ISKCON Pune welcomes you to start the New Year with Srimad Bhagavatam Gyana Yajna, a week-long festival of Katha on the topic of Mathura-Vijaya, Kirtana & lots of Prasadam. The Bhagavat Katha will be narrated by His Holiness Bhakti Ashraya Vaisnava Swami Maharaj, who is renowned for charming narrations of Krishna-Leela, imbued with intricate philosophical insights along with sweet descriptions of Lord’s pastimes.


His Holiness has received his sannyas initiation from Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj on 13th November, 2013 on the most auspicious Kartik Ekadasi, which was also the disappearance day of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaja as well as the beginning day of Bhismapanchaka. He is a member of the Vrindavana Regional Council. He has been preaching in India in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and has been assigned to preach in Rajasthan, Ujjain and Orissa.


The entire week will be marked by various festivities such as Kalash yatra & deepa-prajwalan on 21st January, Govardhan-puja mahotsava on 23rd, Jhulan Yatra on 22nd many more similar events. The most significant part of festival is daily Bhagavat Katha from 5pm to 8 pm throughout the week at ISKCON’s New Vedic Cultural Centre at Katraj-Kondhwa bypass. The Katha will be followed by the dinner feast.