On 17th September 1965, Srila Prabhupada reached Boston’s Commonwealth Pier in hopes of fulfilling the order of his spiritual master. The ship was to stop briefly in Boston before proceeding to New York City. Fifty years on, on 17th September 2015, we will be commemorating this milestone at ISKCON-London with a range of festivities.
He took a short walk into the city and then returned to the ship. As he awaited the ship’s departure for New York, Srila Prabhupada composed a Bengali poem, entitled “Markine Bhagavat-dharma” (“Teaching Krsna Consciousness in America”). Being a pure devotee of Sri Krishna, Srila Prabhupada prayed, “I wish that You may deliver them. Therefore, if You desire their deliverance, only then will they be able to understand Your message.”
We would like to invite everyone to come and take part in this festival.
7.00am: Deity Greetings / Guru Puja / Extended Kirtan (Special Altar and Vyasasana Display)
8.00am: Video Class on Srila Prabhupada’s Early Pastimes in the West
12.30pm: Raj Bhoga Arati
1.00pm: Special Class on Srila Prabhupada’s Mission
2.00pm: Prasadam Feast
3.00pm: Maha Harinaam
4.15pm: Dhupa Arati, followed by Kirtans
6.00pm: Special Class on Markine Bhagavat Dharma poem
7.00pm: Gaura Arati
7.45pm: Markine Bhagavat Dharma Performance
8.15pm: ISKCON50 Presentation – Updates on Global Celebrations and any other news