Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day

Friday, February 7, 2020

“Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s face is more beautiful and cooling than the autumnal moon. The effulgence coming out from His body is supremely beautiful. He always moves like a mad elephant, since He is always intoxicated with krishna-prema (love of God). He is always mad after krishna-prema. His body is completely pure spiritual energy. He always has a smiling face. His eyes are very fickle, moving to and fro. His lotus hand always holds a glowing staff. Yes, that is Sri Nityananda, who by the beating of that staff, destroys all our reactions of Kali-yuga. We should take shelter of Sri Nityananda and cry for the mercy of Sri Nityananda! He is the root of krishna-prema bhakti-kalpa-taru, the root of the tree of loving devotion unto Krishna. I do my bhajana of Lord Nityananda, the very root of the krishna-bhakti-vrksa.”

Sri-Nityanandastaka by Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura

Nitai-pada-kamala, koti-chandra susitala
“The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are cooling like a million moons.”

The following is the schedule for the day: (fasting until noon on Friday, February 7, 2020)

  • 4:30 a.m. – Mangal arati
  • 7:20 a.m. – Guru puja
  • 8:00 a.m. – Deity greeting
  • 8:15 a.m. – Special presentation by Bhaktivedanta Academy students
  • 8:30 a.m. – Class with Chaturatma Prabhu
  • 9:30 a.m. – Abhisheka of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai by our temple pujaris
  • 12:00 noon – Raj bhoga arati
  • 4:15 p.m. – Dhupa arati
  • 4:30 – Kirtan procession around the temple with Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
  • 5:30 p.m. – Homa, fire yajña with chanting of 108 names of Lord Nityananda
  • 6:30 p.m. – Sundara arati and maha kirtan
  • 7:00 p.m. – Prasadam feast

To prepare the wonderful feast prasadam for this auspicious day we need your kind donations. Our cooks are standing by waiting for their assignments. Special altar decorations and flower garlands can be made if you donate through the link below.

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