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.
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:
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
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.
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
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