ISKCON of Houston (Hare Krishna Temple) has planned something for everyone during spiritual and cultural extravaganza this upcoming Labor Day weekend, as well as a special cultural event on Friday, September 7th, 2018.
Festivities kick off with the annual festival, Kirtan Fest Houston. Starting on Saturday, September 1st,, and continuing through Tuesday, September 4th. Enlivening kirtan singers will take one to a place that transcends the ordinary, whilst simultaneously deepening one’s faith in the Lord’s holy names. This year’s special guests include: Giriraj Swami, Indradyumna Swami, Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami and Bhakti Sundar Goswami. Latin Grammy Award winner Havi Das (Ilan Chester), along with Bada Hari Das, Akincana Krishna Das (formerly with the Glassjaw band) and Krishna Kishora Das (Mayapuris).
A nominal registration fee allows the organizers to serve daily breakfast, lunch and dinner to all guests.
Janmastami(Lord Krishna’s Appearance Day) - This festival is on Monday (Sept 3), Labor Day - a national holiday in the US. The temple is planning costume and coloring contests spread over two days (Sunday and Monday). The costume contest is for children ages 11 and under and will consist of 3 age groups. This program starts at 3 PM on Sunday (Sept 2) and 4 PM on Monday (Sept 3). Special aratis (lamp offerings to Their Lordships) are planned for the sponsors on Monday between 7 PM, 9 PM and also at Midnight arati.
Kirtan Fest will continue while the community celebrate Lord Krishna’s appearance day in the presence of exalted devotees of the Lord.
Srila Prabhupada Festival(the Founder Acharya’s Appearance Day) - This special day is on Tuesday (Sept 4). With so many disciples of Srila Prabhupada present, it is bound to be a nice glorification festival for ISKCON’s founder.
Viva Kultura– An extraordinary evening of dance, musical theater, martial arts, live music and spoken word poetry will unfold in Houston for the very first time on Friday, (Sept 7). This cultural extravaganza seeks to entertain, inspire, educate & broaden one’s perspective. Artists from 15 countries will awe the audience with ballet, dance, hip-hop tunes, jazz music and poetry. They have traveled world-wide and ISKCON of Houston brings them to town to perform at the Cullen Performance Hall (University of Houston) at 6 PM. Govinda’s Vegetarian Cuisine will be serving sumptuous food items.
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Tickets for the Viva Kultura event can be purchased at www.vivakulturahouston.com
More details about the festivities and registration: www.kirtanfesthouston.com[ culture ] [ houston ] [ kirtan ] [ texas ]