Friday, September 6
It is said that Sri Krishna Janmashtami is just the “curtain raiser” for the most blessed festival of the year—Sri Radhastami, Srimati Radharani’s divine appearance in this world. Only by the merciful sidelong glance of Radharani can we get the blessings of Krishna.
Mark your calendars for the wonderful celebration! A two-part program at two locations is being planned: at Radha Kund, Govardhana Hill, at noon; and at the Radha Vrindaban Chandra Temple in the evening. After the morning program and darshan of Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra in their new outfits, the noon festival begins with bhajans and kirtan at the Radha Gopinath Temple at Radha Kunda. Thereafter, His Holiness Varsana Swami will speak on the glories of Srimati Radharani, and a lunch feast will be served.
Then a special evening program, started by Malati Devi Dasi, will increase your absorption in Sri Radha’s divine qualities and pastimes. Bhajans will precede a grand abhishek of Sri Sri Vrindaban Chandra after which we will offer balloons with names of Radha at the lotus feet of the Queen of Vrindavan together with our wishes and prayers during the sacred Gaura Arati. Each person will also offer a rose, ghee wick, and incense to Srimati Radharani—a precious opportunity not to be missed–followed by another feast.
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The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 6
5:00am Mangala Arati
5:45am Japa • Maha-mantra Meditation
7:00am Milking the Cows and Go-puja → Cow Barn
7:30am Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada
8:00am Darshan Arati • Greeting the Deities in new outfit
8:15am Srimad Bhagavatam Class
Radha Gopinath Temple
11:30am – Kirtan
11:45am – Offering Bhoga to Their Lordships
12:00pm – Arati
12:30pm – Class by His Holiness Varsana Swami
1:30pm – Lunch Prasadam Feast served at Radha Kunda, Govardhana Hill (weather permitting)
(Please bring your offerings before 11.45am)
Radha Vrindaban Chandra Temple
4:30pm – Kirtan and bhajans
5:00pm – Abhisheka
6:00pm – Lecture
7:00pm – Gaura Arati and Special Radhastami offerings of sacred names, flowers, incense by devotees)
8:00pm – Prasadam
(Please bring your offerings to the pujari room before 6pm.)
For service opportunities, please contact the Pilgrims Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Pujari Department
+1 304 312 6539 or +1 304 312 4540