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An evening with His Holiness Narasimha Swami – Celebrating Ramnavami

Please join us for an evening with His Holiness Narasimha Swami as we celebrate the auspicious appearance day of the Lord’s appearing in his form as Lord Ramachandra

The appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated as Ramnavami.  Ramnavami falls on the ninth day of waxing fortnight of the month of Chaitra.  In Treta-yuga, the Supreme Lord appeared as son of King Dasharath as Lord Ramachandra. Although he appeared as a human out of kindness to His devotees, along with His brother Lakshman, He is the Supreme Lord.

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His Holiness is the first South African to take the order of sannyasa within ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness).  He entered this holy order in 2008, earning the title HH Bhakti Narasimha Swami – and since then has travelled extensively teaching and enlivening devotees all over the world.

START: 7PM   SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Swami will also be the Guest Speaker at our regular Sunday Gathering at 3PM

If you would like to sponsor any items towards the feast that will be offered to The Lord please contact Mother Syama at the Bhakti Yoga Centre 0514477029

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8th Annual Janmastami Festival at Iskcon Free State – Bhakti Yoga Centre

WHAT IS ALL THE SONG AND DANCE ABOUT?

Come find out for yourself as we host an open day at The Bhakti Yoga Centre and celebrate the appearance day of Sri Krishna The Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Entrance is free for everyone and it promises to be a wonderful event – even more so if you attend!

JANMASTAMI '14

 

All donations welcome;

 

ISKCON FS Nedbank Current Account 1171103883

 

Mimosa Mall Branch 117 134

 

 

 

Bhakti Yoga Centre

 

1 Bompart Street, Westdene

 

Tel: 051 4477029

 

Annual Fund Raiser

Iskcon Free State – Bhakti Yoga Centre

Annual Fund Raising Buffet Luncheon

Saturday 26 October

Time: 2PM – 6PM

Please do join us for an afternoon of delicious food and some great music.

Weather forecast is predicting a beautiful sunny day for Saturday.

Call today to book your place 051 4477029

If you would like to deposit directly into our account: ISKCON FS Nedbank Cheque Account 1171103883 Branch: Mimosa Mall (117134)

We look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards Rupa Raghunatha das and the rest of the team.

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MENU FOR THE EVENT:

Basmati Rice, Dhal (Lentil Gravy)

3 X Veg Curries (Mild) :- Kofta in Tomato Sauce, Green Beans Potatoe & Chickpea, Soya Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Roti, Samoosa & Pakora (Veg dipped in Batter) – served with Date & Tamarin Chutney

Fresh Watermelon Juice & Salads

2 Sweet Preps : Banana Puri & Goolabjamun

Rama-Navami Celebration at Bhakti Yoga Centre

Tuesday 12th April – Rama-Navami

Please join us at the Bhakti Yoga Centre as we celebrate the Appearance day of Lord Ramacandra.

The festival will begin at 7pm and will conclude with a Prasadam feast at 8:30.

To read more about the wonderful pastimes of Lord Rama follow the link below:

https://bhaktiyoga.wordpress.com/transcribed-lectures/excerpt-from-srimad-bhagavatam-91050-on-lord-rama/

JANMASTAMI 2008

 

 

 

 

This year’s Janmastami celebrations consisted of a programme of events which included a festive reception marking an anniversary which honoured the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna.

His Holiness Bhakti Narasingha Swami, was the special guest and the main speaker for the festival. Laghu Hari Das entertained in the marqee with a puppet show starring Sri Krishna and Srimati Radharani! The various activities throughout the day were enlivening and for many the highlight was the delicious prasadam (vegetarian feast) prepared by resident chef Syama Devi dasi and Bhaktin Prisha.

Lively Krishna Bhajans, readings from the Srimad Bhagavatam, a video presentation of “Vrindavan – The Land of Krishna” and slide shows filled the temple with an exciting atmosphere. After speaking to some guests, who attend regular Wednesday night gatherings, what was repeatedly mentioned by many students was the outstanding Mantra Meditation Practical presented by Rupa Raghunatha das the Temple President, which elated many, as well as the lecture on The Appearance of Sri Krishna, which was given by the Swami.

Janma means “birth” and astami means “eight”. The Vedic scriptures describe how Lord Krishna made His divine appearance on the earth five thousand years ago. Even though janma means “birth”, Srila Prabhupada would most often refer to the advent of Lord Krishna as His “appearance”, as he knew people would misunderstand the word birth, as Krishna isn’t born like us. We ordinary souls, moved by a complex system under Krishna’s ultimate control, take repeated births in the material world, impelled by our deeds and misplaced desires.

But Krishna is above the workings of the material energy. It’s His own energy, and He comes and goes by His own sweet will.  Krishna only seems to be born like us. 

Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purified  by knowledge of Me, – and thus they all attained transcendental love for me.  (Bhagavad Gita 4.10)

Krishna is also referred to as the Absolute Truth. If we take advantage of information about the Supreme Person, Sri Krishna, with help from one who knows him well and guided by scripture, we are ultimately exposed to the Absolute Truth where we learn the goal of life, self-realization, and love and devotion in the process of Bhakti Yoga.

Written by Bhaktin Nosana