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Deepotsava – October 5 to November 18, 2017

Deepotsava, also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated in the month of Kartika (October – November) every year. It is a month-long festival commemorating Damodara-lila, the sweet pastime of baby Krishna stealing…

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Sri Vaikuntha Ekadashi – December 29, 2017

Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi Vrata and engage in remembering the Supreme Lord by chanting His Holy Names and singing His glories. Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the fortnight of the waxing…

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Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra – January 21, 2017

Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, is celebrated originally in Jagannath Puri (Odisha) from time immemorial. Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON introduced this Ratha Yatra festival in ISKCON centers around the world. He…

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Garuda Panchami – July 28, 2017

Garuda Panchami is a festival celebrated to commemorate the birth of Garuda, an ardent devotee and the bird carrier of Lord Vishnu. The fifth day of the waxing moon in the month of Shravana,…

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Jhulan Utsava – August 3 to 7, 2017

The Jhulan Festival is celebrated for five days in the month of Shravana (August), from the eleventh day of the bright fortnight (Ekadashi) to the full-moon day (Purnima). This festival is celebrated to commemorate the childhood…

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Sri Balarama Purnima – August 7, 2017

The auspicious appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna, is celebrated on the full-moon day of Shravana (August). Lord Balarama appeared as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva. He…

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 14 and 15, 2017

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the most important festival of our temple. The entire world celebrates the divine appearance of Lord Sri Krishna. In our temple, the arrangements for the festival start well ahead. The entire…

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Govardhana Puja – October 20, 2017

Govardhana Puja is celebrated in the month of Kartika (October – November) to commemorate the pastime of Lord Sri Krishna lifting the Govardhana Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavana from the wrath of…

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Sri Nityananda Trayodashi – February 09, 2017

Sri Nityananda Trayodashi is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared in Navadvipa as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to establish the Sankirtana Movement (the Yuga Dharma for this…

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Sri Gaura Purnima – March 12, 2017

Gaura Purnima is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (who is also known as Gauranga due to His golden complexion), and this year we are celebrating the 531st anniversary of His appearance on March…

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Sri Rama Navami – April 5, 2017

Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon (Chaitra Masa, Shukla…

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Sri Brahmotsava – April 10 to April 21, 2017

Brahmotsava is an annual festival celebrated for 12 days in the month of Chaitra (April – May) to commemorate the appearance of the Deities on Hare Krishna Hill. The Supreme Lord descends in the…

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Sri Narasimha Jayanti – May 9, 2017

Sri Narasimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu received a special benediction from…

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Panihati Chida-dahi Utsava – June 7, 2017

Panihati is the name of a village located in the state of West Bengal, on the banks of River Ganges (10 miles north of Kolkata). It was one of the leading trade centres in earlier…

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Sri Hanuman Jayanti – May 21, 2017

Hanuman Jayanti is the celebration of the auspicious appearance day of Sri Hanuman, an ardent devotee and eternal servitor of Lord Sri Ramachandra. In India, there are hundreds and thousands of temples dedicated to…

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Vyasa Puja – August 16, 2017

The appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON is celebrated as Vyasa Puja. Srila Prabhupada was born in 1896 on the day of Nandotsava (the next day of Janmashtami). The Vedas originate…

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Sri Radhashtami – August 29, 2017

Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) in the month of Bhadra (August – September). It is a very significant festival for the devotees. Radharani is the…

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Vamana Jayanti – September 3, 2017

The Supreme Lord appeared as the son of Kashyapa and Aditi in the form of a dwarf Brahmana (Vamana) to deliver Bali Maharaja, a great devotee born in the family of demons. Sri Jayadeva…