World Holy Name Festival begins on Ekadasi, Friday, 5 September and culminates on the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the US on Monday, 15 September.
Srila Prabhupada began the Krishna Consciousness Movement simply by chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra in Tompkins Square Park, New York. It was that pure chanting of the Holy Name that planted the seeds of bhakti in the hearts of the American people.
We have arranged various World Holy Name Festival events for you to join in.
Your Week Ahead
Wednesday, 2 September
6.00pmNature of Nature with His Grace Lalitanath Prabhu in Srila Prabhupada’s Room
Topic includes Near Death Experiences, Paranormal Activity, etc.
If you are wondering about Lalitanatha Prabhu, he is the author of the renowned book “Rethinking Darwinism,” an exposé on the frailties of Darwin’s theories that most educational systems erroneously endorse and teach. Do not miss his thought provoking and myth busting facts about Vedic culture.
Friday, 5 September
Fast from all beans, grains and legumes
Fast until midday for Lord Vamana
7.00pmProof of Vedic Culture’s Global Existence with Lalitanatha Prabhu
Saturday, 6 September
Break Fast 06.05 – 09.58
Lord Vamanadev’s Appearance Anniversary
Srila Jiva Goswami’s Appearance Anniversary
7.45amHoly Name Class with His Grace Sundarlall Prabhu
10.00amMaha Harinam on Durban Beachfront (starting at Mini Town)
Dress in your most colourful, wear garlands and carry flags. Lets make Durban stop and join in the chanting.
Sunday, 7 September
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Appearance Anniversary
Fast until midday
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur is known as the father of the sankirtan movement. He wrote many books and gave practical guidance to the sadhakas (practicing devotees). One such book is “Harinam Cintamani”. We are hosting a seminar based on this book and it is guaranteed to help you with your chanting. Everyone is also encouraged to prepare bhoga offerings for the pleasure of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur.
Harinam Cintamani Seminar with Ganganarayan Prabhu
Session 17.30am – 9.00am
Session 210.30am – 12.00pm
Love Feast honouring Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
3.00pmSrila Prabhupada Guru-puja
Bhoga (food) offerings to be handed in
3.15pmClass with Ganganarayan Prabhu & bhoga offering to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
4.30pmPuspanjali (offering of flower petals) and Guru-puja to Srila Bhaktiovinoda Thakur
Monday, 8 September
Srila Haridas Thakur’s Disappearance Anniversary
Srila Haridas Thakur is the Namacharya (He set the example of perfect chanting for the entire world to follow)
We pray that the Holy Name enters your heart.
We look forward to seeing you, chanting with you and hope this finds you in the best spirits,