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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough's ​5th Annual Jagannath Festival - Saturday 19th Aug 2017 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough, Canada


Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


ISKCON Scarborough's 5th Annual Jagannath Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th Aug 2017 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough (McCowan & Steeles).
This grand event is free for everyone and includes a diverse assortment of multicultural activities for the entire family. The focus of this year is to make the stage programs newcomer friendly.

There will be several tents in the park where you can get your face painted beautifully, apply henna to your hands/palms and you will also find cook books, ancient Vedic texts and nice framed pictures.

The Merciful Supreme Lord of the Universe - Lord Jagannath and His brother Lord Baladeva and their sister Subhadra Devi will be coming out of the temple to the Park to give their unlimited blessings.

The highlight of the event is the distribution of free vegetarian feast/free water for everyone throughout the day starting at 11 am.

The current Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and the Mayor of Toronto John Tory have sent their personal congratulatory messages for organizing this 5th Annual Jagannath Festival.

The dignitaries for the event include Dr.Raymond Cho - Member of Provincial Parliament and Mr.Doug Ford - A Canadian businessman and politician.

We are grateful to ATN for confirming the coverage of the event.


Spreading the message about the event:
Devotees have been spreading the message about this upcoming event through door to door flyer distribution & affixing the flyers at various grocery/Department stores.
Advertisements are ongoing through 102.7 East FM and through Geethavaani radio stations.
There are also full page advertisements in local Tamil newspapers - Thangadeepam, Udayan and Senthamarai.

The Highlight of all the advertisements is that, three Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses that originate at the Markham area are plying everyday with the Jagannath Festival information at the back of the buses.


There is also a Billboard in the major intersection of Markham and Finch area that carries the message about the upcoming Jagannath Festival.
We kindly request you to spread the message about this event so that everyone can come to Milliken park on Aug 19th to partake the blessings of the Lordship.


The program schedule is as follows:

  • Jagannath Parade at the Milliken park - 11 am to 11.45 am.
  • Welcome address, VIP introduction, and inauguration - 12 noon to 12.30 pm.
  • 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm - Multicultural  activities


Bharatanatyam dance performance with focus on Lord Krsna. This is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu, India.The theoretical foundations of Bharatanatyam are found in Natya Shastra, the ancient Hindu text of performance arts.

Kuchipudi dance oriented towards Lord Krsna.  Kuchipudi, a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form counted among ten leading classical dance forms of India, is a dance-drama performance art that originated in a village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Amazing magic show - Lord Krsna is the master of all mystics (BG 18.78). Through this fabulous magic show, one gets to see the small spark of Lord Krsna's unlimited mysticism.

Chinese Lion dance - to attract the people of Chinese descent, a wonderful Chinese dance performance will be performed on the stage. Devotees naturally think of Lord Narasimhadev who appeared as a half man, half lion incarnation.

Dhol Drumming - The dhol is a double-sided barrel drum played mostly as an accompanying instrument in regional music forms.The dhol is played using one or two wooden sticks, usually made out of bamboo and cane wood. The dhol is slung over the neck of the player with a strap usually made up of woven cotton.

Sitar performance - Anwar Khurshid is a sitar maestro who is a two time JUNO award nominee who has composed music that featured in the Oscar-winning film "Life of Pi". He will playing special Bhajans on the stage. Originally from Pakistan, Anwar now makes Canada his home, regularly collaborating with musicians from other genres including Blues, Jazz, African, Middle Eastern, and Asian music, and has performed across Europe, USA and Asia.




Soul stirring kirtan/Bhajans - Throughout the day, you will float in the waves of transcendental kirtan /bhajans on the main stage.


Please see attached flyer/pictures/park plan for further details.






We warmly welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the festivities on Saturday - Aug 19th 2017.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough's ​5th Annual Jagannath Festival - Saturday 19th Aug 2017 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough, Canada

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


ISKCON Scarborough's 5th Annual Jagannath Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th Aug 2017 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough (McCowan & Steeles).
This grand event is free for everyone and includes a diverse assortment of multicultural activities for the entire family. The focus of this year is to make the stage programs newcomer friendly.

There will be several tents in the park where you can get your face painted beautifully, apply henna to your hands/palms and you will also find cook books, ancient Vedic texts and nice framed pictures.

The Merciful Supreme Lord of the Universe - Lord Jagannath and His brother Lord Baladeva and their sister Subhadra Devi will be coming out of the temple to the Park to give their unlimited blessings.

The highlight of the event is the distribution of free vegetarian feast/free water for everyone throughout the day starting at 11 am.

The current Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and the Mayor of Toronto John Tory have sent their personal congratulatory messages for organizing this 5th Annual Jagannath Festival.

The dignitaries for the event include Dr.Raymond Cho - Member of Provincial Parliament and Mr.Doug Ford - A Canadian businessman and politician.

We are grateful to ATN for confirming the coverage of the event.


Spreading the message about the event:
Devotees have been spreading the message about this upcoming event through door to door flyer distribution & affixing the flyers at various grocery/Department stores.
Advertisements are ongoing through 102.7 East FM and through Geethavaani radio stations.
There are also full page advertisements in local Tamil newspapers - Thangadeepam, Udayan and Senthamarai.

The Highlight of all the advertisements is that, three Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses that originate at the Markham area are plying everyday with the Jagannath Festival information at the back of the buses.


There is also a Billboard in the major intersection of Markham and Finch area that carries the message about the upcoming Jagannath Festival.
We kindly request you to spread the message about this event so that everyone can come to Milliken park on Aug 19th to partake the blessings of the Lordship.


The program schedule is as follows:

  • Jagannath Parade at the Milliken park - 11 am to 11.45 am.
  • Welcome address, VIP introduction, and inauguration - 12 noon to 12.30 pm.
  • 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm - Multicultural  activities


Bharatanatyam dance performance with focus on Lord Krsna. This is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu, India.The theoretical foundations of Bharatanatyam are found in Natya Shastra, the ancient Hindu text of performance arts.

Kuchipudi dance oriented towards Lord Krsna.  Kuchipudi, a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form counted among ten leading classical dance forms of India, is a dance-drama performance art that originated in a village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Amazing magic show - Lord Krsna is the master of all mystics (BG 18.78). Through this fabulous magic show, one gets to see the small spark of Lord Krsna's unlimited mysticism.

Chinese Lion dance - to attract the people of Chinese descent, a wonderful Chinese dance performance will be performed on the stage. Devotees naturally think of Lord Narasimhadev who appeared as a half man, half lion incarnation.

Dhol Drumming - The dhol is a double-sided barrel drum played mostly as an accompanying instrument in regional music forms.The dhol is played using one or two wooden sticks, usually made out of bamboo and cane wood. The dhol is slung over the neck of the player with a strap usually made up of woven cotton.

Sitar performance - Anwar Khurshid is a sitar maestro who is a two time JUNO award nominee who has composed music that featured in the Oscar-winning film "Life of Pi". He will playing special Bhajans on the stage. Originally from Pakistan, Anwar now makes Canada his home, regularly collaborating with musicians from other genres including Blues, Jazz, African, Middle Eastern, and Asian music, and has performed across Europe, USA and Asia.




Soul stirring kirtan/Bhajans - Throughout the day, you will float in the waves of transcendental kirtan /bhajans on the main stage.


Please see attached flyer/pictures/park plan for further details.






We warmly welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the festivities on Saturday - Aug 19th 2017.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

ISKCON Scarborough - Special Krsna Janmastami celebrations - Coming Tuesday- 8 pm to 1 am!


Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

For the 1st time, we will be celebrating Krsna Janmastami on the same day at ISKCON Scarborough.

We invite you and your family to the auspicious Janmastami celebrations at ISKCON Scarborough coming Tuesday - August 15th, 2017 from 8 pm onwards. Devotees fast until midnight on this auspicious day. We will have a grand feast at 12.30 am.


Srila Prabhupada’s (founder Acarya of ISKCON) appearance day falls on Wednesday August 16th, 2017. Devotees fast until noon on Wednesday.

We will be celebrating ISKCON Founder Acarya A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s appearance day during the grand Krsna Janmastami celebrations on Tuesday, August 15th.


Schedule for Tuesday- August 15th, 2017:

8 pm - 9 pm - Maha Abhishek on the Lordship
9 pm - 10 pm - Class on the appearance of Lord Krsna and Glorification of Srila Prabhupada
10 pm - 11.30 pm - Grand Purusha Sukta and Sri Sukta Homam
11.30 pm - 12 am - Special Kirtan as we countdown to midnight
12 am - 12.30 am - Special Janmastami Arti
12.30 am onwards - Grand Janmastami feast

Sri Krsna Janmastami

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krshna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krshna Janmastami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krshna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shravana. Krshna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as son of Vasudeva and Devaki.

In Bhagavad Gita 4.8, Lord Krsna teaches the reason for his descend:

paritranaya sadhunam

vinasaya ca duskrtam

dharma-samsthapanarthaya

sambhavami yuge yuge

To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.



In Bhagavad Gita 4.9, Lord Krsna teaches us how to get out of this wheel of misery

janma karma ca me divyam

evaà yo vetti tattvataù

tyaktvä dehaà punar janma

naiti mäm eti so 'rjuna


One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.


The Appearance day of Srila Prabhupada

Vyasa-puja means "worship of Vyasa," Vyasa being the compiler of the Vedic scriptures and thus the original spiritual master.

Devotees honour Srila Prabhupada - our Param Guru on the spiritual master's appearance day (a respectful term for "birthday") because he authentically transmits the teachings of Vyasa.
Although ISKCON has many spiritual masters, or acaryas, Srila Prabhupada, the founder-Acharya, holds a permanent position of special esteem. So just as when he was physically present, each year devotees gather on his appearance day to praise him and recall his glories.


We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for the grand celebrations coming Tuesday evening from 8 pm onwards at ISKCON Scarborough.

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Appearance day celebrations of Lord Balarama- coming Friday!



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating the Appearance day of Lord Balarama in a grand manner on Friday - August 11th, 2017 from 6.30 pm onwards.

The actual appearance day was on Monday- Aug 7th 2017. Devotees fasted until noon on Monday.

We welcome you, your family and friends to this auspicious event coming Friday at ISKCON Scarborough.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations.

Lord Balarama is his second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.

Lord Balarama exemplifies the service attitude to Krishna. His only mission is to please Krishna by rendering service to Him, whether it is in the creation of the material worlds, maintaining the spiritual world or as His personal paraphernalia.

Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nityananda Prabhu with Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is the original spiritual master, and any one desiring to make spiritual progress must first get the mercy of Lord Balarama. Directly we cant approach Krishna, only through Balaram we can approach Supreme Lord Krishna. Spiritual master represents the true representation of Balaram. Thus by following the instructions of the spiritual master and by pleasing him, we can get the grace of Krishna.

Whenever Krishna appears in the material world, He is accompanied by His associates and paraphernalia. Five thousand years ago when Krishna descended into the material world, He was first preceded by Baladeva. Only after Baladeva give His mercy did Krishna descend, such is the intimate relationship between Krishna and Baladeva.

The splendor of Lord Balarama’s form eclipses many millions of glistening rising moons, and the slightest scent of His boundless strength is sufficient to destroy many armies of demons. Although He knows the supernatural power of His younger brother, Krishna, still, out of love for Him, He never leaves Krishna alone in the forest even for a moment. Balarama is Sri Krishna’s dearest friend and is a great reservoir of many kinds of pastimes.


Some of the Pastimes of Lord Balarama

  •  Balarama slays demon Dhenukasura
  •  Balarama kills Pralambasura
  •  Balarama was always glorified by Krishna
  •  Yamuna devi was chastised when she did not give way for Balarama
  •  Kauravas chastised when they had captured Samba
  •  Balarama marries Revati
  •  Balarama became angry at Bhima for killing Duryodhana by trickery, but was appeased by Sri Krishna.
  • Killing of Romaharshana for not representing Vyasdev properly


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - 5th Annual Snan Yatra tomorrow - Friday (4th Aug 2017)

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

ISKCON Scarborough's 5th Snan Yatra will take place on Friday - August 4th, 2017 from 7 pm onwards.

This grand Snan Yatra is a precursor to ISKCON Scarborough's 5th Annual Jagannath Festival that will take place on Saturday - August 19th, 2017 at the Milliken Park in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

The Snan Yatra - bathing ceremony has been going on since the time of the carving of the 'Dharu-brahman' Deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladeva, and Subhadra Devi in Sri Purushottam Kshetra (Jagannath Puri) thousands of years ago, commemorating Their sacred appearance for the devotees.


Program on Friday – 4th August 2017:
6.45 pm - Tulasi Arti
7 pm - 8 pm - Grand Abhishek on the deities of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladeva, and Subhadra Devi
8 pm - 8.30 pm - Arti
8.30 pm - 8.45 pm - Announcements & updates on the upcoming Jagannath festival
8.45 pm - 9 pm - 1 round group chanting of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
9 pm - Free Vegetarian Prasadam

We welcome you and your family to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday to take part in the festivities.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, July 1, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Very special kirtan night with Haribhakti Dey and Ajamil das - coming Friday- July 7th 2017



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

We warmly invite all the devotees with your family members to a very special night of kirtan at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday.

HG Haribhakti dey, HG Ajamil das and the kirtan group will immerse us in the neatarian ocean of the Holy names.

The program starts at 6.45 pm on July 7th 2017.


Haribhakti Dey

"I was fortunate to be raised by musicians. Both, my father and mother are trained musicians and come from completely different musical and cultural backgrounds. My father was born in West Bengal, India, and was trained in the popular Bengali Folk style. My mother is from Colombia and grew up with Flamenco and South American music. From a very young age, music has been my passion”.

Born in 1982, inspired and taught by his father, Haribhakti developed a deep appreciation and love for devotional art and music. At the age of eight his father sent him to learn from Pt. Pradeep Gosh, a much respected and well known Music teacher in Kolkatta.

Later, Haribhakti Dey moved to Mumbai and continued his learning from Pt. Ajoy Pohankar, one of the most renowned Indian classical vocalists.

This Guru was a strict disciplinarian, and the long and arduous training made Haribhakti Dey a dedicated student and exponent of devotional Indian classical music.

The creative brilliance in Haribhakti Dey lies in his distinctive blend of styles. His pulsating rhythmic play and the cascades of his powerful, lightening-swift “Taans” are thrilling. His virtuosity, sensitivity, light singing, Alaap, slow and fast tempo, and total control of “Sur” and “Taal” have the captivating ability to touch the hearts and souls of his listeners.


Haribhakti Dey has performed numerous concerts throughout India both as a solo artist and in the company of other famous Indian musicians. He has taken Bhajan Sangeet to the world stage, performing sell-out concerts in Canada, USA, England, Australia, Dubai, Brazil, Hong Kong and the Philippines.




Saturday, June 24, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - 7th Annual 64 round chanting day coming Saturday – July 1st 2017

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Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

We are pleased to announce that our 7th annual 64 round chanting day will take place coming Saturday- 1st July 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Every year over 50 devotees take part in chanting 64 rounds at ISKCON Scarborough that takes on CANADA DAY or the weekend of Canada day.


Only in the association of devotees, we will be able to chant over 100000 names of the Lord on that day.

Srimad Bhagavatam: 12.3.51:
"My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna Maha mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom"

Srimad Bhagavatam: 12.3.52
"Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta-yuga by performing sacrifices, and in Dvapara-yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet can be obtained in Kali-yuga simply by chanting the Hare Krsna Maha mantra"


We invite you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough on 1st July to take part in this auspicious event.

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, June 17, 2017

HG Rohinipriya das prabhu will be at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday- June 23rd 2017




Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


We are pleased to inform you that HG Rohinipriya das prabhu will be at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday (23rd June 2017) to give a special class.

Program starts at 6:45 pm.

Biodata of HG Rohinipriya das prabhu:
HG Rohini Priya Das prabhu graduated as a doctor of Medicine from Mumbai university but decided to dedicate his life in the service of Lord Krishna.

Prabhu, is a senior Brahmachari at ISKCON's Sri Radha Gopinath mandir at Chowpatty,Mumbai,India.

He is currently serving as the Vice President at ISKCON Chowpatty in Mumbai.

For the last 25 years he has not only been practising Krishna Consciousness but has been actively distributing the message of Bhagavad Gita to thousands of Engineering , Medical students and other professionals all over India.

He also travels widely to USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Canada and delivers various classes/ seminars on Krsna Consciousness.

We welcome you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough- 7th Annual 64 round chanting day on Saturday – July 1st 2017


Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

We are pleased to announce that our 7th annual 64 round chanting day will take place on Saturday- 1st July 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Scrumptious prasadam will be served throughout the day.
Every year over 50 devotees take part in chanting 64 rounds at ISKCON Scarborough that takes on CANADA DAY or the weekend of Canada day.
We invite you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough on 1st July to take part in this auspicious event.

Further details about chanting the 64 rounds:
When we chant 64 rounds, we chant over 100,000 names of the Lord!
  • 1 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra(HKMM) = 16 names of the Lord - consisting of 3 transcendental words of Hare, Rama and Krsna (“Hare” is the internal energy of the Lord which is non-different from the Lord, “Krsna” means all attractive and “Rama” means reservoir of all pleasure).
  •  1 round in a japa mala =108 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra= 1728 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala)
  •  16 rounds = 27,648 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 16 rounds)
  •  64 rounds = 110,592 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 64 rounds)


Why chant 64 rounds of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra?
Caitanya Bhagavat (by Sri Vrindavan das Thakur)- Antya Khanda- chapter 9 verses 116 to 125:
“As the devotees invited the Lord (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) to take His meal in their houses, the Lord took the opportunity to teach them all this topic.

When invited to take a meal, the Lord smiled and said, “First you should become a laksesvara [The word laksesvara is a combination of laksha (“hundred thousand”) and isvara (“master”). In common usage, it would refer to someone who possessed a hundred thousand rupees.].

“I take meals only in the house of a laksesvara.” Hearing this, the brahmanas became worried.

The brahmanas offered prayers to the Lord, “O Gosaani, what to speak of a hundred thousand, none of us possess even a thousand.

“If You don’t accept meals from us, then let our entire household be burnt to ashes.”

The Lord replied, “Do you know who is a laksesvara? He is someone who daily chants a hundred thousand holy names.

“I call that a person a laksesvara. I take meals in only such a person’s house, not in the houses of others.”

Hearing this merciful statement of the Lord, the brahmanas gave up their anxiety and became joyful.

“O Lord, we will chant a hundred thousand names. Please therefore take Your meals in our houses. It is our good fortune that You are teaching us in this way.”
All the brahmanas then began to chant a hundred thousand names everyday so that they could offer food to Lord Caitanyacandra.

Importance of Chanting the Holy names of the Lord:
Srimad Bhagavatam: 6.3.31:
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore, the chanting of the saṅkīrtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand this so that others will take it seriously.


Caitanya Bhagavat Adi Khanda 16.94 – Namacarya Srila Haridas Thakur
“Even if my body is cut into pieces and I give up my life, I will never give up chanting the Lord’s holy name.”

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32/Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 3.52/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 6.103/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 11.100/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 20.342/ Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 20.10
In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions.

Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:
O Supreme Personality of Godhead, when someone desires to chant Your holy name, sins tremble in fear, the glory of material illusion faints unconscious, Yamaraja’s scribe Citragupta becomes happy and gazes at the chanter’s toenails with awe and reverence, and Lord Brahma prepares madhu-parka to worship him. O Lord, what more can we say than this?

Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51:
My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna Hama-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom

Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:
May Krsna's holy name, which is a reservoir of all transcendental happiness, the destruction of Kali-yuga’s sins, the most purifying of all purifying things, the saintly person’s food as he quickly traverses the path to the spiritual world, the pleasure-garden where the voices of the greatest saints, philosophers, and poets play, the life of the righteous, and the seed of the tree of religion, bring transcendental auspiciousness to you all.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com
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