New York Gaura Purnima Festival

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By Pragnesh Surti

Dear Devotees.

Please join us on Saturday March 3, 2007 for an all day celebration of Gaura Purnima
- Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu!

Starting with Mangala Arati at 4:30 am, take part in all of the different daily ceremonies, activities of the day, temple services, hearing and chanting the glories and pastimes of Lord Caitanya, and of course culminating with the evening celebration which begins at 5:00pm.

Those devotees who are eager to attend the celebration will have access to limited accommodations in the Temple ashram, and are available with advance notice for Friday and Saturday nights. Please contact the temple @ (718)
875-6127 or email us @ for information on accommodations.


*Gaura Purnima - Morning Program*

4:30am - 9:00am: Mangala Arati, Tulasi Puja, Japa Meditation, Sringara Arati (Deity Greetings), Guru Puja and Lecture on Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

For all interested devotees, after the lecture, there are plenty of service opportunities including helping prepare the Evening Prasadam Feast, cleaning the temple, decorations, and continuous readings from the Caitanya Caritamrta in the temple room. Please inquire at the temple for more information.


* Gaura Purnima - Maha Harinama *

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Times Square

Starting at 3pm devotees from Radha Govinda Temple, Bhaktivedanta Ashram, and the 26
2nd ave temple community will gather at 40th street and Broadway, to chant and dance in procession thru Times square to the city crowds in the afternoon. The devotees will chant and dance for 2 hours and will return at 5:00pm to return to Radha Govinda Temple for the evening celebration.


* Gaura Purnima - Evening Celebration *

5:00pm - 9:00pm: Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir

Join us to celebrate the festival of Gaura Purnima with Bhajans, Kirtans, Abhiseka ceremony of Lord Caitanya, Arati, lecture on the teachings of Lord Caitanya, culminating with a wonderful prasadam feast.

For those devotees eager to render some service or sponsorship of any of the different parts of the festival, please contact the temple @ (718) 875-6127 or email us @

Your servants,


All devotees should hear about Sri Caitanya Mah??prabhu?€?s pastimes with faith and love. By the grace of the Lord, one can thus attain shelter at His lotus feet. - CC Mad.25.269

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