HG Prithu Prabhu

His Grace Prithu Prabhu is coming to visit Belfast on Saturday 26th of July, where he will share with us stories about Radha Madhava and their temple, give classes and lead kirtans.

Timetable for classes is approximate :
Saturday Harinam 3pm city centre, evening 6:30pm class and kirtan
Sunday 7:30am Caitanya Caritamrita class, Sunday feast class 4:00pm
Monday 7:30am Bhagavatam class, evening 6:00pm class and kirtan
Tuesday 7:30am Bhagavatam class.

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HG Narayani Devi Dasi – Prahlada’s Prayers for Mercy

Her Grace Narayani Devi Dasi arrives to Belfast on 7th of July. She will be conducting a three day seminar entitled
Prahlada’s Prayers for Mercy
Learn how to pray for Nrsinghadeva’s mercy.

Prahlada Maharaja is humble, yet confident.
Fearless, yet fearful.
Blissful, yet unhappy.
Does not want to go back to Godhead,
yet does want to go back.

Some discussion topics include:
How is Krsna calling us?

Why is it better to be servant of the servant,
rather than serve Krsna directly.

How to please Srila Pabhupada.

Seminar will be held at Radha Madhava temple room from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday the 8th, Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th of July.

Everybody most welcome to participate.

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Upcoming events at Belfast Temple

Here are the Upcoming events at Belfast Temple.

HG. Narayani Prabhu will be here from Thursday 8th May – 10th may.

HG. Bhagavatasraya Prabhu will also be here from Tuesday the 6th May till 12th May.

Between them there will be ecstatic kirtans and classes in the morning programmes.

Narayani Prabhu will return in July to do seminars on the prayers of Prahlad Maharaja.

HG. Lila Suka Prabhu will be giving seminars “Prayers of Prahlad Maharaja” on the :
Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th May at 6pm each evening.

We will celebrate Nrsinga Chaturdasi on Tuesday 13th May with a special class on pastimes of Nrisingadeva by Lilasuka Prabhu in the morning.
Look forward to seeing you here !!!

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Ram Navami

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Dear Friends And Devotees,

It’s Ram Navami, which is held to celebrate the birth of Lord Ramachandra, one of the ten Avataras of Krishna.

We would like to invite you and your family to celebrate this day with us on Sunday 6th of April.

Program

Kirtan 3.30pm
Class on glories of Lord Ramachandra 4.00pm
Deity Greeting & Kirtan 4.45pm
Prasadam Feast 5.30pm
Evening Arati 6.30pm

Everyone welcome!

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Advent of Bhagavad Gita

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On Sunday 15th of December everyone is welcome to come and participate in auspicious reciting of the Bhagavad Gita shlokas.

Program:
3pm – Kirtan
4pm – Bhagavad Gita recitation
4.45pm – Arati & Kirtan
5.30pm – Feast
6pm – Recitation continues
6.30pm – Evening Arati

note. We start reciting at the morning class and before and after the official program. Anyone welcome to join.

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HH Janananda Goswami visits Belfast

Hare Krishna!

Dear friends and devotees,

we are pleased to inform you that HH Janananda Goswami is paying a visit to Belfast on Monday and Tuesday, 16th and 17th of September.

Maharaj will give morning 7.30am and evening 7pm class.

He will also lead Harinam on Tuesday at 2.30pm in city center.

Everyone welcome!

Your Servants at Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir

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His Holiness Janananda Gosvami is a disciple of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, having taken initiation in 1972. He has held a variety of positions in ISKCON and served Srila Prabhupada in a number of countries, most notably the United Kingdom, Africa, Malaysia, Europe, Philippines and New Zealand.
His Holiness Janananda Maharaj is busily engaged in travelling and preaching all over the world. He is the main driving force behind the World Holy Name initiative and various other exciting and progressive projects in ISKCON. Maharaj is also a member of the Committee for Kirtan Standards.

Maharaja’s kirtans, harinam, spontaneous skits, realizations, scholarly presentations of the works of Srila Prabhupada, witty nature, humility and many more transcendental qualities attracts even the most wayward souls to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna.

From His website : http://www.kirtanisourlifeandsoul.com/

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Sri Krishna Janmastami and Vyasa Puja

Dear Friends & Devotees,

We would like to invite you and your family personally to take part in celebrations on the most auspicious day of Sri Krishna Janmastami.After short sleep we immediately continue the next day withVyasa Puja, commemorating the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. The details are as follows:

Day: Wednesday and Thursday
Date: 28 & 29 August 2013
Venue: Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir Belfast, 140 Upper Dunmurry Lane, Belfast

Wednesday 28th August 2013
Temple program – Sri Krishna Janmastami

4.30 AM Mangal Arati
7.30 AM Deity Greeting
7.45 AM Guru Puja
8.15 AM Bhagavatam Class
12.30 PM Noon Arati
4.45 PM Dhupa Aratii
7.00 PM Gaura Arati
7.30 PM Krsna Book Reading
8.00 PM Radha Madhava Abhiseka
9.30-11.30 PM Katha & Kirtan
11.00 PM Feast Offering
11.30 PM Tulasi Puja
MIDNIGHT Sri Krsna Arati
12.30-1.00 AM Celebration Feast

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmashtami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shraavan. Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as son of Vasudeva and Devaki.

“As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord says that His appearance, birth, and activities, are all transcendental, and one who understands them factually becomes immediately eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world. “ – Chapter 3: Birth of Lord Krishna,Krishna Book by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad gita, Chapter 4 text 8 describes the reason of His appearance as follows:

paritranay sadhunam
vinsaya ca duskrtam
darma-samsthapanrthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge

To deliver the pious and annihilate the miscreants, as well also restablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear millennium after millennium.

Thursday 29th August
Temple program – Vyasa Puja

7.30 AM Deity Greeting
8.15 AM Bhagavatam Class
10:00 Devotees Offerings
11.00 AM Guru Puja and Puspanjali
12.00 Noon Feast Offering to Srila Prabhupada
1.00 PM Feast Honoured

EVENING PROGRAM
6.30 PM Gaura Arati
Film of Srila Prabhupada

Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by the devotees of Lord Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual master. Vyasa-puja means “worship of Vyasa,” Vyasa being the compiler of the Vedic scriptures and thus the original spiritual master.

The ceremony takes place on the spiritual master’s appearance day. Disciples honor their guru because he authentically transmits the teachings of Vyasa.

Although the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has many spiritual masters, or acaryas, Srila Prabhupada, its founder-Acharya, holds a permanent position of special esteem. So just as when he was physically present (1965 through 1977), each year his disciples and followers gather on his appearance day to praise him and recall his glories.

Please come and join us in this festival period and bring a friend.

And remember that whatever way you worship Krishna on Janmashtami, He will reciprocate with you accordingly.

Hare Krishna!

Your Servants at Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir

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Balaram appearance day

Dear Friends & Devotees,

We would like to invite you all for the Balaram Jayanti festival at the Hare Krishna temple with long sweet kirtan, nectar of Krishna katha, special Vrindavan forest darshan and big, honey feast. The details are as follows:

Day: Sunday
Date: 25 August 2013
Time: 3.00 – 8 PM
Venue: Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir Belfast, 140 Upper Dunmurry Lane, Belfast

Temple program
3.00 PM: Kirtan
4.30 PM: Lecture on Balaram Jayanti
5.30 PM: Honey feast
6.30 PM: Katha & Kirtan

Who is Lord Balarama?
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.

He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of Baladeva.

Descent of Balarama

Whenever Krishna appears in the material world, He is accompanied by His associates and paraphernalia. Five thousand years ago when Krishna descended into the material world, He was first preceded by Baladeva. Only after Baladeva give His mercy did Krishna descend, such is the intimate relationship between Krishna and Baladeva.

Mercy of Lord Balarama
Lord Balarama exemplifies the service attitude to Krishna. His only mission is to please Krishna by rendering service to Him, whether it is in the creation of the material worlds, maintaining the spiritual world or as His personal paraphernalia.

Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nityananda Prabhu with Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is the original spiritual master, and any one desiring to make spiritual progress must first get the mercy of Lord Balarama.

Reference : Srimad Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto.

All glories to Lord Balarama!

Please come and join us in this festival and bring a friend.

Hare Krishna

Your Servants at Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir

ps. The actual appearance day falls on full moon day of Shravan month and this year it is tuesday, 20th of August on which we observe fast till noon.

Nayam atma bala-hinena labhyah.

This bala-hinena labhyah, this Vedic injunction, means “Without the mercy of Balarama you cannot understand, you cannot realize your spiritual identification. So that Balarama comes as Nityananda Prabhu. Balarama haila nitai. Therefore we must take shelter of Balarama.”

– Srila Prabhupada, 02-02-77, Bubaneswara

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