Lord Chaitanya, the golden avatara, is none other than the Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared on the full moon evening in the month of Phalguna. He inaugrated the yuga dharma for this age – Hari-Nama Sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the God. His apperance day is celebrated all over the universe as Gaur Purnima Mahamahotsava, the day when Shyamsundar (Lord Krishna) appeared as Gaursundar (Lord Chaitanya).
Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur writes in his Chaitanya-Bhagavata “These two days (Nityanada Trayodasi & Phalgun Purnima) are most auspicious because all favorable planetary conjunctions are present on these days. Therefore whoever observes these two days attains devotion to Lord Krishna and freedom from the bondage to ignorance. (CB, Adi-khanda, 3.45-47).”
In his Chaitanya Chandramrita, Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati glorifies the advent of Lord Chaitanya in following words – “The advent of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is like an expanding ocean of nectar. One who does not collect the valuable jewels within that ocean is certainly the poorest of the poor.” He further describes the beautiful form of Lord – “O Lord Chaitanya chandra, Your form is full of blissful pastimes, Your beautiful complexion is as splendid as gold, and You give the nectar of pure love for Krishna in charity. O Lord, again and again I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.”
We are celebrating this holiest of all holy ocassions on 5th Mar and would like to extend a warm invitation to one and all to be a part of grand festivities filled with fasting, abhishek, kirtan, katha & feasting. The schedule of events is enlisted below:
March 4th, 2015 (Wednesday) Adhivas Ceremony @ 7:30PM at NVCC – Kirtans by HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj
March 5th, 2015 (Thursday) Gaur Poornima festival.
Morning – Gaur Katha at 8:30 AM by HH Loknath Swami Maharaj at NVCC. Evening – Abhishek @ 6:30PM; Lecture @ 7:30 PM & Prasadam @ 8:30PM in both temples