This is a very special day for all ISKCON devotees as they joyfully glorify their eternal saviour Srila Prabhupada on His appearance day.
Srila Prabhupada was sent by the Lord to fulfill Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction – prtvithe ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara haibe more nama – In every town and village of the world, My name will be heard.
On that most auspicious occasion of Nanadotsava (Nanda Maharaja’s huge festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s birth), Srila Prabhupada appeared to fulfill the mission of Lord Krishna. Srila Prabhupada grew up as a pure devotee of the Lord and distributed Krishna Consciousness everywhere. Srila Prabhupada made a perfect appearance, led a perfect life and had a perfect departure. Srila Prabhupada lives forever through his books. This legacy will always provide the devotees with Lord Caitanya katha and teach everyone to chant the Maha mantra.
Every year, on the day after the Janmastami celebration of Lord Krishna’s appearance, ISKCON devotees honour the birthday of their spiritual father Srila Prabhupada by chanting, feasting, and especially reading him their heartfelt homages.
07:00 am Deity Greetings
07:10 am Guru Puja
07:30 am Srila Prabhupada Video Class
11:30 am Pushpanjali to Srila Prabhupada
12:00 pm Bhoga offerings
12:15 pm Guru Puja
12:30 pm Offerings to Srila Prabhupada
02:00 pm Feast
03:00 pm Harinam
04:15 pm Dhoop Arati
04:30 pm Abhishek
07:00 pm Sandhya Arati