Gaura Purnima - The Festival of the Golden Avatar

Sunday, 24 March 2024

Lord Chaitanya, also known as Gauranga - the golden coloured incarnation of Lord Krishna - appeared in West Bengal, India, around 500 years ago. Gaura Purnima is the festival of His appearance, taking place in spring. The Lord appeared in His previous incarnations as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, and Lord Nrsimhadeva. Lord Chaitanya transformed the hearts of everyone He met through singing of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and re-establishing the Bhakti-yoga tradition that ISKCON continues through its lineage today. Devotees fast till moonrise on this day, followed by a feast in His honour.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

07.00 am Guru Puja
08.00 am Deity Greetings
08.10 am Adivas Ceremony
08.45 am Class
10.30 am Bhajans
12.00 pm Maha Harinaam
12.30 pm Raj Bhoga Arati
01.00 pm Maha Harinam
03.00 pm Bhajans
04.15 pm Dhoopa Arati
04.35 pm Abhishek
05.30 pm Drama
06.00 pm Class
07.00 pm Gaura Arati
07.15 pm Gaura Purnima feast
09.00 pm Shayana Arati

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