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Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple | 180 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 | Tel: (02)9959 4558


Apr

27

Visit Of His Holiness Subhaga Swami

27th - 30th of April | Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple


Thursday 27th April - Home program at Rockdale,
501/5 Keats Avenue, Rockdale, NSW 2216
Time: 6pm to 7:30 pm
Contact: Sukanta Dev Prabhu @ 0423519571 or Sudarsan Prabhu@0479175200

Friday 28th April - Home Program at Castle Hill,
2 Longworth Crescent, CastleHill, NSW 2154
Time: 6pm to 7:30 pm
Contact: Tapta Kanchan Prabhu 0419 492 472

Saturday 29th April - Hall Program at Schofields Community Centre,
65 Railway Terrace Schofields, NSW 2762
Time- 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Contact Ashis Prabhu@0435 084 719

Sunday 30th April - Sunday Feast Lecture
Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple
Time: 11:30 am

We are pleased to announce that HH Subhag Swami Maharaj will be visiting Sydney from the 27th April to the 30th April.

His Holiness Subhag Swami Maharaj was born in the year 1940 in Kolkata, Srila Prabhupada’s home town. His Holiness Subhaga Swami Maharaj spent most of his early life in Kolkata. In 1965 His Holiness left to study Engineering in London. While studying there, His Holiness was introduced to Krishna Consciousness and soon joined Radha Londonisvara temple in its early days. From the first meeting with Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, His Holiness was engaged in Srila Prabhupada’s personal service and also engaged in different other services in ISKCON. His Holiness has been based in Sridham Mayapur for last 36 years out of his 40 years within ISKCON. He is one of the present gurus and prominent among the very senior leaders in ISKCON traveling worldwide.

So please take this wonderful opportunity and share this news with your friends and family.

Maharaja's schedule in Sydney can be found on the left.


May

09

Narsimha Chaturdashi

9th of May | ISKCON SYDNEY Temple


Sri Narasimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakashipu received a special benediction from Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by any human being, demigod or animal or any other entities; he could not be killed by any kind of weapons, neither during day nor night. So, the Lord appeared in half-man half-lion form and killed him with His nails at twilight, thus satisfying all the conditions.

Narasimhadeva appeared at dusk on the Shukla Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the bright fortnight) in the month of Vaishakha (May). Devotees fast till dusk on this day.

What's on this day? please attend the following programs to celebrate the grand ceremony

09th May, Tuesday

6.00 pm – Pastime of Lord Krishna as Narsimhadeva - A discourse

7.00 pm – Gaura Aarati

7.30 pm – Maha Abhishek & Kirtan

Sponsorship Items- You can sponsor any one item from the below list in the pleasure of Lord Narasimhadeva

Feast- $1200

Arati - $108

Raj Bhog - $251

Cake - $251

You can pay in cash/card/cheque at the temple reception or you can do a direct bank transfer to ISKCON Sydney Festival of India, BSB: 032 032 A/c; 512760 and email us your transaction receipt on donation@iskcon.com.au

Please contact Shubh Krsna Prabhu on 0410 734 229 if you have any query in sponsorships

For all other Information, please contact Somendra Krsna Prabhu, 0433 242 148


May

14

Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha's 46th Anniversary

14th of May | ISKCON SYDNEY Temple


Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha's anniversary is most auspicious day in the history of Sydney. This is the day when His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, personally installed the deities of Radha Krishna as Radh Gopinatha in Sydney for the people of Sydney. Srila Prabhupada blessed Sydney so that we can have Vrindavan like experience in Sydney itself.

What's on this day? please attend the following programs to celebrate the grand ceremony

7.30 am – Bhagavatam Class

8.30 am – Darshan Aarati & Guru Puja

6.00 pm – Sunday Feast Class

7.00 pm – Gaura Aarati

7.30 pm – Abhishek & Kirtan

Sponsorship Items- You can sponsor any one item from the below list in the pleasure of Sri Sri Rdha Gopinatha

Day dress and Jewelries - $2500

Night dress and Jewelries - $1500

Feast- $1500

Arati - $108

Raj Bhog - $251

Cake - $251

You can pay in cash/card/cheque at the temple reception or you can do a direct bank transfer to ISKCON Sydney Festival of India, BSB: 032 032 A/c; 512760 and email us your transaction receipt on donation@iskcon.com.au

Please contact Shubh Krsna Prabhu on 0410 734 229 if you have any query on sponsorship

For all other Information, please contact Somendra Krsna Prabhu on 0433 242 148


May

27

Rath Yatra in Parramatta

21st of May | Alfred Park Parramatta


ISKCON Sydney: Rathayatra - Festival of Chariots @ Parramatta 27th May 12 PM

Open invitation to everyone to come and participate in the Fourth Annual Rathayatra (Festival of Chariots) in Parramatta –

Parade starts from Prince Alfred square, Parramatta( corner of Market St. and Church St.)

Lord Jaganatha has again agreed to personally come and give Darshan to everyone in the famous city of Parramatta on Saturday, 14th May 2016 at 12 pm.

Ratha Yatra, the festival of the chariots, is a procession of Lord Krishna in his form of Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe. Traditionally held during the month of June/July, in Puri, eastern India, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims sing and dance in the procession, the festival now takes place in cities all over the world.

We are planning to pull this 2 tonne, 6 meter high Ratha from Prince Alfred Square to Church Street mall, Parramatta. We need a lot of people to come and help pull this Ratha.

The Vedic scriptures state that anyone who sees Lord Jagannatha or pulls His chariots achieves immense spiritual benefit, attaining liberation from the material world and entrance into the eternal blissful pastimes of the Lord. Anyone who has experienced the Rathayatra has surely experienced ecstasy. The mood of the day is charged with devotion, excitement and complete surrender as devotees brush the streets before the chariot. The sea of people in the procession call out loudly for the Lord´s attention as they eagerly await their turn to pull the cart or sweep the streets. The entire atmosphere is one of happiness, joy and celebration.

Jagannatha Swami nayana pata gami bhavatu me! "O Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe, please be visible before my eyes."

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS !!!!

Lord Jagannāth, Lord Baladeva and Lady Subhadra will enthrone the beautifully decorated huge chariot. Hundreds of devotees from different parts of the Sydney will flock in the city Parramatta and blessed to get the chance to pull ropes of the divine chariot. The Lord’s journey will be from the Prince Alfred Square (Opposite Novotel Hotel) to Church Street Mall The cymbals, the mridangas and other musicals instruments will be played out to welcome the Lord. The ever enchanting melody of ‘Hare Krsna Mahamantra’ will inundate the atmosphere and the people would joyfully dance to its tune. The grand procession would culminate at the Church Street Mall followed by Maha Aarati and Kirtan.

FREE PRASADAM will be served after the Maha Aarati and Kirtan

All the guests and participants are requested to wear traditional and colourful clothes.

Regarding Parking, there is 3 hour FREE parking available at the Parramatta Westfield. It will be 15-20 minutes walk from Westfield to Prince Alfred Square. If you will be arriving by train, then it will be 10-12 minutes walk from Parramatta train station to Prince Alfred Square.

Bring your family and friends along. All are welcome! Free Admission!

For all other Information, please contact Somendra Krsna Prabhu on 0433 242 148