Kartika Month – Damodar Program


Hare Krishna Dear All,

16th October marks the beginning of a very special and auspicious month of the year – Kartika month. The month of Kartik is also called Damodara month.

In this sacred month, puja, giving in charity, bathing in the Yamuna and all other religious activities are much greater than at other times of the year.

The month of Kartika is the best of all months, and it is in this month that many special festivals like Dhan-Teras, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Duj, Tulsi Vivaah and various others take place.

Following are excerpts from some scriptures (Puranas) describing the glory of the pious Kartik month:
“If somebody performs even a little worship of Lord Shri Hari in this month, He offers that devotee His own abode.”
“If somebody burns a lamp in the temple of Lord Shri Hari even for a short time (in the month of Kartik), then whatever sins, he has acquired for millions of kalpas (one kalpa equals 1000 yugas) are all destroyed.”
“O Narada! I have personally seen that a person who happily reads the Bhagavad Gita in the month of Kartik does not return to the world of birth and death.”
“Of all gifts, the gift of a lamp during the month of Kartik is the best. No gift is its equal.”
“The pious result obtained by bathing in all holy places and giving all charities is not equal to one ten-millionth part of the result obtained by following the vow of Kartik.”

So to make this month extra special for you all are bringing to you at the convenience of your house a beautiful Damodara Program, in which you can participate in performing a worship of Lord Krishna together with your family and friends at your home.

This program is ISKCON Perth’s initiative to spread the mercy of Lord Krishna to as many households as possible. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and hold a Damodara Program at your house, please give us a call as soon as possible on any of the numbers below or send an email to – krrish_khokhar44@yahoo.com

Sita Rama Laksman das – 0422 045 525
Hema Krishna das – 0411 018 849
Krsna chaitnya nitai das – 0416632619

A typical Damodara program lasts 30 minutes (unless someone wants extra Kirtan) and it includes a brief description of Kartik month and its glories, recitation of Damodarashtakam and offering of the lamps to Lord Damodara, singing the glories of Lord Hari.

We will bring everything that is needed for the program, the only arrangement you need to make from your end is to book a time with us!

Wish you all a very happy, prosperous and blissful Kartika month. May you all get great opportunities to make the most out this most auspicious month.

Your well wishers

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28th July – 14th August

ISKCON Perth – Western Australia

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ISKCON Perth 50th Anniversary Newsletter







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Janmashtami – Appearance Day of Lord Krishna

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Janmashtami Celebration: 21st & 25th August

You are cordially invited to ISKCON Perth’s biggest festival of the year – JANMASHTAMI – Appearance Day of Dear Lord Krishna.

A two day event with lots of fun-filled activities, sharing and remembering past times of Lord Krishna. Ecstatic Kirtan, Krishna Katha, Maha Abhishek, Cultural Dance, Drama and Lots more.

Event Schedule is as follows:
21st August 2016
3:00pm Kirtan
3:45pm Tulasi Arati
4:00pm Janmashtami Lecture
5:00pm Dance & Drama
7:00pm Gaura Arati

25th August 2016
4:00pm Krishna Katha
6:00pm Kirtan & Arati
8:30pm Maha Abhishek
10:30pm Ecstatic Kirtan
12:00am Midnight Arati

FREE Prasadam served from 6pm onwards

Note: Actual Janmashtami Day is 25th August.

Donations for Janmashtami

If you wish to offer a donation or contribute towards Janmashtami celebrations, you can donate to the temple using this online feature or directly at the temple office. All payments online is conducted securely. During the payment process, please include your mobile number & email address. This will help us send you a payment confirmation by email. Should there be a technical difficulty in using the buttons below, kindly contact to this email id: govindasinperth@gmail.com

$21001 – Janmashtami ISKCON 50 th Anniversary Festival
$3501 – Janmashtami Grain Feast
$2501 – Janmashtami Marque Set-up
$2501 – Janmashtami Ekadashi Feast
$2501 – Janmashtami Lighting
$1501 – Srila Prabhupad 50 th Anniversary Vyasa Puja Feast
$1501 – Janmashtami 50 th Anniversary Special Event – Sunday 21/8/2016
$1001 – Janmashtami Dieties Dress
$1001 – Janmashtami Maha Abhishek
$1001 – Janmashtami Temple Decoration
$1001 – Janmashtami Flowers Decoration
$551 – Janmashtami Cake
$501 – Janmashtami Midnight Arati
$501 – Janmashtami Raj Bhoga
$301 – Srila Prabhupad 50 th Anniversary Vyas Puja Cake
$251 – Janmashtami Mangala (Morning) Arati
$251 – Janmashtami Sringar Arati
$251 – Janmashtami Breakfast Offering
$251 – Janmashtami Gaura (Evening) Arati
$201 – Janmashtami Fruits Offering
$151 – Janmashtami Mangal Sweets
$101 – Janmashtami Tulasi Arati
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Only LEFT turn from Canning Road into the Temple will be permitted. Therefore, for vehicles coming from Welshpool Road, continue on Lesmurdie Road from the roundabout at the intersection of Lesmurdie Road and Canning Road. Take a LEFT turn on WILKINS Road. Then take a LEFT on PAULINE AVENUE to then turn LEFT on to CANNING ROAD. Then you can turn LEFT into the Hare Krishna Iskcon Perth – Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Temple
Only LEFT turn leaving the temple will be permitted on to the Canning Road.
Remember NO RIGHT TURN is permitted into and out of temple premises.

– Only limited RESERVED parking is available on site
– NO parking will be allowed on site without a valid permit
– ‘Drop off’ facility can be availed on the premises
– Free Shuttles run from the temple to nearby parking locations every 15 minutes


Note: Fill out your parking request form for 25th August (download here) & send to perthjanmashtami@gmail.com before 12th August 2016 to request a spot. Note that spots will only be allocated on merit basis to selected applicants. Submitting an application does not guarantee a parking place. Permits will be issued via email by 21st August 2016 which you will need to print on an A4 sheet and display on the windscreen of your car. If you do not have a permit displayed on your car, you will not be allowed to park at the temple premises.
Additional parking will be available on Wilkins Road and Pauline Avenue, shuttle services running from 5pm to midnight.

Please check the driver’s guide.

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For more information or volunteering at the festival or donating for the festival contact: 

Kirtanananda on 0430488445 or email iskconperthinfo@gmail.com


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Bhagavat Katha – Sriman Lal Govind Das

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Hare Krishna Dear all,
Hope this email finds you well.
After an amazing heart melting Bhagavatam Katha in Perth last year in August by Sriman Lal Govind Prabhu we all felt rejuvenated and inspired in many ways.
Prabhu travels all around the world giving the nectar of Bhagavatam Katha in such a unique way which is attractive to both young and old equally.
Usually he is always booked out for a year in advance however we were fortunate enough to get some time of him for Perth yatra from his busy schedule.
To Know more about H.G. Lalgovinddas – Click Here
This email is just to provide this great news that he is coming back to Perth in June for a 7 day Srimad Bhagavad Saptah. You will also receive an email from the temple shortly.
Result of reciting and hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam
The whole Srimad-Bhagavatam, eighteen thousand verses, very difficult to pronounce even and what to speak of memorizing, were narrated very easily just like reading some printed book. Sukadev Goswami narrated the whole subject matter of Srimad-Bhagavatam continuously for seven days and Maharaja Pariksit also understood the subject matter very clearly. Both of them were so meritorious that they attained the highest goal of life, namely the Lotus Feet of Lord Sri Krsna simply by reciting and hearing respectively.
(Srila Prabhupada — 25 August, 1970)
Peace in society
By hearing the subject matter of Srimad-Bhagavatam this false complexity of materialism is removed, and real peace in society begins.
Effect of Regular Attendance in Srimad Bhagavatam Classes
By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.
(TRANSLATION Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.18)
Ever Refreshing
Now, this Srimad-Bhagavatam, Vyasadev has written eighteen thousand verses. And not only Srimad-Bhagavatam, He has written eighteen Puranas. Out of eighteen Puranas the Srimad-Bhagavatam is one Purana. And in one Purana you find eighteen thousand verses, and each and every word is so meaningful that you study throughout your whole life, oh, still you’ll find refreshed.
(Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 5.5.1-2 — London (Tittenhurst), September 13, 1969)
The detail of the program are as follow. Please also find attached the flyer.
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We kindly request you all to please attend the Bhagavatam Saptah and bring maximum number of people along with you.
Also to organise this great event if you cloud please assist in anyway it will be greatly appreciated. Any little or big donations will go a long way in covering the daily cost of ($1200 per day for 7 days)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries at all or if you like to donate towards the event.
Kind Regards,
PunyaSloka Krsna Das
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