Thursday, November 10, 2011

Every year in my mom's garden at the courtyard the Chrysanthemum flower always bloom this time it's not even budding. During the month of november we celebrate the festival with Chrysanthemum but not this time. I am gonna miss when in other part of the world this particular flower is at peak of flowering now.




Gosta Astami (Sansenba) celebrated at Shree Shree Govindajee Temple Palace Compound and Bijoy Govinda Temple Sagolband on November 03 2011

A traditional and customary play-dance enacted by kids depicting the life of Lord Krishna in His younger days playing around with demons and stealing milk. This is played out every year in Shree Shree Govindajee Temple courtyard - Konung Lampak at Imphal.

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1 comment:

keilash sharma... said...

FOUNDER ACHARYA OF ISKCON(International society for Krishna consciousness)
A.C bhaktivedanta swami Srila Prabhupada.
He decided to start by taking the message of Krishna consciousness to America, convinced that other countries would follow suit. Obtaining free passage on a freight ship called the Jaladuta, he finally arrived in New York in 1965. He was 69 and practically penniless. All he possessed were a few copies of the Srimad Bhagavatam and forty rupees.
He had a very difficult voyage, suffering two heart attacks. Arriving in New York, he didn't know which way to turn. After a difficult six months, preaching here and there, his few followers rented a storefront and apartment in Manhattan where he regularly gave lectures, held kirtanas and distributed prasadam. People from all walks of life, including hippies were drawn to this place in search of that missing element from their lives. Many became 'Swamiji's' followers.
These followers began to hold regular kirtanas in the parks. The lectures and Sunday feast days became renowned. The young followers eventually took initiation from Srila Prabhupada, promising to follow the four regulative principles namely no meat eating, no gambling, no alcohol and no illicit sex. They also took a vow to chant the Hare Krishna mantra on 108 sacred beads 16 times over everyday. Srila Prabhupada also reinstated the Back to Godhead magazine.
Establishment of ISKCON
In July 1966, Srila Prabhupada established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness — ISKCON. His aim was to use the society to promote Krishna consciousness throughout the world. In 1967, he visited San Francisco and started an ISKCON society there. He then sent his disciples all over the world to spread Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's message and open new centers in Montreal, Boston, London, Berlin, and other cities in North America, India, and Europe. In India, three magnificent temples were initially planned: Vrindavana, the Krishna Balarama temple with all its ancillary facilities; Bombay, a temple with an educational and cultural centre; and in Mayapur, a huge temple with a Vedic planetarium.
Srila Prabhupada produced all his books, barring the three written in India, within the next eleven years. He slept little and spent the early morning hours writing. He wrote almost daily between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. He dictated his text which his disciples then typed and edited. Srila Prabhupada translated the original texts from Sanskrit or Bengali, word by word, and gave a complete commentary.
SPIRITUAL MASTER
He met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami for the first time in Calcutta in 1922. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati took a liking to Abhay and told him to devote his life to teaching Vedic knowledge, more specifically to preach Lord Chaitanya's message to the English speaking world. Although Abhay accepted Srila Bhaktisiddhanta within his heart as his spiritual master, it was not until 1932 that he took formal spiritual initiation from himv
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