Welcoming Ceremony of New Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Subhadra Devi – Sunday 20th June, 2:30pm – 8pm

 

Dear Devotees and Friends,

We would like to extend our?personal invitation to join us in welcoming ISKCON Perth’s Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda on Sunday 20 June 2021.

The Supreme Lord Krishna exhibits many forms in order to perform various pastimes for His pleasure and for the pleasure of His beloved devotees. His original spiritual form in Goloka Vrindavan, as a beautifully sweet cowherd boy, is the source of origin of all the different worshipable forms of the Lord. One such form of Lord Krishna, known as Lord Jagannath, is compounded of jagat meaning “universe” and n?tha meaning “Master” or “Lord”. Thus, Jagannath means “Lord of the universe”. Lord Jagannath is accompanied by His elder brother, Lord Baladev, and His younger sister, Subhadra Devi. Lord Baladev means He who gives you spiritual strength for enjoying an eternal blissful life and Srimati Subhadra translates to Su (auspicious) and bhadra (well-being) and Sudarshana is derived from two Sanskrit words – Su meaning “good/auspicious” and Darshana meaning “vision”

The unique and beautiful forms of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Subhadra Devi are the forms that Lord Krishna assumed with His brother and sister when He was feeling intense separation from the residents of Vrindavana. The great sage Jaimini Rishi narrated the story of King Indradyumna and the advent of Lord Jagannath which is described in the Vedic scriptures (Skanda Purana)

In all ISKCON temples, by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, we can?bathe Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana with various fruit juices, honey, ghee and other auspicious substances. You will be given this great opportunity to bathe Their Lordships this year at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda. You may also bring along some fresh/dried fruits, nuts or flowers with you to offer to Their Lordships on the day.

There will be also a special lecture about the pastimes of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana. We request you all to come and be part of this festive occasion and to get the blessings from Their Lordships. We can all come together to pray to Their Lordships to protect everyone those who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic globally. Sincere prayers are always heard by this most merciful form of the Lord.

Program Schedule
2:30 pm Kirtan
2:50 pm Yagna
3:30 pm Abhishek of Their Lordships by all devotees present
5:00 pm Lecture on the pastimes of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev, Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana
6:00 pm Gaura Arati
6:20 pm Prasadam Feast for all
7:30 pm Clean-up

Please note all patrons visiting the temple are requested to make a booking via Eventbrite app. WA safe app check in is also required at the premise.
Please make the online booking via the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/welcoming-ceremony-new-lord-jagannath-lord-baladev-and-subhadra-devi-tickets-159227193823

The whole event will be broadcasted live and if you are unable to join us for the festival please use the link below to watch online
https://www.mayapur.tv/index.php?stream=Perth/Perth

There are many ways you can support this celebration. All our festivals are free and open to all – there is no entry charge, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the feast. These free and accessible festivals are only possible because of the generous donation of our sponsors!
If you wish to make any donation towards this festival to please Lord Jagannath, you may please do so by making a kind donation on the day in the temple or using below online link.
https://iskconperth.com/?page_id=1076

Sponsorship Opportunities
Festival Mangala Arati (morning) – $ 201
Festival Deities Dressing – $ 301
Festival breakfast offering – $ 201
Festival Tulasi Arati – $ 151
Festival Abhishek – $ 501
Festival special Bhoga offering – $ 501
Festival Gaura Arati (evening) – $ 251
Festival Decorations – $ 351
Flowers – $ 501
Feast – $ 1001
Whole Festival – $ 3001

Please contact:
Sita Rama Laxmana Das : 0422 045 525
Narottam Das and Srimati Devi Dasi : 0424 565108
Acyuta Seva Das and Dayamai Saci Devi Dasi : 0470 758 214

Hare Krishna

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Narasimha Caturdasi – Tuesday 25 May 2021

 

Dear Devotees and Friends,

We would like to invite you all to join us to celebrate Narasimha Chaturdasi – The Appearance day of Lord Narasimha Dev at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Lord Narasimha Dev, the destroyer of all obstacles on the path of bhakti, is very merciful to all His devotees and His appearance day, which is celebrated on the chaturdasi tithi (fourteenth day of the lunar calendar) of the Vaishakh month, is celebrated by one and all with great enthusiasm, with the desire to please Lord Narahari and become fearless on the path of bhakti, so that we may attain the ultimate goal of life, which is the loving service at the feet of the divine couple Shri Shri Radha and Krishna.

In Perth Hare Krishna Temple, the festival of the appearance day of Lord Narasimha dev is observed by all the devotees by keeping a fast for the pleasure of the Lord till dusk. The Deities are decorated beautifully with opulent dress, jewelleries and fragrant flower garlands. The Lord will be offered various kinds of offerings during the day and devotees engage in glorifying the Lord’s pastimes and various other services. In the evening all the devotees assemble for the abhishek ceremony of the lord accompanied by uproarious kirtan. After being bathed, Lord Narasimha dev and all the deities are offered an elaborate offering prepared by the devotees who had been engaging themselves in cooking for the Lord the entire day. There will be also special lecture about the appearance of Lord Narasimha Dev and His pastimes. After the offering and evening arati, all the devotees honour prashadam to their full satisfaction.

We request you all to please take part in this festival to get the blessings from Lord Narasimha Dev, who is known for protecting His devotees from danger. We can all come together to pray to the Lord to protect everyone globally who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sincere prayers are always heard by this most merciful form of the Lord.

tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

[Sri Dasavatara Stotra 4]

[O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lionl All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp like demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.]

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: 
4.45 pm Kirtan
5.10 pm Abhishek of Their Lordships by Pujaris (Priests)
5.50 pm Lecture on the pastimes of Lord Narasimha Dev
6.55 pm  Announcements
7.00 pm Gaura Arati
7.30 pm Prasadam Feast for all
8.00 pm Clean-up

Please note all patrons visiting the temple are requested to make a booking via Eventbrite app. WA safe app check in is also required at the premise.

Please make the online booking via the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/narasimha-chaturdasi-tickets-155931837323

The whole event will be broadcasted live and if you are unable to join us for the festival please use the link below to watch online

https://www.mayapur.tv/index.php?stream=Perth/Perth

There are many ways you can support this celebration. All our festivals are free and open to all – there is no entry charge, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the feast. These free and accessible festivals are only possible because of the generous donation of our sponsors!
If you wish to make any donation towards this festival to please Lord Narasimha Dev, you may please do so by making a kind donation on the day in the temple or using below online link.

Donation

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Festival Mangala Arati (morning) – $ 201.00
Festival Deities Dressing – $ 301.00
Festival breakfast offering – $ 201.00
Festival Tulasi Arati – $ 151.00
Raj Bhoga Offering – $ 251.00
Festival Abhishek – $ 201.00
Festival Gaura Arati (evening) – $ 251.00
Festival Decorations – $ 351.00
Flowers – $ 251.00
Feast – $ 1001.00
Whole festival – $ 3001.00

For more information please contact:
Anuttam Keshava Das 0436291882
Sita Rama Laxmana Das 0422 045 525
Syama Sarana Das 0439 969 002


Hare Krishna

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Covid Relaxation

Hare Krishna

Further to the announcement made by WA Premier on Thursday 6th May, please be advised that ISKCON Perth Temple is open for visitors.

However, we still must continue maintaining our healthy habits as a precaution and recommended social distancing of 2m2 rule limit. All are welcome to visit Temple to take darshan and attend morning and evening arati at 7Am and 7Pm every day. Updates on upcoming festivals will be notified in the coming days.

You are welcome to visit the Temple, but please follow these guidelines when visiting:

  1. Check in with WA Safe App or on the register provided
  2. Maintain good hand hygiene at all times.

These requirements are applicable from 12:01 AM on Saturday 8th May until further announcement from the State Government. For most up to date information, please visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/perth-and-peel-restrictions-significantly-ease-1201am-saturday-8-may

We thank you for your support and cooperation in implementing these guidelines during this pandemic. Let us all pray to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai & Sri Radha & Krishna to send us all and our families around the world, good health and courage to move on from these challenging times.

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Sri Rama Navami Festival – Wed, 21 April 2021

Dear Devotees and Friends,

We would like to invite you all to the celebration of Sri Rama Navami (The appearance day of Lord Ramchandra ) on Wednesday 21st April 2021.

Please note all patrons visiting the temple must have a booking on Eventbrite. Due to statutory commitments and in the interest of public safety no walk-ins are allowed.

Please make the online booking via the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sri-rama-navami-festival-tickets-151334111401

You can still watch the event online,  If you miss out on prior booking. The whole event will be broadcasted live and if you are joining us online please use the link below:
https://www.mayapur.tv/index.php?stream=Perth/Perth

Festival Program: 
5: 00pm – Kirtan
5.30pm – Class on Lord Ramachandra’s Glorious Pastimes 
6.30pm – Rama Bhajans
6.55pm – Offering Gifts and Announcements
7:00pm  – Arati
7.15pm – Prasadam

Please note:
No Abhishek 

Many offerings are made to Sri Lord Rama on this day. We welcome donations, gifts and bhoga offering from all patrons.

Sponsorship Opportunities  
Tulasi Arati                 –  $101.00
Mangala Arati             –  $151.00
Raj Bhoga Offering    –  $ 251.00
Cake                           –  $ 251.00
Fruit Offering             –  $ 151.00
Gaura Arati                –  $ 251.00
Hall Decorations        –  $ 351.00
Flowers                      –  $ 501.00
Feast                           –  $ 1001.00
Whole festival            –  $ 3001.00

If you would like to sponsor the festival or help in any service, please contact:
Krishna Chaitanya Dasa / Subha Sudevi Devi Dasi – 0416 632 619
Syama Sarana Dasa – 0439 969 002
Sitarama Lakshman Dasa – 0422 045 525

A humble request:
“Drivers, please be aware of children and drive safely on temple grounds. Parents, please ensure children are supervised at all times.”

Hare Krishna

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