….And the unborn takes birth.
Hare Krishna dear devotees
Srila Prabhupad ki Jai
jayati jana-nivāso devakī-janma-vādo
yadu-vara-pariṣat svair dorbhir asyann adharmam
vraja-pura-vanitānāṁ vardhayan kāma-devam
Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is He who is known as jana-nivāsa, the ultimate resort of all living entities, and who is also known as Devakīnandana or Yaśodā-nandana, the son of Devakī and Yaśodā. He is the guide of the Yadu dynasty, and with His mighty arms He kills everything inauspicious, as well as every man who is impious. By His presence He destroys all things inauspicious for all living entities, moving and inert. His blissful smiling face always increases the lusty desires of the gopīs of Vṛndāvana. May He be all glorious and happy!
This year here at Mayapur we are celebrating Our dear Lord Madhava’s birthday with aplomb.
Madhava whose stunningly beautiful complexion is like that of a freshly formed dark rain cloud. He wears peacock feathers in His long, black, curly hair, the soles of His feet are decorated with auspicious symbols, His perfect neck is adorned with a garland of ever-fresh fragrant forest flowers that Madhava is inviting you all to His birthday.
Every morning in mangla aarti when the doors of the altar open devotees are mesmerized by His beauty and awesomeness.
Many actually feeling the pangs of separation and overwhelming love , want to offer their life and soul to their dear Lord Madhava.
So the date and the constellation are coming closer with the time of the year when The Lord of the universes is ready to reciprocate the sweet exchanges of love with His devotees .
So are you ready with your gifts for the bday boy? We at Iskcon Mayapur invite you to celebrate this grand occasion in the most lively manner without an iota of the feeling of inability to be present here physically .
shravanam is going to be the key binding thread for this year’s celebrations.
On this Janmashtami, let’s resolve to take guidance from the authoritative scriptures, bona fide saintly personalities and spiritual masters to cleanse our consciousness so that Krishna can be born (manifest) in our hearts. Won’t that be the true Janmashtami — the birth of the unborn in our lives? Take this opportunity to strengthen your bond with your dear Lord.
ISKCON Mayapur is organizing a nine day long Janmashtami celebrations for the pleasure of the devotees.
We also feel pleased to inform you that celebration of 125th birth anniversary of the pure devotee of Sri Hari, our founder acharya, Srila Prabhupad, is also being celebrated along side. Due to the unique position of Srila Prabhupad in Iskcon the birthday of the Lord and the birth anniversary of His pure devotee would be celebrated simultaneously.
The state of West Bengal continues to be under the pandemic lockdown but thanks to technology in this day and age you can amply serve Madhava from your homes.Be it your participation in Maha Abhishek or Bhoga offering or feeding the vaisnavas or sponsoring of the dresses of the deities , all of this, enabled virtually would be made to happen in the most lively manner.
There will be an exclusive yajna in your name on this most auspicious event of the year. All these activities will be conducted by us on your behalf in your virtual presence .
In the activities section there will be interactive quizzes like never before with most attractive prizes . So don’t forget to take part.
There is no “birth” or “death” for God, since by definition He is the original person—always existing, the source of everything, even of time itself. Since he exists outside of the realm of time, there is no question of his “birth.”
But we will celebrate His b’day with majestic splendour and fervour.
Oh In case you didnt know our dear Madhava is turning 48 this year.
“One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna”
— Bhagavad Gita 4.9
To participate in this 9 day event, please log on to : www.mayapurjanmashtami.com