Date : 16th August Wednesday, 2017
Time : 9 am until noon
Venue: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, No 188, New Chetty Street, Colombo-13
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/137249260201218/
16th August 2017, Wednesday marks the divine auspicious appearance day of ISKCON’s founder-acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada fulfilled Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction “Prtvithe ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara haibe more nama”– In every town and village of the world, My name will be heard.
On September 01, 1896, the day after Sri Krishna Janmashtami in Tollygunge suburb of Calcutta, Abhay Charan who later became known as Srila Prabhupada was born to Rajani and Gour Mohan De. His father, Gour Mohan De, and his mother Rajani, named him Abhay Charan which means one who is fearless after having taken shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. As per their tradition, an astrologer was called to prepare his horoscope after birth for the baby and he revealed that when Abhay Charan reaches the age of seventy, he will cross the ocean, become a great teacher of religion and establish 108 Krishna temples.
Srila Prabhupada eventually set out to America in 1965 and established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at the age of sixty-nine. He travelled around the world fourteen times, established more than 100 temples of Krishna and initiated more than 10000 disciples into Krishna consciousness. We are all eternally indebted for giving us Krishna Consciousness and for creating a shelter for the whole world to live in.
Please come and join us in this glorious event with your family and friends….