what to expect

  • festive atmosphere (it’s a birthday party!)
  • great devotional music
  • heart touching talk
  • offer a real pearl with your own personal prayer to Radha & Krishna
  • incredible free vegetarian feast

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LOTUS FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL FESTIVAL 2017

celebrating the divine appearance of Srimati Radharani

date – saturday. august 26

time – 6:00pm – 9:30pm

location – the bhakti center / temple 3e

admission – free of charge


In observance of the appearance of Srimati Radharani, the embodiment of Bhakti and the feminine energy of the Divine, The Bhakti Center will host the 6th Annual Pearl Festival on August 26.

In the Gaudiya Vaishnava Bhakti tradition Srimati Radharani is seen as the source of the other goddesses. Just as Lord Krishna is Deva-deva, the source of all other manifestations and incarnations of God.

This festival will bring together a community to share their time and talents creating a beautiful celebration in a way that has been done for centuries in Vrindavan Dham, the holy town and center of the Bhakti tradition. With sweet music, meaningful discussion, a delicious feast, and devotion infused decoration and worship, festivals of this kind stir the depths of the heart and engage all the senses in a most pleasing practice of devotional yoga.

A special feature of this festival is that all guests will receive the opportunity to write a prayer on a paper pearl and offer it, along with a real pearl, to Radharani. All the real pearls will be collected, strung into a necklace and offered to Radharani.

The speaker for the evening is Kaustubha Das who will share a story about the meaning of The Pearl Festival in relation to the glories of Srimati Radharani.

There will also be a beautiful drama performance.

An exceptional vegetarian feast will be served beginning at 8:20pm.

Please come to experience true Bhakti culture and bring some friends! The full schedule is below.

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SCHEDULE

6:00pm – Kirtan

7:00pm – Talk by Kaustubha Das

7:50pm – Drama

8:20pm – Pearl Prayer offerings with kirtan

8:20pm – Serving of  the feast begins on the second floor

FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP

(Donors may cover the full or partial costs of the items below)

• Festival Feast Prasdam: $3001

• Temple & Altar Decorations & Flowers: $1501

• Deity Outfit: $701

• Bhoga for offerings: $501

To sponsor an item above book directly online below, call 732-983-7694 or write to sundarnathdas@gmail.com.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

Pearl Festival

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: Pearl for each visitor to offer to Radha Murlidhara - $201

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Donation Total: $201