what to expect

  • festive atmosphere (it’s a birthday party!)
  • great devotional music
  • live drama
  • beautiful traditional rituals
  • offer a real coconut full of water and receive one in return
  • incredible free vegetarian feast
  • attendance: 250 people

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth, and the New York Times Bestseller The Journey Within, Exploring the Path of Bhakti. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gitaSrimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

FESTIVAL OF THE DIVINE PROTECTOR

celebrating the appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva with special guest Radhanath Swami

date – saturday. may 6

time – 5:30 – 9:00pm

location – the bhakti center / temple 3e

admission – free of charge

On Saturday, May 6th, The Bhakti Center will observe a traditional holiday, celebrating the divine appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva the half-man half-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu, with very special guest speaker Radhanath Swami.

The appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva has been observed for millennia in India and is now celebrated world-wide. His story is beautifully told in the sacred text Srimad Bhagavatam. Traditionally, bhakti-yogis honor Sri Nrsimhadeva as the protector of His devotees and the remover of all obstacles and difficulties on the path of devotion.

The evening will feature a talk by Radhanath Swami and include a line-up of wonderful kirtan leaders, a drama, a beautiful traditional ceremonial bathing (abhishek) of the form of Sri Nrsimha and an amazing vegetarian feast served to all guests.


SCHEDULE

Kirtan – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Arati – 6:30pm
Drama – 6:45pm – 7:30pm
Talk: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Abhishek – 8:30pm

(Feast serve out will begin at 8:30pm)


SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to help volunteer with seva for this beautiful festival please sign up here.


FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP

If you would like to sponsor any part of the festival there are different options listed below. Specific amounts are given, as well as the opportunity to offer a custom amount. For any questions regarding sponsorship lease contact Sundarnath Das at Sundarnath@bhakticenter.org.

Festival Sponsorship

Festival Feast Sponsorship: 8 course vegetarian feast for 300 - $3001

Temple Decorations: Flower and other beautiful decorations - $1501

New Deity Outfit: New outfit for Radha Muralidhara  - $1001

Special Offering:  Lotus for each visitor to offer to Radha Murlidhara -$501

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Personal Info

Donation Total: $501