Sri Gaura Purnima 2013

You are cordially invited to attend Sri Gaura Purnima Festival at our temple located at 66 Brewster Street , Suva. The festival will be held on 27th March from morning and willl finish at 9pm at night ( day time there may be outside activities ). Sri Gaura Purnima Festival is celebrated on the appearance day of Lord Krishna in the form of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most merciful incarnation of the Lord, is also referred to as Gauranga because of his golden complexion. He appeared in the beginning of Kali-yuga to start the congregation chanting of holy names. The Maha-Mantra that we chant was started by him and its was by his mercy that fallen souls got the opportunity to taste the transcendental bliss. When he came, he was accompanied by his associates from the spiritual world such as Lord Balaram in the form of Lord Nityananda. There are many citations, evidences and references in Vedic scriptures of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s appearance in the age of Kali-yuga. The great saints and sages of India have confirmed him to be Lord Krishna’s incarnation with matching information about his place, time and lineage of birth. Anyone who prays to Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu will surely attain Lord Krishna’s abode. His life is full of beautiful past-times that can be read from Sri Chaitanya Caritamrta.

The Suva temple program is as follows:

4.30 am – Mangal Arati 

5.00 am – Japa ( Chanting / meditation of Maha Mantra)

6.00 am  Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja

6.15 am  Srimad Bhagavad Katha

7.00 am  Darshan of Lord Gauranga and other deities at the temple 

8-12.30  ( devotees can do book distribution, prasad distribution, harinaam and sankirtan)

12.30 pm Midday Arati

1.00 – 6.00 pm  ( devotees can do book distribution, prasad distribution, harinaam and sankirtan)

6.30 pm Sri Gaura Arati

7.00 pm Abhishek 

8.00 pm Pravachan on Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu

9.00 pm Grand Arati

Maha Prasadam follows

( Devotees are expected to fast till noon )

Attached is a beautiful poster that you can circulate amongst your friends and family for them to also participate at this festival.

Gaura Purnima Poster