Cow Protection programme in Sri Lanka

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In Sanskrit the cow is called as ‘Aghnya’ which means “not to be killed”. The Vedas consider the cow as the most sacred animal and killing of a cow is considered to be the same as killing a Brahmin. The Veda mentions that there are seven mothers namely 1) atma-mata (one’s biological mother) 2) guroh patni (the wife of one’s teacher) 3) brahmani (the wife of a brahmana) 4) raja-patnika (the wife of the king) 5) dhenu (the cow) 6) dhatri (the nurse) and 7) prithvi (the Earth). Hence it is evident that the Cows should be considered as ‘Mother’ with all the sentiments and protection granted to one’s own biological mother. Cows are also considered to represent ‘Mother Earth’ which in turn signifies the importance to honour them and worship them. Not only in Hinduism, other religions such as Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism also prohibit killing of cows.

 

Deepavali Celebration at Sri Lankan President’s House

On 19th October 2017 ‘Deepavali’ Festival was celebrated at the president’s House in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon. President Maithiripala Sirisena , Prime Minister Ranil Wiskremesinghe, Prison Reforms and Hindu Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan, Hon.Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and opposition leader Mr. Sampanthan and many other political as well as religious leaders.

During this event, on behalf of ISKCON Sri Lanka, Ms.Krishnapriya along with the Temple president of ISKCON Sri Lanka Sriman Mahakarta Das and the director of Bhaktivedanta Children’s Home ‘Gokulam’  Srimati Nandarani Devi  and Ms. Krishnapriya presented the ‘Krishna’ Book written by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada to the president.

Krishna Janmastami Festival 2017

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
Invites you and your family to participate in
Sri Krishna Janmastami celebrations

15TH August 2017

 

Sri Krishna Janmastami is the most important festival of our temple.  Sri Krishna Janmastami, the appearance day of Lord Krishna, is the most auspicious day on which Supreme Lord appeared on earth five thousand years ago on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada, during the auspicious Rohini nakshatra.

Join us and experience the bliss of Krishna Consciousness!

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Ratha Yatra Festival 2015

The Ratha Yatra Festival was successfully conducted on the 27th of September 2015. Despite the rain, many devotees joined the procession and made the event a grand success. H.H. Bhanu Swami (GBC for Sri Lanka) also took part for the 11th time for the Ratha Yatra festival in Sri Lanka. Ananda Maya Prabhu from Bangalore also visited Sri Lanka to take part in the Yagna & other activities during the festival.

Festival Video

 

Festival Photo

Ratha Yatra 2015

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Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Project

ISKCON Sri Lanka has initiated a grand project for Lord Krishna in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

This will be a landmark project of ISKCON Sri Lanka in the Capital City Colombo.

The ISKCON Sri Lanka was established in the year 1976 at No: 188, New Chetty Street, Colombo -13.

This temple was started in a small way and now it has grown bigger in terms of the activities undertaken by the temple. The property of the temple was purchased on 2007 by the generous donations received from Temple Members, Devotees, and Well-Wishers. Also the deities of the temple Radha and Krishna were donated by Tirupati, Tirumala Devastanam, India.

Old Temple Premises

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Now ISKCON Sri Lanka is constructing a new temple at the same location in Colombo with more facilities to accommodate more devotees and to facilitate various spiritual and social activities. The construction of the temple is under way and the cost of the temple construction is estimated to be around Sri Lankan Rupees 150million (Which is around USD 1.1 million).

Proposed New Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Plan

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