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On September 1, 1896, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada made his appearance in this world in Calcutta, Bengal. Born on the day immediately after Krsna Janmastami, he was given the name Abhay Carana by his Vaisnava father, Gour Mohan De, and his mother Rajani. Gour Mohan’s principle desire for his son’s spiritual future was for him to become a pure devotee of Lord Sri Krsna, the ultimate goal of Vaisnavism.

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Here is a picture story of New Vrindaban’s 44th Janmastami and Prabhupada’s Appearance Day festivals.

Hare Krsna!

Krsna Book Reading on Janmastami Day for the Cows

Krsna Book Reading on Janmastami Day for the Cows

The cows listen while munching hay.

The cows listen while munching hay.

Radha Vrindavan Chandra in New Vrindaban forest

Radha Vrindavan Chandra in New Vrindaban forest

Lord Jagannatha's altar on Janmastami

Lord Jagannatha’s altar on Janmastami

Gopal Nathji on Janmastami

Gopal Nathji on Janmastami

Srila Prabhupada gets a cake offering on his appearance day.

Srila Prabhupada gets a large size cake offering on his appearance day.

 

Kitchen Kirtan Bliss

Kitchen Kirtan Bliss  as vegetarian feast is prepared.

The kirtan moved into the kitchen on Prabhupada's Appearance Day.

The kirtan moved into the kitchen on Prabhupada’s Appearance Day.

New Vrindaban Krishna Janmastami

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the appearance anniversary of Krishna, the Supreme Person. He’s not “born” like we are—He comes and goes as He likes—but He appears here to please His devotees, rid the earth of evildoers, and give the rest of us something worthwhile to talk about.
His pastime of janma, birth, occurred on the ashtami, eighth day of the waning moon in the lunar month of Hrishikesh. Janmashtami is one of the world’s biggest spiritual festivals, and is observed by followers of many faiths. For Krishna devotees, Janmashtami is a day of non-stop chanting, cooking, worship of Krishna in His Deity form, and fasting until midnight, when a grand feast is served.Janmashtami Schedule :

Saturday Aug 16th 2014
5:00 am Mangala Arati
5:45 am Japa session-Introduction class
7:00 am Milking the cows (at the Goshala)
7:30 am Sringar Darshan
7:40 am Guru Puja
8:00 am Srimad Bhagavatam Class by Gaurnatraj Das
10:00 am Govardhana Parikrama
12:30 pm Rajbhoga Arati Kirtan by Parampara pr
1:00 pm Bhagavad-Gita class Parampara pr
1:30 pm Lunch Prasadam
4:30 pm Sudarshana Maha Yajna
5:30 pm Sankalpa For Kalash Donors
6:00 pm Go-Puja in the Cow Barn
6:30 pm Janmastami Katha by Sankirtan prabhu
7:00 pm Gaura Arati and Narasimha Arati Parampara Pr
7:45 pm Introduction to Kalash Abishek
8:00 pm Kalash Abishek
10:30 pm Swan Boat festival

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Sunday Aug 17th 2014
5:00 am Mangala Arati
5:45 am Japa session-Introduction class
7:00 am Milking the cows (at the Goshala)
7:30 am Sringar Darshan
7:40 am Guru Puja
8:00 am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
10:00 am Govardhana Parikrama
1:00 pm Rajbhoga Arati Kirtan
1:30 pm Bhagavad-Gita class By Parampara pr
2:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm Sudarshana Maha Yajna
5:30 pm Sankalpa For Kalash Donors
6:00 pm Go-Puja in the Cow Barn
6:30 pm Janmastami Katha by Sankirtan prabhu
7:00 pm Gaura Arati and Narasimha Arati Parampara Pr
7:45 pm Introduction to Kalash Abishek
8:00 pm Kalash Abishek
10:45 pm Hare Krishna Rap by Michael and Trevor
11:10 pm Skit
11:25 pm Sankirtan prabhu – Janmastami Katha
11:55 pm Kirtan starts
12:00 pm Midnight Kirtan by Parampara pr
12:30 pm Prasadam for all

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Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day – August 18, 2014 – Fasting till noon

10:30 Bhajan
11:00 am Offerings by Prabhupada disciples and other devotees
12:00 pm Bhoga offering to Srila Prabhupada
12:10 pm Puspanjali
12:20 pm Artika to Srila Prabhupada Followed by Artika on the main altar and kirtan
1:30 pm Feast

Srila Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold :

5:30 pm Bhajan
6:00 pm Offerings by devotees
7:00 pm Artika
7:30 pm Bhajan
8:00 pm Light prasadam

 



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