The Last Days of Bhisma Pancaka

Kartika Vrata Will End TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2015


Bhisma Pancaka: The last five days of Kartika month, Sunday – Wednesday, November 22-25, 2015, are known as Bhisma-Pancaka. Grandfather Bhisma fasted for these five days, preparing to give up his life. However one observes Kartika-vrata, one should intensify it for the last five days. Bhisma-pancaka refers to a special vow (vrata) that can be taken up by Vaisnavas during the last five days of the Damodara month. Here are some ways to amp up your Kartika vrata: 
  • Read from Srila Prabhupada’s books
  • Attend morning class 
  • Attend mangal arati
  • Do some unrecognized temple service 
  • Donate for the cow program 
  • Go on Friday Harinama in Gainesville
  • Help with Krishna Lunch at Santa Fe College
If you would like to sponsor the ghee lights for the last days of Kartika, click here.
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