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Gaura Purnima 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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Schedule for Wednesday 23rd March

Morning programme

3:30 am Beginning of 24 Hour Kirtan
4:30 am Mangal Arati
5:15 am Recitation of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Sikshastakam
7:00 am Guru Puja
7:30 am Deity Greeting and Kirtan
8:00 am Song Performance by Bhaktivedanta Gurukula
8:15 am Song Performance by HG Visvambhara Das and team
8:20 am Song by HG Jayadeva Das
8:30 am Special Class by H G Srutidharma Das
10:00 am Continuation of 24 Hour Kirtan
10:30 am Bus leaving for London Maha Harinam

Evening Program in the Tent

3:30 pm Kirtan start
4:00 pm Words of Welcome by HG Srutidharam Das and HG Jay Nitai Das
4:20 pm Introduction to the Gaura Purnima Festival by HG Kripamoya Das
4:35 pm Skit by Ladies Ashram
4:50 pm Drama by Pandava Sena
5:10 pm Song by Pandava Sena
5:20 pm Abhiseka (2 kirtan groups 30mins each)
6:20 pm 108 Bhoga Offering (1 kirtan group 30mins)
7:00 pm Gaura Arati – Led by Soho St devotees
7:30pm Holi fire Near Goshalla
7:30 pm Feast
7:30 pm Kirtan

Note: There will be no colours (Rang mela) at the Gaura Purnima / Holi Festival this year. There will be a colour festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s Holi festival in the summer when the weather is much warmer.

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Nrsimha Chaturdasi Celebrations

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

On Saturday the 5th of May 2012, we celebrate Nrsimha Chaturdasi at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

The schedule for the day
4:30 am Mangala Arari

7:00 am Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja

7:30 am Deity Greeting followed by Kirtan

8:00 am Play by Krishna Club

8:20 am Class by HG Gaur Gopal Prabhu

10:00 am Nrsimha Kavaca Yajna

11:30am Bus leaving for Harinam in London

5:30 pm Drama ‘Jai Prahalad’ by Bhaktivedanta Players

6:00 pm Class by HG Nila Madhava das

6:30 pm Feast

7:00 pm Gaur Arati

 

Nrsimhadeva (nri-SING-ha-deva) is Lord Krishna’s half-man and half-lion incarnation that came to the earth. After Varahadev killed the demon Hiranyaksha, the demon’s younger brother, Hiranyakashipu, performed severe austerities which made him the most powerful being in the universe. Although Lord Brahma could not grant him immortality, he did give Hiranyakashipu the boons that he could not be killed by any man or animal, by anything living or dead, during the day or night, inside or outside, on the land or in the sea or sky.

Although seemingly invincible, when Hiranyakashipu tormented his youngest son Prahlada, but because he was pure devotee of  Lord Krishna he was not harmed. Then, the Lord burst out of a palace column as Nrisimhadeva. By killing Hiranyakashipu in the form of a half-man and half-lion, with his fingernails, at dusk, in the threshold of the palace and on his lap, Nrisimhadeva simultaneously respected the boons given by Brahma and saved His dear devotee Prahlada Maharaja.