Labor Day Weekend—Sat. Sept. 2ndthrough Mon. Sept. 4th
To kick off the World Holy Name Week, ISKCON of Houston is delighted to announce the launch of Kirtan Fest 2017 this upcoming Labor Day weekend at our fabulous new state-of-the-art Houston, Texas temple. This inaugural festival will kick off what will be an exciting, on-going flagship event every year. This year, the festival encompasses the following auspicious Vaisnava holidays:
Sat, September 2 – Vamana Dvadasi
Sun, September 3 – Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur’s appearance day
Mon, September 4 – Namacarya Srila Haridas Thakur’s disappearance day
Concentrating on kirtan, but with special added seminars and entertainment, Kirtan Fest brings together kirtaniyas, sannyasis, special guests, travelling preachers, artists and ecstatic devotees. A nominal festival registration fee will cover the cost of prasadam and admission to all programs. Similar to other organized kirtan events such as the Sadhu Sanga Retreat, we will also help provide accommodations for devotees and guests who travel from outside Houston. As details emerge we will inform you on our dedicated website, www.kirtanfesthouston.com
The website will be updated periodically as we get confirmations from kirtaniyas, special guests and artists. Online registration will begin in a few months, with early-bird discounts
By the mercy of Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava—comparable in size and beauty to Sri Sri Radha Madhava in Mayapur—we can offer a very unique kirtan immersion experience in one of the largest, most majestic temples in the world. Please take advantage of this special opportunity to experience enlivening kirtan from morning ‘til night in the company of senior Vaishnavas who have a deep taste for the Holy Name! Please come, and spread the word to your friends and families in other temple communities all over North America and beyond.
“In this age, the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord is the prescribed method for waking up. The ways and means are most scientifically presented by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and intelligent persons may take advantage of His teachings in order to bring about real peace and prosperity.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 1:1:4, purport).
We are intensely praying to Lord Chaitanya to kindly engage us in His sankirtan-yajna by allowing us to serve you & every devotee who will attend Kirtan Fest in 2017 and beyond.
“In this Age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufﬁcient intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His associates, by performance of sankirtana-yajna.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32)
If you have questions, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org