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|Updated May 4, 2001|
Nrsimhadeva's Appearance Day at The Krishna House and in New Vrindavan
This Sunday, May 6th, the Krishna House will be celebrating the Appearance Day of one of the Lord's most amazing incarnations, Lord Nrsimhadeva.
Lord Nrsimhadeva is the half-man, half-lion incarnation of the Lord. He appeared to save his devotee, Pralad Maharaja, from the terrible demon Hiranyakasipu. He is the protector of the devotees.
This Sunday's program will feature Nrsimha prayers, incredible kirtans, the telling of the Pastimes of Lord Nrsimha, and a huge prasadam feast. We would love to have all our guests there for this special festival. The celebration will start at the usual time at 5:30 p.m.
Some of the Krishna House devotees will not be at the Columbus temple because they will be in New Vrindavan for the Appearance Day festival there. The New Vrindavan festival starts on Saturday, May 5th, but the main celebration is on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. This is always a fantastic celebration in New Vrindavan. In past years, there has been a drama telling the story of Nrsimha, lots of music, huge kirtans, darshan and more kirtans, and a huge prasadam feast. The entire community turns out for this celebration as well as many devotees from other temples from around the country. As with all festivals in New Vrindavan, there will be events all weekend long.
Please join us for this celebration at the Krishna House or in New Vrindavan. To go with the Columbus devotees to New Vrindavan, please either call the temple at (614) 421-1661 or email the temple. You can click here for driving directions to New Vrindavan from Columbus.
For more information on Lord Nrsimhadeva, there is a wonderful site dedicated to Him at http://www.nrsimha.com that tells the story of Nrsimhadeva. You can also have darshan and link to other great sites about Nrsimhadeva. There is also Nrsimha darshan here on this site.
Spiritual Awareness Rally at the University of Dayton, May 9th
The Columbus devotees will travel to Dayton, Ohio on May 9th to participate in a program being sponsored by the University of Dayton regarding some of the problems in Tibet today.
As Tibet is an area of our world with much material suffering, the devotees plan on holding a Spiritual Awareness Rally as part of the U of D program. The program will include Interactive Mantra Workshops and discussion groups to focus on non-violence in the world. There will also be chanting and talks about Krishna Consciousness. Free vegetarian snacks will be provided.
The program will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the University of Dayton. If you need more information on this program or would like to come with us to Dayton, please email us or call the temple at 614 421-1661.
Krishna House in early planning stages for Ratha Yatra in Columbus
A Ratha-Yatra is in the very early planning stages for Columbus. Right now, we are discussing the possibility of having this festival and are trying to come up with ideas. We are brainstorming for ideas of when, where, and how. We are very open to ideas and plans and would love to hear from you if you have an idea how this may be possible in Columbus, so please email us if you have ideas.
Hopefully we can bring this great festival to Columbus, Ohio!
Krishna House devotees travelling to New York Ratha Yatra, June 9th
The New York City Ratha Yatra, or Festival of the Chariots, is one of the largest in the country. Devotees pull the Deities' carts, chant, and dance for 50 blocks through the heart of Manhattan straight down 5th Avenue. Last year, the parade ended at Washington Square Park with the Festival of India. Later that evening, devotees continued on to the Brooklyn temple for wonderful program and a kirtan that could be heard down the block at the subway station.This year's Ratha Yatra promises to be another huge event. It will be held on Saturday, June 9th, and many of the Columbus Devotees plan on attending. We encourage you to come with us if at all possible and are planning to carpool to New York. If you would like to attend with us, please email the temple or call us at 614 421-1661.
For more details on the Ratha Yatra in New York, keep tuned to the Brooklyn Temple website for more details.
On Sunday, April 7th, the Krishna House held our first ever Open Mic Night. Since we had such nice participation and had such a successful program, we plan on making this the start of a tradition!
Our own Rasa Manjari was the M.C. for the night and introduced all the participants. Devotees read poetry, sang bhajans, sang the names of Krishna, played guitars, and played the harmonium and led kirtan all for the glory of Sri Sri Radha Natabara. We also read our submissions from this site that you, our guests, had sent to us to be included as part of the program. Many of our participants had prepared weeks ahead of time for this event.
We thank you for your submissions on the web and thank all the devotees who participated! You are the ones that made this evening so special. We are looking forward to the next open mic night and hope everyone out there can join us! Haribol!
On Sunday, April 1st and Monday, April 2nd, the Krishna House celebrated the appearance of Lord Ramachandra.
H.H. Hridayananda Goswami joined us on Monday for Lord Ramachandra's official appearance day. He shared nectar from the Srimad Bhagavatam and stories of Lord Ramachandra. We had a wonderful turnout for the Monday evening program. Our fantastic prasadam cooks created over 50 different preparations for the pleasure of the Lord. Our beautiful deities, Sri Sri Radha Natabara, wore a brand new outfit!
Please click here to see pictures from the Monday program and to see the Deities in their new outfit!
On Sunday, March 11th the Krishna House celebrated Lord Chaitanya's appearance day, two days after His official appearance day of March 9th. The temple celebrated with kirtans, the hearing of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes, and an incredible prasadam feast.
We had the honor of having H.H. Chandramauli Swami join us. He led several extremely ecstatic kirtans and gave a wonderful nectar-filled class about Lord Chaitanya.
1 Daylight savings time begins (U.S.) 2 Appearance of Lord Ramachandra 4 Kamada Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) 7 Balarama Rasayatra, Krsna-vasanta-rasa. Appearance of Vamsivadana Thakura and Syamananda Prabhu 8 Passover begins at sundown. Palm Sunday. 13 Good Friday 14 Disappearance of Abhirama Thakura 15 Easter 17 Disappearance of Vrndavan dasa Thakura 19 Varuthini Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) 23 Appearance of Gadahara Pandita 25 Candana-yatra begins (continues for 21 days)
2 Mohini Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) 4 Appearance of Rukmini 5 Disappearance of Jayananda Prabhu 6 Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva (fast until dusk) 7 Appearance of Mahavendra Puri and Srinivasa Acarya 12 Disappearance of Ramananda Raya 13 Mother's Day 18 Apara Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) 19 Appearance of Vrindavana dasa Thakura 28 Memorial Day 31 Disappearance of Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Appearance of Gangamata Gosvamini
1 Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi (fast from all food and water) 2 Panihati Chda-dahi Festival 5 Snana-yatra. Disappearance of Mukunda Datta and Srihara Pandita 6 Disappearance of Syamananda Pandita 10 Appearance of Vakresvara Pandita 16 Disappearance of Srinasa Pandita 17 Yogini Ekadasi (fast from grains and beans) 20 Disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Gadahara Pandita (fast until noon) 21 Gundica Manjana 22 First Ratha-yatra in West held by Sril Prabhupada in San Francisco, 1967. Ratha-yatra in Puri. Disappearance of Svarupa Damodara Gosvami and Sivananda Sena 26 Disappearance of Vakresvara Pandita
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