Ratha Yatra, July 15, Sunday, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Panihati is the name of a village located in the state of West Bengal, on the banks of River Ganges (10 miles north of Kolkata). It was one of the leading trade centres in earlier days when the river route was the main means of communication. A special rice variety called Peneti was imported at this place from Jessore in East Bengal. Probably the name Panihati might have been derived from this trade connection. Once upon a time this place was the centre of worship of the Buddhist Tantrics and the Kapalikas. But later, in the sixteenth century, when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared to propagate the Sankirtana Movement, Panihati became a major centre.
Purushottam Maas – 16th May to 13th June 2018. Wednesday, 16th May begins Purushottama Adhik Maas, the very auspicious month of Purushottama which comes every two, sometimes three years. It is a special month and very dear to Krsna. When the full moon occurs twice in a month, i.e. in less then 29 solar days then the month is divided into 2 and a leap month is added. This leap month is known as Adhika maas or Purushottama month. Performing austerities in this month is equal to performing 16 Kartik Vratas and therefore it is a very good time to engage in full devotional service. THE GLORIES OF PURSHOTTAMA.
Chandan Yatra On the auspicious third day of the waxing moon in the month of Vaishaka, the festival of akshay tritiya, which is said to bestow all auspiciousness on any undertaking being started on this day, is observed all over India, to commemorate various pastimes of the lord. It is on this day that Lord Rishabh dev broke his one year fast, that he had been observing, by drinking sugar cane juice. Also it is said that when the Pandavas were in exile with Draupadi, after having lost in the unfair gambling match with the wicked duryodhana, they had an Akshay patra( a pot, the contents of which were inexhaustible.
ISKCON Chennai Summer Camp 2018 on ‘PRAYER’ ISKCON Chennai is conducting a ten-day Summer Camp for children at 13 centers in Chennai. The camp aims to provide fun for the children while side by side helping them develop self confidence and self discipline. The topic this year is “Prayer”. How should we pray, what should we pray, what is the effect of prayer and to whom should we pray? Let the kids explore and learn at ISKCON Chennai’s Summer Camp. Daily Features include Slokas, Bhajans, Mantra Meditation, Songs in English, Story, Craft and Fun Games. Additionally, there is the benefit of colourful course material, Participation certificates, and talent Show at ISKCON temple..