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Lord Balram’s pastimes

05 Aug 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

Balram is Krishna Himself. His appearance is in itself His pursuit of leisure amongst the numerous amusing activities to follow. To release the demigods of Kansa’s atrocities, Balram appeared as Devaki’s seventh child. He was mystically transferred to the womb ofVasudeva’s other wife Rohinito trick Kansa into believing that Devaki had lost her seventh child.

Balram was raised along with Krishna by Rohini and foster parents Yasoda and Nand in Gokul. He always assisted Krishna in His pastimes, creating His own glorious ones alongside.

As a child, Balram killed the ass demon Dhenukasura who had occupied the Talavana forest in Vrindavana.

He outweighed and killed a demon named Pralambawho lifted Him on his shoulders to abduct Him.

When He summoned the river Yamuna in Dwarkato move closer so He could bathe, Yamuna didn’t move.Balramused His plough to dig way for the river to flow in a hundred streams.

He displayed His physical strength by draggingHastinapura into the Ganges, thereby compelling the Kauravas to releaseKrishna’s son Sambaand get him married to Duryodhana’s daughter Lakshmana, whom Samba had kidnapped. Once,Balram used His plough to shrink the tall Revatifrom Satyuga period to His height so she could suit Him for marriage.

The Lord caused Romaharshana, the main disciple of Vyasadeva and leader of a prominent sacrifice, to die, merely by touching him with a blade of grass because he did not stand up in His respect.

These are some of the chief incidents that exalt the Lord. An ideal brother, a constant companion, a true friend and the saviour of religion, Lord Balram’s pastimes are as unlimited as His qualities.

ISKCON Rath Yatra

02 Aug 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

50 years of ISKCON RathYatra

The oldest procession festival of JagannathRathYatrais celebrated for over two thousand years in Puri, Odisha. With the inception ofISKCON, 50 years ago, the festival has now gained bigger proportion and is a common sight outside India too.

The first RathYatra abroad was introduced in USA by founder of ISKCON A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on July 9, 1967 in San Francisco. According to him, the RathYatra is a mass movement for enlightening people about the Krishna consciousness movement and uniting the people of the world.

Today, Iskcon is expanding explosively. Five of the most famous RathYatras around the world are organised at Puri, Mayapur, Venice, San Franciso and Vancouver. ISKCON Boston has been celebrating this festival for three decades now. In Chicago, more than 2000 people attended the festival in 2016. In May 2017, it was the fifth year that the RathaYatra parade marched through Baltimore.

The festival typically features people pulling the chariots, dancing and singing, showering flowers and distributing prasadam. At the spot where the procession ends, devotees address the crowd with words of wisdom from the scriptures, several booths provide information on topics such as Sri Krishna, mantra meditation and yoga; and stalls on handicrafts, Indian dresses, Henna art and vegetarian food keeps the crowd entertained.

For 50 years, ISKCON has successfully replicated the similar experience of Puri in different cities of India and different countries as well. The organisation’s vast growth ensures that not only the next 50 years but many many more years will be equally fascinating.

Festive Season

21 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

There is lot of excitement in the air and preparations are under full swing at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh as many colorful, cultural and devotional festivals are approaching. JhulanYatra(3rd -7th Aug), RathYatra (6th Aug), BalaramJayanti (7th Aug), Janamastami (15th Aug), SrilaPrabhupadaVyaspuja (16th Aug) and Radhastami (29th Aug)

There is special “Hare Krishna” Festival on the day of Janamstami at Natha Singh Vatika, Punjabi Bagh, 5pm onwards having various contest and programs.

We cordially invite you to become part of these festivals, To avail various service opportunities and further updates and information log on to www.iskconpunjabibagh.com

Renaissance-2017: 12 June 2017 to 12 July 2017

21 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

A one month camp was organized which saw the participation of future engineers from 5 different colleges which included IIT Roorkee and NIT UK. There were 60 students following a daily schedule starting from 5 AM to 9 PM. The camp focused on imparting spiritual education, culture and devotion to the students so that they can become responsible, Krishna conscious leaders of tomorrow. It concluded with a 10 day retreat to VrindavanaDham and Delhi-NCR ISKCON Temples.

Hare Krishna Sunday school

21 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

“Hare Krishna” Sunday school has been launched by ISKCON Punjabi Bagh for children of age group 5-12 years at 3 different locations: Rani Bagh, Kirti Nagar &PaschimVihar on 9th July. The school aims to instill moral, ethical and spiritual principles in the lives of students. School runs every Sunday from 10.30am -12:00pm, and the team of teachers have designed curriculum keeping in mind the needs, interest and concerns of students of these different age groups and focus on delivering the subject matter in engaging ways.

Sankirtans

21 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

Weekly Harinaam Sankirtan were organized at 8 different locations in the month of July, 2017 by devotees of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh.

Rohini Sec 3, Moti Nagar, Rani Bagh , Ashok Vihar , Avantika , Subhash Nagar, etc.
These Sankirtans are conducted every Sunday: 6am, and every Tuesday: 5pm at different locations of Delhi. To get further information, get in touch with us at www.fb.com/iskconpbagh

The sankirtan or congregational chanting of holynames are recommended process of pleasing of performing sacrifices in current age. These Snakirtans are organized to share holynames, transcendental message and prasad to people in general. By this simple process, devotees hope to contribute in lives of individuals by sharing the message of love and joy.

ISKCON DISCIPLE’S COURSE

06 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

IDC Dates: 10th-14th July PLUS 17th – 21st July(5+5=10 days)
Time: 7:15AM-9:15AM. Be on time & we’ll finish on time. No late-comers please.
GBC Eligibility Criteria: chanting 16 rounds & following 4 regulative principles for atleast 6 months
Service Charges(incl. Prasadam): Rs. 1000/-
Kindly mention in advance if you need the Student’s Handbook in ENGLISH or hindi.

IDC Dates: 15th-16th July PLUS 22nd – 23rd July (2+2=4 days)
Time(SATURDAYS): 7PM-10PM. (SUNDAYS): 1PM-9PM Be on time & we’ll finish on time. No late-comers please.
GBC Eligibility Criteria: chanting 16 rounds & following 4 regulative principles for atleast 6 months
Service Charges(incl. Prasadam): Rs. 800/-
Kindly mention in advance if you need the Student’s Handbook in ENGLISH or hindi.

Mcleod Ganj Trip

05 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio Icon

20 devotees from ISKCON Punjabi bagh went to the Mcleod Ganj hill station situated in the beautiful valley of Himalaya to distribute holy name and transcendental literatures from 14th June – 20th june. These devotees distributed around 3000 transcendental to all the tourist from different part of land.

GundicaMarjana

01 Jul 2017, Posted by VANI Group in Audio, Festivals

CC Madhya 12.1
sri-gundica-mandiramatma-vrndaih
sammarjayanksalanatahsagaurah
sva-citta-vacch?talamujjvalamca
krsnopavesaupayikamcakara

Translation : Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu washed and cleansed the Gu??ica temple with His devotees and associates. In this way He made it as cool and bright as His own heart, and thus He made the temple a befitting place for Lord Sri Krsna to sit.

Every year, during the famed RathYatra festival of Puri, Sri SriJagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra MaharaniJi are seated in the splendid chariots and taken from the Jagannath temple to the Gundica temple house. Before their arrival, it is made sure that the Gundica temple is cleansed and decorated nicely for welcoming them.
Such was the affection of Lord ChaitanyaMahaprabhu for Krishna that He used to clean the temple Himself. Now by the mercy of SrilaPrabhupada, devotees all over the world get the chance to participate in such Vaishnav festivals every year. This year was no different with devotees from all walks of life assembling at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh and engaging in the loving service of the Lord. When senior devotees explained about the significance of this festival the whole environment was filled with their infectious enthusiasm. Altars, temple premises, prasadam hall, stairways, kitchens, washrooms, and about every nook and corner of the temple were cleaned.

Devotees understand that as they cleanse the temple while chanting the names of Lord Krishna, simultaneously cleansing of their hearts is going on. This experience also acts as a reminder for devotees that even while performing menial services if one is meditating on Krishna, one is sure to make progress in one’s spiritual life. Body engaged in cleaning services, tongue engaged in taking Krishna’s names, ears engaged in listening to them, basking in the aura and aroma of the temple and the pleasing sight of other devotees doing services, it was indeed a perfect opportunity for everyone to immerse fully in Krishna’s service. This Gundicamarjana festival thus held a special place in the spiritual journey of all devotees.