Srila Prabhupad has said, ‘Sankirtan — congregational chanting and by engagement in the service of Krishna, anyone who takes part will experience the state of “Samadhi,” ecstatic absorption in God-consciousness, 24 hours a day!’, Our kids kirtan on this Sunday 23rd April, gave a glimpse of this experience to all those who visited Balaji temple on an auspicious day of Varuttini Ekadashi.
Around 10 devotee children ranging from 4 to 7 yrs age sang with their innocent devotion, Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, delighting hearts of everyone. Lord Balaji standing in the altar appeared pleased in His beaming smile, blessing the little ones. Elder children assisted on mridanga & kartaal, although had to be little patient as younger ones would struggle with the rhythm, never failed to encourage and inspire them with their steady accompaniment.
All of those who had come to take darshan of Lord Balaji had later gathered around this team of little ones who were singing Hare Krishna Maha Mantra sitting right in front of Lord Balaji. Oblivious to who was around them, children singing in their sweet demeanor captured hearts of all the visiting devotees. Wonderstruck crowd couldn’t stop participating by singing mahamantra & catching rhythm with their dancing feet.
Kirtan went on for more than an hour, ended with Lord Balaji’s Mahaprasadam for children and their parents.
It was eminent that all the parents had taken efforts in preparing their little one with a nice tune of maha mantra, sitting next to them helped them to serve the Lord by singing with confidence and devotion.
We wish to thank all the children along with their parents for their efforts and persistence in offering this service at the lotus feet of Lord Balalji, month after month. All our thanks to team of devotees for arranging instruments and sound system, also Mahaprasad which children enjoy the most.
We wish to thank our temple president HG Radheshyam Pr, other temple authorities from Kirtan seva mandali for giving children this service opportunity with such wonderful arrangements.
We wish to pray for the children that they remain innocent, active servants of the Lord, always engaged in enthusiastically serving the Lord & His devotees.
Always aspiring to serve the Lord and His devotees,
Next Kids Kirtan Mela is on 30th April at Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra Mandir for age above 15yr from 5 to 7.30 contact: 9370010242 and
At Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari Mandir at 4.30 to 7pm Contact:8805011402
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“So far Sankirtan is concerned, that should be continued in all circumstances. Chanting of Hare Krishna, Sankirtan is our life and soul…..Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada Says “anything that kids do, has lot of impact on the society. On 16th April-Sunday, we had the Kids Kirtan mela between age 7 to 15 yrs. It was very enthusiastic ‘n energetic participation by more than 10 kids and parents. All the kids sang very nicely, confidently and devotionally. They were well practiced for presenting their seva and in vaishnava attire and small girls decorated their faces by gopi dots, just looking like small manjiries. All the rhythms of kartals and mridanga were given by kids only, it was well co-ordinated event.
Its wonderful moment for visitors for them it was a great joy in seeing small kids doing Kirtan, singing , playing instrument and coordinating with each other so energetically, they also became enthusiastic, and by clapping their hands and dancing they also encourage kids to sing and play.
Event ended with the special mahaprasad for all Kids , special mercy of the Lord .We thank Bhakta Sarvesh for playing of mridanga long hrs. and singing . We also thank Jagtap Prabhu and Family for coordinating the event and we thank all the parents to support and encourage their child for this seva we also thank HG Radheshyam Prabhuji , Temple management, for facilitating this forum and giving Kids a chance to Serve the Lord.
Next Kids Kirtan will be on April 23rd , at Sri Balaji Temple Hall , for age bellow 7yrs . For registering your kids for this contact Varsha Mataji 09881722728 Please join to encourage and Inspire Kids and pray for them to become powerful soldiers of Sankirtan army.
Sarvamangal Devi Dasi .
(Kids Kirtan Team)
“There is no limit to the wonderful things people can do working together, if it doesn’t matter who gets the Credit.”
On 5th April ’17 Rama Navami festival was celebrated at our temple.
Devotees participated in large numbers although it was a weekday. The celebration began at 9am in the morning with a melodious kirtan and wonderful morning class by HG Lal Govinda Pr.
At 4pm there was a cultural program by Santrika team, the cultural wing of Iskcon Pune, which included kirtans, bhajans etc.
This was followed by abhishek of Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanumaan. Later HG Sri Keshava Pr gave a short speech about the appearance of the four divine brothers Rama, Laxman, Bharat and Shatrughna.
After which there was a Maha-Arati followed by ecstatic prasadam for all devotees.
The abhishek was also live on Facebook.com/IskconNvcc.
Prabhuji began the class with the pastimes from Ayodhya Kanda section of Ramayana.
He explained how Laxman would serve Lord Rama and Mother Sita while they were in the forest for many years.
The first member of Ravana’s family to meet them was Shurpanakha who wanted to enjoy Rama separate from Mother Sita and in the course even wanted to kill Her.
Laxman cut off her nose and threw it on the other side of river Godavari and the place later came to be known as Nashik city.
Shurpanakha called her brothers Khara and Dushana to take revenge. They came with 14,000 demon soldiers but Lord Rama finished them off in just a matter of 1 hour.
Later Shurpanakha incited the lust of Ravana to kidnap Mother Sita with the help of Maricha, who took the form of a Golden deer.
The session ended with Lord Rama’s meeting Hanuman and forming allies with Sugriva to search for Mother Sita.
Jai Sri Rama
HG Gaurang Prabhu
April 1st to 3rd : Ram Katha by HG Sri Gauranga pr at Daulat Ram Mandir, Mukund Nagar, 7pm to 9pm followed by prasadam.
April 2nd to 4th : CC Katha by HG Gauranga pr at NVCC 8.40 am
Yesterday evening we had the grand opening of our new Centre at Naigaon.
The festival started off with a wonderful Kirtan and Abhishek followed by a Spiritual Discourse by HG Govind Pr from Iskcon Chowpatty.
He spoke about the importance of Natural lifestyle and how it is very conducive to practicing Spiritual Life.
This was followed by beautiful darshan of Their Lordships and Mahaprasad for all.
Satsang Kendra opening
Date : Sunday 5th March 2017
In brief the schedule will be as follows:
2 pm to 5 pm : Yajna
5 pm to 5.30 pm : Gopuja
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm : Abhishek of Gaur Nitai Deities which will be kept in the center for daily worship
6.30 pm to 7 pm : Honoring of all Special guests and beginning the construction of Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple/ Inauguration of Center by Senior Devotees
7 pm to 8 pm : Lecture by HG Govind P and other senior devotees (HG Sanat Kumar P, HG Vrindavan P)
8 pm : First Arati & Darshan of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaur Nitai
7.30 pm : Mahaprasad
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was the spiritual master of Srila Prabhupada. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura powerfully spread the teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the early twentieth century.