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ISKCON Sydney Radhastami 2016

Saturday 10th September 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“On a half-moon night in the month of Bhadra, King Vrishabhanu came to the Jamuna to bathe and found himself engulfed in a golden aura, the golden aura of pure love. It was emanating from a lotus, which had a baby girl standing on its whorl. When the king returned to the palace with the baby, Queen Kirtida was delighted. She was also shocked that the girl was blind.

“Lord Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, heard that her best friend Kirtida had a baby, so she came to visit along with her husband and her son. Krishna crawled up to the cradle and pulled Himself up and looked in. At that moment, Srimati Radharani’s eyes fluttered and opened wide and blossomed like lotuses. It seems that she did not want to see anything of this world, only the form of Sri Krishna. Everyone was delighted.

“Srimati Radharani is the mother of the universe, the spiritual mother of all souls. And the concept of mother is the most sacred symbol—that of purity, selflessness, caring, sharing, nurturing, and love. That is why our sacred mantra is the holy names. It is the holy names in the vocative. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

“‘Hare’ means ‘Radhe.’ It is a plaintive, desperate cry for the mother. ‘Radhe! Please wake us up from this nightmare of mortal life! Remind us of the father we have forgotten and take us home!'”

In the Krishna consciousness movement, devotees carefully worship Srimati Radharani as the bestower of devotional service to Krishna, by attentively chanting her name in the maha-mantra, by worshiping her deity form, and by following the instructions of the most merciful Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is the combined form of Radha and Krishna.

To celebrate this occasion, ISKCON Sydney devotees will be doing following programs to please Shrimati Radharani

  1. 6:00pm Talk on Radhastami by His Grace Vijay Gopikesh Prabhu, Temple Vice President
  2. 7:00pm Gaura Arati
  3. 7:30pm Abhishek and Kirtan

Free Prasadam (Sanctified Vegetarian Food) will be served from 6pm to 8:30pm

“(Therefore) Radha is parama-devata, the supreme goddess, and She is worshipable for everyone. She is the protectress of all, and She is the mother of the entire universe.” —Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi 4.89

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Saturday 10th September 2016
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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ISKCON Sydney
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+61 2 9959 4558
Email:
admin@iskcon.com.au
Website:
www.iskcon.com.au

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Primary Language
English

Venue

ISKCON Sydney
180 Falcon Street, North Sydney,
Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Phone:
+61 2 9959 4558
Website:
www.iskcon.com.au

Details

Date:
Saturday 10th September 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
http://www.iskcon.com.au/events.html

Organiser

ISKCON Sydney
Phone:
+61 2 9959 4558
Email:
admin@iskcon.com.au
Website:
www.iskcon.com.au

Other

Primary Language
English

Venue

ISKCON Sydney
180 Falcon Street, North Sydney,
Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
+ Google Map
Phone:
+61 2 9959 4558
Website:
www.iskcon.com.au