FESTIVALS

CELEBRATING EVERYDAY

Major Festivals

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Nityananda Trayodashi

Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared as Lord Caitanya’s principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He especially spread the holy name of the Lord throughout Bengal. He is considered an incarnation of Lord Balarama.

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Gaura
Purnima

Gaura Purnima the appearance anniversary of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is Krsna Himself in the role of His own devotee. He appeared in 1486 in Mayapur, West Bengal.

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Sri Rama Navami

Lord Sri Ramacandra is a powerful incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as an ideal king. He appeared in the Treta-yuga, more than two million years ago.

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Narsimha Chaturdashi

The appearance anniversary of Lord Narasimhadeva, Lord Krishna’s incarnation as half-man, half-lion.

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Rath Yatra

The chariot festival in which Lord Krsna in the form of Lord Jagannatha rides with Lord Balarama and Subhadra Devi in Jagannatha Puri, India.

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Balarama Jayanti

Lord Balarama is the first personal expansion of Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All other incarnations expand from Him.

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami

The appearance anniversary of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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Sri
Radhashtami

The appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Lord Krsna.

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Govardhan
Puja

Govardhana Puja is celebrated to commemorate the pastime of Lord Sri Krishna lifting the Govardhana Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavana from the wrath of Indra.

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Vyasa Puja

The appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON is celebrated as Vyasa Puja. Srila Prabhupada was born in 1896 on the day of Nandotsava. 

other festivals

Special Celebrations

Ekadashis

Of all vratas, Visnu is most pleased with those who observe the Ekadasi fast. It is said that a Vaisnava does not accept any eatable that is not offered to Lord Visnu, also it is strictly forbidden for one to accept any kind of grain on Ekadasi, even if it is offered to Lord.

Youth Festivals

They serve as an oasis that is ‘life-giving and transforming’ in a stress–ridden society’ that is like a desert. Thus these festivals are committed to provide a facility like an Oasis in the middle of a desert to keep oneself surcharged in remembrance of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.

Kirtans

It is held during the month of January for two and half days. It is received with great eagerness, spirits and numbers with the presence of great Kirtaniyas. The festival is aimed to spiritualise the vibrations on this planet, and simultaneously strengthen the devotion

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