ISKCON Mayapur invites devotees worldwide to celebrate the Gaura Purnima 2008 festival, commemorating 522nd birth anniversary of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu at Sri Mayapur, India.
A variety of festivities are planned for this annual international festival for the spiritual benefit of the visitors. To enable more devotees to attend the festival, there will be no festival fees and free prasadam will be served to all registered devotees.
Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule:
Feb 24 - Mar 5 GBC Meetings (February has 29 days in 2008)
February 26 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Appearance
March 6 - 9 MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars (Sponsored)
March 10 - 16 Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama
March 17 - 20 Festivities
March 21 Gaura Purnima / Lord Gauranga’s Abhisheka
March 22 Jagannath Mishra’s feast
ISKCON Mayapur will host events that provide ample opportunity for attendees to rejuvenate themselves spiritually.
Srila Prabhupada in his Caitanya Caritamrita Madya Lila 11.96 Purport states that,
"The members of International Society for Krsna Consciousness should go to India during the birthday ceremony of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu at Mayapur and perform Sankirtana congregationally."
More than 5000 devotees participated in the Gaura Purnima 2007 festival and the festival committee is geared up to facilitate the increasing number of devotees who come every year.
For further information on the Gaura Purnima 2008 festival, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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