divine appearance holds special significance for devotees here, and the festival was celebrated with grandeur and festivity.

A special abhishek of Sri Sri Krishna Balrama was performed on this occasion along with katha, kirtan and special decorations in the temple. ISKCON Punjabi Bagh is the only Krishna Balaram Mandir in the Delhi NCR.

Rath Yatra (25th Aug)

22 Aug 2018, Posted by VANI Group in Jagannath Rath Yatra

ISKCON Founder Acharya- Srila Prabhupada wanted to share the fortune of spiritual life with everyone, even with those who for some reasons choose not to come to temple. In Rath Yatra, Lord Jagganath Baladev Subhadra themselves would come out of temple, riding on chariots to give an audience to everyone. ISKCON Punjabi Bagh celebrated their annual Rath Yatra on 25th Aug, 2018 Saturday with great jubilation and festivity.

The festival, centred around the pastime of devotees inviting Lord to visit Vrindavan from Kurusetra, and also in their own hearts, saw participation from thousands of devotees, who assembled for pulling the chariots, chanting, dancing and distribution of prasadam to general public. There was special provision for smooth flow of traffic and cleanliness after the festival. The colourful parade of devotees, blissfully dancing in groups, and chanting, and wishing to share the message of peace and love with everyone, was appreciated by public, who showed their interest by enthusiastically participating in the parade and buying the literature.

A Special Stall by Deity Department (21st Aug)

22 Aug 2018, Posted by VANI Group in Deity

What to do with old dresses of deities, which are no longer usable as such for their Lordships? Having been used by deities, they are spiritually potent. A group of devotees headed by HG Vallabh Vishakha Devi Dasi dedicated themselves to take those dresses and mystically turn them to dresses for smaller deities of Ladoo Gopal, Radha Krishna and Gaur Nitai., Tulasi cover, SB covers, aasans, bead bags, counters, mukut, pagdis, backdrops, deity towels, and many more items of utility by grhasthas devotees. A special stall was put up from Jhulan Yatra to Janmastami for selling these items, whose contributions would go to temple.

Bahadurgarh Temple Opening (18th-20th Aug)

22 Aug 2018, Posted by VANI Group in Temple Opening

It was certainly an occasion of great joy, excitement and auspiciousness as devotees from around the world gathered for the opening of a beautiful, magnificent temple at Bahadurgarh, NCR built under the guidance of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja. The 3 day program consisted of Vastu Dosh yagya, Netronmilan utsav, prana pratishta yagya, Maha Abhishek, 24 hour chanting of holy names of Krishna, cultural program and Boat festival.

Constellation of Srila Prabhupada Disciples, Sanyasis, and senior leaders of the society were also present on this occasion. Sh Kaptan Singh Solanki (Hon’ble Governor of Haryana ) and Sh Manohar Lal Khattar (Chief Minister of Hariyana), who could not be personally present due to 7 day nationwide mourning for demise of Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, sent their best wishes through video message.