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ISKCON Punjabi Bagh celebrated the auspicious occasion of Lord Balaram’s appearance on 15 th Aug in high spirits. Lord Balaram, who is the source of spiritual power is also known as Adi Guru or Orginal Spiritual Master. The temple was decorated beautifully and devotees from all over Delhi / NCR enthusiastically participated to welcome the lord as ISKCON Punjabi Bagh is one of the only temples with Krishna Balaram deities around Delhi. Devotees came in thousands since Mangal Aarti to take the blessings of Lord Balaram, to give them strength in the path of devotion. The program included a special class on Lord Balaram’s pastimes by HH Bhakti Ashray Vaishnav Swami Maharaj, followed by Abhishek of the utsav deities of Krishna Balaram and concluded with a grand feast for all the devotees who had fasted till noon. The day also marked the last day of first month of Chaturmasya and also last day of Jhulan yatra

ISKCON Punjabi Bagh celebrated one of the sweetest festival of Vrindavan – Sri Sri Radha Krishna Jhulan Yatra. The festival is very special as it is one of the rare occasions where all devotees get a chance to personally serve the lordships and give them pleasure as they sit beautifully on a swing enjoying the season of monsoon. This festival is celebrated as Radharani used to visit her mother’s house during this time and used to meet her parents as well as Krishna after long duration and they used to engage in beautiful pastimes together, with all gopis and especially Vrinda devi making all arrangements in Vrindavan for the pleasure of Radha Krishna. ISKCON Punjabi Bagh also arranged for 5 days of festival where thousands of devotees participated with full enthusiasm to serve Sri Sri Radha Radhikaraman.

A two day youth program was organised on 5th and 6th July, for more than 60 students from 6 premier engineering colleges of India. The program was conducted by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu, on science and spirituality, karma and destiny and study of different religions. This session provided insights regarding how science and spirituality bring in an equilibirium and how both compliment each other.

The importance and relevance of scriptures was reiterated. Students were encouraged to develop a deep understanding of the scriptures, realise their importance, even question them but never negate their integrity in the name of modernity.

ISKCON Punjabi Bagh organized a grand Rath Yatra on 4th July, the day when Rath Yatra festival is celebrated in Jagannath Puri. It was a remarkable celebration, with Lord Jagannath, his brother Baladev and sister Subhadra maharani, were seated on a chariot and taken to the streets of Paschim Vihar, with hundreds of enthusiastic devotees dancing in front of the lordships, immersing everyone in the bliss of festivities.

Lord Jagannath is considered to be one of the most merciful forms of Lord Krishna as he himself walks out of his temple to give his darshans to everyone. The program also included beautiful abhishek of the deities, an ecstatic kirtan and was concluded with a enlightening lecture by HG Chaitanya Charan prabhu on the mood and spirit behind the rath yatra festival and a grand feast for all devotees.

Its a celebration when the purpose of devotees become one, when the devotees are determined to imbibe the leanings in to their lives and believe in execution.

This was the objective of Gundicha festival at ISKCON Punjabi bagh where more than 200 devotees got together from age group of 2 years to 70 years with only one mission which was to please the lord by integrating cleanliness in the temple. All the devotees were so committed, so integrated that everything was completed before time and still the enthusiasm was very high.

A Session conducted on 1st July in ISKCON Teenage forum (for girls) where the session was conceptualized keeping Titanic as a theme. The session dived deep in to sea, sea of spirituality, sea of values, sea of ethics. The session looked in to the concerns and problems created in Titanic by processes and people. A discussion on how to lead life when problems crop up in life and how one can be solution oriented and not loose hope. It was very interestingly connected to spirituality explaining how cultivation of mode of goodness is required for proper Maintenance of everything. It had a message for all who believe that man made creations are non destructible. This session also gave a big learning that even though we are not the controller of our Titanic which is our life but we must learn the skills of a good captain to handle the ship more mindfully. The girls really enjoyed the enlightening session.

BECOMING TRYULY RICH (15 June)

24 Jun 2019, Posted by VANI Group in Seminar

Iskcon Punjabi Bagh conducted a seminar by HG Hari Kirtan prabhu, Director, Rural development, ISKCON daivi Varnashrama Ministry. The seminar delineated what is wealth, 5 kinds of wealth(Dhan) – Gold (Swarna dhan), Land(Bhu dhan), Cow (Go dhan), Knowledge (Vidya dhan), Service (Sewa dhan), and the means to earn this wealth.

In addition, the best way to utilize wealth was also discussed. Most of the people in the world are engaged in the rat race for earning wealth. (Dhanam Mulam idam jagat), but most of them don’t know what is actually wealth, nor the proper means to earn wealth.

Recently, bhoomi poojan was done for Iskcon’s upcoming temple in Yamunanagar by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj and Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar. The sankirtan devotees from Punjabi Bagh went to Adi Badri and Saraswati starting point also, which is 40 km above Yamunanagar to spread holy name and distribute spiritual books to awaken spiritual consciousness in the hearts of each one.