Around more than five-hundred years ago, the very personification of the Lord’s Mercy descended upon this planet and gave us one of the most precious and beautiful of treasures – the means to attain the Love of God. That personality was none other than Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is actually Lord Sri Krishna Himself, in the mood of His consort Srimati Radha Rani.
Born in Mayapur (West Bengal) in a town called Nadia, and known variously as Gaura (due to His golden complexion) and Nimai (due to his birth under a Neem tree), Sri Chaitanya showed astonishing intellect and curiosity about everything spiritual. His parents (Jagannatha Mishra and Sachi Devi) as well as anyone that knew Him, understood that He was no ordinary person.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s sampradaya (disciplic succession) is known as the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya, indicating the origin as that of Lord Krishna’s passing on the true knowledge to Lord Brahma, who then passed it on to Sri Madhvacharya – and it has flowed uninterrupted since then, currently traceable to ISKCON via the Founder-Acarya Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The Gaura Purnima festival, which celebrates the appearance day of the Sri Chaitanya, is observed with great enthusiasm every year at the Temple of The Holy Name Prabhupada Village at North Carolina. We cordially invite you & your family to join us in celebrating this Most Auspicious occasion.
Harinam Friday March 10, 2017
More details to be added soon
Adhivas Saturday March 11, 2017
3:00pm-7:00pm 4 hours Kirtan
7:00pm Gaur Aarti
Gaur Purnima Sunday March 12, 2017
4:30am Mangal Aarti
7:30am Deities Greeting
8:30am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
10:00am-12:30pm Kids Kirtan/Story Telling
1:30pm Cultural Presentation
3:30pm Fire Yajna
4:30pm Class on Lord Chaitanya
7:00pm Gaur Aarti
7:30pm Prasadam Feast.