Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day

Monday, January 29, 2018

“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 Monday, January 29, 2018)

  • 4:30 a.m. – Mangal Arati
  • 7:20 a.m. – Guru Puja
  • 8:00 a.m. – Deity Greeting – Bhajana by the Krishna Sharanam Students of Bhaktivedanta Academy
  • 8:15 a.m. – Announcements
  • 8:20 a.m. – Nityananda song by Audarya and Madhurya Bhavan students, Bhaktivedanta Academy
  • 8:30 a.m. – Special Morning Class
  • 9:30 a.m. – Abhisheka – all participate
  • 12:00 noon – Raj Bhoga Arati
  • 4:15 p.m. – Dhupa Arati
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Kirtan Procession around the Temple with Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
  • 6:00 p.m. – Homa – Fire Yajna
  • 6:30 p.m. – Sundara Arati
  • 7:00 p.m. – Prasadam Feast

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