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Dinabandhu Dasa
Krishna Welcomes Gopa Kumar, 2004,
oil on canvas, 43 x 58 cm

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15 August 2016
Srila Rupa
Goswami's
disappearance day
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18 August 2016
Lord Sri Balaram's
appearance day
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25 August 2016
Sri Krishna Janmastami - Lord Krishna's
appearance day
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26 August 2016
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's
appearance day
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9 September 2016
Sri Radhastami -
Srimati Radharani's
appearance day
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13 September 2016
Lord Vamana's
appearance day
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13 September 2016
Srila Jiva Goswami's
appearance day
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14 September 2016
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur's
appearance day
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  Sri Krishna Janmastami,
August 25, 2016

 
 


 
 

Sri Krishna Janmastami is the yearly observance of Lord Krishna's appearance on earth and one of the world's most widely observed spiritual festivals. Krishna's "birth", or janma, occurred at midnight on the astami, or the eighth day after the full moon.

Where there's a Vaishnava temple, festivities begin before dawn and continue throughout the day until midnight, the exact moment of Lord Krishna's appearance. Events include kirtan (congregational singing of the Lord's name), cooking of many small offerings throughout the day, a grand feast to be offered at midnight, and drama and dance in the Lord's honor. The temple priests dress and elaborately decorate the Deity of Krishna, and all who wish participate in stringing flower garlands and making other decorations for the altar and temple. Incense scents the room while devotees and guests read about Krishna's birth and pastimes from the scriptures. In the evening, the Deities are bathed with a variety of auspicious liquids in a ceremony called abhisheka.

Finally, as midnight approaches, excitement builds and a rousing kirtan ensues. At midnight, priests part the altar curtains to reveal the freshly dressed Deity of Krishna on a colorfully festooned altar.

This year the Radha-Krishna temple at Korsnäs Gård will celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami on Thursday, August 25. You are warmly invited to take part!

Bring with you your enthusiasm and your singing voice. If you have instruments you wish to play during the congregational chanting, please bring those too. This is a birthday party! If you would like to offer Krishna a gift, we will be presenting gifts sometime during the evening.

Want to help support the festival or the ongoing worship of the Deity, Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari? Please send your donation through ISKCON, Postgiro 77 71 59 - 5.

ISKCON Korsnäs Gård and the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust look forward to hosting another unforgettable Janmastami Festival and hope to see you there!

 

 
   
 

Hare Krishna, kära hängivna och vänner i Sverige och alla nordbor.

Nya Radhakunda och The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust har den stora glädjen att välkomna er till den 36:e Janmastami Festivalen!!

Vi hälsar er varmt välkomna att beskåda och fira Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari!

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Firandet börjar klockan 04:30 på morgonen och
fortsätter fram till efter midnatt.

04:30 Mangala arotika

07:30 Guru-puja för Srila Prabhupada

07:45 Föreläsning från Srimad-Bhagavatam av
His Holiness Smita Krishna Swami

09:30 Morgon-darsan - vi tar darshan av
Sri Sri Gandarvika-Giridhari i Deras extraordinära nya dräkt, som kan ses endast denna dag

13:30 Raja Bhoga arati och bhajan

16:00 Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari gungas - Jhulana Yatra

18:00 Abhisek i templet - alla badar Krishna med yoghurt, honung och fruktsafter

Kirtan och bhajan

19:00 Gaura Arati - en ceremoni i templet med stor offring av rökelse, eld, och blommor

21:00 Advaita Acarya Prabhu återberättar Krishna-lila

Bhajan, Vrindavan sånger, framföranden

22:00 Fackeltåg - Sri Sri Radha-Krishna på nattlig promenad till romantisk båttur på Nya Radhakunda.

00:00 Stor midnatts-arati i tempelrummet

00:30 Prasadam - ekadasi-vänlig

Små förändringar och möjliga tillägg i schemat kan ske.

Maha-prasadam och olika sorters jätte god prasadam kommer finnas till försäljning under festivalen. Ta med kontanter, vi har inte möjlighet att acceptera kortbetalning.

Angående övernattningen; vid det här läget finns inga fler rum lediga. Ta med er liggunderlag och sovsäckar, uppvärmda sametält finns att sova i till både kvinnor och män.

Det går också att donera lakshmi, antingen under festivalen eller innan till ISKCON Postgiro 77 71 59-5. Om du vill att din donation
används för ett specifikt ändamål, vänligen meddela vilket.

Ni kan också klicka på DONERA knappen på Sri Sri Gandarvika-Giridharis hemsida www.krishna.se.

Vi hälsar er varmt välkomna att fira den 36:e Janmastami Festivalen på Nya Radhakunda, Korsnäs Gård!

 

 

 

  Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja,
26 August 2016
   
 
   
 

Srila Prabhupad’s Appearance Day is a very special day for all ISKCON devotees as they joyfully glorify their eternal saviour Srila Prabhupada on His appearance day.

Srila Prabhupada was sent by the Lord to fulfill Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction- prtvithe ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara haibe more nama: In every town and village of the world, My name will be heard.

Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura wrote in his Sajjona-tosani, “Soon there will be a time when the chanting of Krishna’s name will be heard in England, France, Russia, Germany and America.”

Srila Prabhupada appeared on Nanadotsava. Nandotsava means: Nanda Maharaja’s huge festival celebrating Krishna’s birth. Nanda Maharaja dressed in luxurious garments and distributed profuse charity to everyone in his kingdom. He gave away opulent cloth and ornaments and two million richly decorated cows to the brahmanas. Vraja was alive with vibrations of Vedic hymns and beautiful decorations and everyone was experiencing unending happiness. Bursting with bliss, the Vrajavasis expressed their joy by throwing butter, yogurt and ghee all around.

On that most auspicious spiritual occasion, Srila Prabhupada appeared to fulfill the mission of Lord Krishna. Srila Prabhupada grew up as a pure devotee of the Lord and distributed Krishna Consciousness everywhere.

Srila Prabhupada made a perfect appearance, led a perfect life and had a perfect departure. Srila Prabhupada lives forever through his books. This legacy will always provide the devotees with Lord Caitanya katha and teach everyone to chant the maha-mantra.

 

 

 

 

Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Travels (1965 - 1977)



  Created by Madana-Mohan and Krsna-kirti Das, based upon a thorough research by Satarupa Devi for ISKCON50.
 
Someone remarked that Srila Prabhupada is busy flying around the globe just like a bumblebee around various flowers, but unlike an ordinary bumblebee, this one is not collecting the nectar but distributing it.
 

 

 

 

New Books  
   



Ramayana

av Krishna Dharma (Kenneth Anderson)

Berättelsen om prins Rama har återgetts sedan årtusenden i Indien och Sydostasien. Otaliga generationer har lärt känna den hjältemodige krigaren och hans dramatiska väg till tronen i Ayodhya, hans giftermål med den undersköna Sita och hur hon rövas bort av Ravana, en fruktansvärd demon som lagt under sig hela universum. För att befria Sita tar Rama hjälp av den kraftfulla apan Hanuman och en väldig armé av apor och björnar med övernaturliga krafter. Eposet Ramayana utspelar sig i en avlägsen tid då mäktiga hjältar, mystiker, vismän och gudar vandrade över jorden.

Kenneth Andersons romanversion av Ramayana är en attraktiv och lättillgänglig återgivning av den uråldriga berättelsen. Mahabharata, Indiens andra stora epos, finns redan utgiven på svenska, återberättad av samma författare. Därmed kan vi i Sverige äntligen ta del av dessa båda klassiker, som är fyllda av dramatik, kärlek, äventyr, visdom och gigantiska uppgörelser på slagfälten.

 

   



Bortom födelse och död

av His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Allt fler säger sig tro på ett liv efter döden. I själva verket finns det en mängd belägg för att reinkarnation är ett faktum. I Bortom födelse och död förklarar Indiens främsta Vediska auktoritet vår verkliga identitet, hur själen färdas genom olika kroppar, hur man kan ta sig ur födelsens och dödens kretslopp och slutligen nå en tillvaro som är fri från den materiella världens fyra problem: födelse, sjukdom, ålderdom och död.

   
   



Perfekta frågor, perfekta svar

av His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

En ung amerikansk fredskårist reser till andra sidan jorden i sitt sökande efter mening. I en bambuhydda i den lilla västbengaliska byn Mayapur träffar han en av Indiens största helgonlika mästare, en lärare som verkar kunna besvara alla hans frågor.

   
   
  www.founderacharya.com
 
  For millennia the teachings and the rich culture of bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, had been hidden within the borders of India. Today, millions around the globe express their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada for revealing the timeless wisdom of bhakti to a world.

Founderacharya.com is a webside dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as a founder-acharya of ISKCON.
There you can download THE FOUNDER-ACHARYA BOOKLET (PDF) as well as SRILA PRABHUPADA VYASA PUJA PROJECT BROCHURE (PDF).
 


 

About Us

 

New Radhakund –
Korsnäs Gård
(enlarge)


Korsnäs Gård is the home of ISKCON and the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to the publication of Vedic literature in Swedish and many other languages. About 30 km south of Stockholm, Korsnäs Gård is set in the beautiful Grödinge landscape. You are welcome to visit and experience the spiritually uplifting atmosphere and the peaceful lifestyle of Krishna devotees. Come visit us!


 
 
Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari, the presiding Deities at New Radhakund
(enlarge)


Korsnäs Gård is the only Radha-Krishna temple in Scandinavia. The Deities were installed in 1980 and named Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari. Although the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust was not here when the Deities were named, it is amazing that these beautiful Deities accepted the same names as the Deities Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur established almost a hundred years earlier in India to oversee his own printing press.



SRILA PRABHUPADA
SPEAKS OUT:
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

It is the duty of everyone to become Krishna conscious and to serve the cause of Krishna. When one actually realizes this he becomes a mahatma, or a great soul. In Bhagavad-gita Krishna says that after many births, when one comes to the platform of real knowledge, he "surrenders unto Me." Why is this? Vasudevah sarvam iti (BG 7.19). The wise man realizes that "Vasudeva (Krishna) is everything." However, Krishna says that such a great soul is rarely found. Why is this? If an intelligent person comes to understand that the ultimate goal of life is to surrender unto Krishna, why should he hesitate? Why not surrender immediately? What is the point in waiting for so many births? When one comes to that point of surrender, he becomes a real sannyasi. Krishna never forces anyone to surrender unto Him. Surrender is a result of love, transcendental love. Where there is force and where there is no freedom, there can be no love. When a mother loves a child, she is not forced to do so, nor does she do so out of expectation of some salary or remuneration.


From The Path of Perfection by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

 


A new website to shed light
Because Srila Prabhupada's books are sacred, his followers may sometimes wonder whether it is right to edit or revise them after his departure. BBTedit.com examines Srila Prabhupada's instructions to the BBT, and the history, myths, and controversies surrounding this important issue.


Deities Gallery
See the beauty of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari.
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Changes in the Calendar


Ekadashi fasts have been added to the Calendar and marked in green. When Ekadashis coincide with other festival days, we have both marked them in green and underlined them. Click on the underlined Ekadashis to discover which festival is taking place.



Maha-Harinama in Stockholm

Maha-Harinam in Stockholm
Takes place every Saturday at 13:00 noon in front of Åhlens City at the Sergels Torg T-bana exit. Come and chant Hare Krishna with us, dance to the drums, and help reclaim the city! Harinams last between two and three hours, depending on the weather. Bring musical instruments and join in the fun! Everyone, young and old alike, are welcome to particpate in this free event.