Govardhana Puja Celebrations Saturday, 3 & Thursday, 8 November 2018

 

Govardhana Puja
Saturday, 3 November 2018

Govardhana Puja, the worship of Govardhana Hill, is a tradition begun by Krishna Himself and is a magnificent festival always celebrated with great jubilation here at New Govardhana. This year, Govardhana Puja falls on Thursday, 8 November. Traditionally, we celebrate it on the closest Sunday so the entire community can participate in this wonderful festival. However, this year the Sunday before is Ekadasi and the following Sunday is Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day. So we have decided to celebrate Govardhana Puja, down at Govardhana Hill, on Saturday 3 November. As residents of New Govardhana, this is your festival and all are welcome to help with the many preparations necessary. Maha Mantra dasa and his crew will be gardening and preparing the festival site in the weeks leading up to the festival. Karunamayi dasi, Krishna Kirtan dasa and the goshalla crew will be preparing the cows to be worshipped. My team will be decorating the area. Please feel free to help these devotees where you can! For many, the highlight of this festival is the offering of sweets. Numerous devotees engage themselves for several days before the festival, preparing various delicious, beautifully presented and mouth-watering delicacies to decorate the hill. In this way, Giriraja Maharaja gives all the devotees an opportunity to serve Him and become the recipients of His mercy.  I have containers for bringing your offerings to the Lord, so please come and get your box from me. In honour of the actual day, Thursday 8th November a beautiful new outfit will be offered to Radha Govardhandhari with a lavishly decorated altar. Giriraja will also be receiving a beautiful new golden asana.  We are hoping to offer Giriraja 250 preparations for breakfast, everyone is welcome to bring their offering to the temple kitchen by 6.30am. Please see Dhriti for containers. 

 

Govardhana Puja
Saturday, 3 November

A fun day for the whole family!

Giriraja will leave the temple at 2pm accompanied by the cows, devotees and a jubliant kirtan, moving down to the festival site at Govardhana Hill.

Go Puja – Class by Hridayananda das Goswami – Odissi dance – Puspanjali offered to Lord Giriraja – Circumambulation of Govardhana Hill  – Kirtan – Prasadam distribution – Feast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Govardhana Puja 
Thursday, 8 November

In honour of the actual day, Thursday 8th November,a beautiful new outfit will be offered to Radha Govardhandhari with a lavishly decorated altar. Giriraja will also be receiving a beautiful new golden asana.  We are hoping to offer Giriraja 250 preparations for breakfast, everyone is welcome to bring their offering to the temple kitchen by 6.30am. ~ Please see Dhriti for containers ~ 

Kadamba Kanana Swami 30 Oct – 2 Nov

 

His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami
30 Oct – 2 Nov 2018

Tuesday 30 October
7.30am Srimad Bhagavatam class at temple room
5.00pm Evening class at temple room

Wednesday 31 October
7.30am Srimad Bhagavatam class at temple room
4.30pm Home program at Rupa Raghunatha’s
(5 Coral Fern Circuit Murwillumbah)

Thursday 1 November
7.30am Srimad Bhagavatam class at temple room
1.30pm Krishna Village program in yoga hall

Friday 2 November
7.30am Srimad Bhagavatam class at temple room

Sunday Feast 7 October from 3pm

 
This Sunday feast program on 7th Oct 
will start at 3pm (daylight savings time) 
 
Class by His Holiness Hridayananda Goswami at 3.30pm 
 
From next Sunday 13th Oct 
The program will start at 4:30pm

Bir Krishna Das Goswami 3 & 4 October 2018

 

Bir Krishna Das Goswami
3 & 4 October 2018

Srimad Bhagavatam Classes
3 & 4 October from 7.30am

His Holiness Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami Saturday, 8 – Thursday, 13 September

 

His Holiness Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami
Saturday, 8 – Thursday, 13 September

Saturday, 8 September
7pm
Make Your Life Count (Bhakti Centre, Surfers Paradise)

Sunday, 9 September
7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class (Temple room)

1.30pm
Unlock Your Capacity (Krishna Village yoga hall)

3.30pm
Sunday Feast Lecture (Temple room)

Monday, 10 September
7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class (Temple room)

5pm
Discover Your Personal Mission at (Temple room)

Tuesday, 11 September
7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class (Temple room)
5pm
Discover Your Personal Mission (Temple room)

Wednesday, 12 September
7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class (Temple room)
5pm
Home (rogram at Rupa Raghunath dasa’s house

Thursday, 13 September
7.30am
Srimad Bhagavatam Class (Temple room)
5pm
Discover Your Personal Mission (Temple room)

Sri Radhastami 17 September 2018

 

Sri Radhastami
Monday, 17 September

4.30am Mangala Arati
5.00am Japa
7.30am Greeting the Deities
9.30am Bhajans
10.00am Abhisheka
11.00am Class
11.45am Puspanjali
12.00pm Arati and kirtan
12.30pm Gift opening – please bring a gift for Srimati Radharani
1.00pm Feast

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja 4 September 2018

 

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja
Fasting until noon
Tuesday 4th September

4.30am Mangala arati
7.00am Greeting the Deities
8.30am Srimad Bhagavatam class with Srila Prabhupada
9.15am Vyasa Puja book offered to Srila Prabhupada
9.30am Homages, readings and presentations
11.00am Abhisheka of Srila Prabhupada – all devotees are able to participate
11.45am Feast offered to Srila Prabhupada
12.00pm Gurupuja and puspanjali
1.00pm Feast

Janmastami Adivasa 2 September_Janmastami Main Festival 3 September 2018

 

 

Janmastami Adhivasa
Sunday 2nd September

6.30pm Gaura Arati
6.50pm Adhivasa ceremony

Janmastami Main Festival
Fasting until midnight
Monday 3rd September

4.30am Mangala arati
5.00am Japa
7.30am Greeting the Deities
7.45am Srila Prabhupada Guru puja
8.00am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
3.00pm Bhajans
3.30pm Fire Yajna
4.00pm Arati
4.15pm Bhajans by Gurukula Students, grades 1 & 2
4.30pm Bhagavad-gita sloka recital by Gurukula Students, grades 5 & 6
4.45pm Appearance of Lord Krishna – a drama by Gurukula Students, grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
5.15pm Class by Ramai Swami
6.00pm Kirtan
6.30pm Gaura Arati
7.00pm Swing festival
7.45pm Bhagavatam Dance performance
8.00pm Opening gifts & donor appreciation
8.30pm Sayana arati
9.00pm Odissi Dance by Sanatani
9.15pm Krishna book reading & kirtan
9.45pm Abhisheka
11.00pm Curtains close, kirtan
12.00pm Midnight arati
12.30am Feast

Radha Govardhanadhari 39th Installation Anniversary Sunday 5th August

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radha Govardhanadhari 
39th Installation Anniversary  
Sunday 5th August
 
3.00pm Swing Deities under the Kadamba tree
3.50pm Deities return to temple
4.00pm Class
4.30pm Abhiseka & flower offering
5.30pm Feast
 
All devotees are invited 
to bring flowers for the puspanjali.
 
Adhivasa Ceremony  Saturday 4th august
6.30pm Gaura Arati
7.00pm Adhivasa

Balarama Jayanti Sunday, 26 August 2018

 

Balarama Jayanti
Sunday, 26 August 2018

7.30am Darshan
3.00 Bhajans
3.15 Class
4.00 Arati & Kirtan
4.30 Abhisheka
Childrens activities and Transcendental Treasure Hunt
5.15 Gift Opening – please bring a gift for Lord Balarama
5.30pm Feast
6.30 Gaura arati
6.50 Swing Festival and Maha Kirtan