While Woolworths, Edgars and Stuttafords have their sales, the spiritual world
has an unrivaled sale. While the stores roll out their red carpets, and try to
entice with “75% off”, it pales in comparison to what the month of Kartik has
on offer. In a world that is dominated by the obsession of the “haves” and
“have-nots” the real “must have item” this summer is the all auspicious glance
of Srimati Radharani. We, at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, are fully
equipped and ready to assist you in getting that much sort after glance.
Kartik, or the Month of Damodar is the purest of purifiers and most glorious of
all months. The Kartik month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krishna. This
month is saturated with the Lord’s merciful disposition as bhakta-vatsala, one
who is especially inclined to His devotees. Any vrata, even the smallest, will
yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartik vrata lasts for one
hundred lifetimes. Kartik or the festival of offering lamps to Lord Krishna,
glorifies Lord Krishna’s pastime of being bound with ropes by Mother Yasoda.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath temple is embarking on the initiative to give over
5,000 people the opportunity to offer lamps either at the temple or in their
homes. We have compiled a Kartik altar and pamphlet which will be freely
To start the Kartik festivities we are hosting an adivas ceremony on Sunday, 28
October at 4pm. An adivas ceremony is designed to clear our path to Sri Sri
Radha Radhanath, where we will offer various auspicious items to the Deities
along with kirtan. Please attend this special ceremony to optimally launch your
We would like to offer a milk drink or sweet to all who attend the evening
program during Kartik. If you would like to sponsor the drink please contact
the devotees at the book table to reserve a day.
Following are the schedules for the Adivas and first night of Kartik programs.
As an attached file, please find details for the entire Kartik month at Radha
Sunday, 28 October: Kartik Adivas Ceremony
4.00pm: Srila Prabhupada’s Guru Puja
4.15pm: Arati and Kirtan
4.30pm: Adivas Ceremony
5.00pm: Class by HH Partha Sarathi Das Goswami
6.15pm: Prasadam served
Monday 29 October: Kartik Begins, Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra (Sarad Purnima)
7.00pm: Arati and Kirtan
7.45pm: Class by HG Swarup Damodar Prabhu
8.30pm: Offering of lamps and Damodarastakam led by HG Raghava Pandit Prabhu
9.00pm: Light Prasadam served
May Srimati Radharani and Sri Krishna cast Their merciful glances upon you.
Your friends at
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple