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VIHE to Celebrate Rupotsava Festival This Weekend, In-Person and Online
By ISKCON News Staff   |  Aug 24, 2023

Every year, a cherished tradition unfolds as the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education’s staff, teachers, students, and guests unite to seek the blessings of Srila Rupa Gosvami by commemorating his Disappearance Day on August 26th and 27th at the VIHE.

VIHE is inviting devotees from around the world to join them for this auspicious event (in person at the venue or by joining us online), where we will engage in the recitation of slokas and astakas penned by Srila Rupa Gosvami himself. The program will also feature enlightening katha sessions, soul-stirring kirtan, bhoga offerings, guru puja, bhajanas, Sanskrit recitations, and sessions praising the Six Gosvamis of Sri Dhama Vrndavana.

For online participation, please fill in the below FREE registration form

The entire katha, slokas, and astakas recitation will be broadcast online via our private channel.

The speakers for August 26th will include HG Deena Bandhu Prabhu, HG Panca Gauda Prabhu, HG Narayani Mataji, HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami Maharaj, HG Mukunda Datta Prabhu, among others.

The speakers for the recitation of the astakas and slokas on August 27th include HG Dravida Prabhu and HG Divyambara Mataji, among others.

The schedule for the two days (using Vrindavan time) will be:

26 August 2023 – Saturday

– 10.00 am – Kirtana

– 10.45 am – Welcome

– 11.00 am – Katha

– 2.30 pm – Arati & Guruvastakam

– 3.00 pm – Mahaprasada

27 August 2023 – Sunday

– 3.30 pm – Pranama & Mahamantra

– 3.45 pm – Jaya Radha Madhava

– 4.00 pm – Astakas

– 8.30 pm – Ekadasi prasada

For further details, kindly email or call +91 8979943134 / +91 8869053796

Background photo by Daniel Maldonado.