Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.
With great happiness in our hearts, we invite everyone to join in the auspicious Kartika Festival in Vrindavan. We have organized a wonderful variety of parikramas to the Holy Places of Krishna's pastimes in Braja for all of you. Almost daily, we will be going by bus leaving in the morning and returning in time for lunch around 3 PM, unless otherwise noted. Sometimes we will also join up with Lokanatha Swami's Braja Mandala Parikrama and enjoy the association of the many devotees who will be wandering around Braja on foot. Tickets will be available from the newly renovated Welcome Center next to the temple, and all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples and accompanied family members are free!
The 7th of November is the Holy Disappearance Day Festival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and we extend a warm invitation to all to come and commemorate this sacred occassion with us in Sri Vrindavan, where His Divine Grace is sitting in Samadhi. Leading up to this day, every evening, senior disciples will be relating their memories of Srila Prabhupada. One day before, we will take Srila Prabhupada in the very same palanquin from 1977 for a grand Sankirtan Procession past all the Goswami temples in Vrindavan.
Oct 19 Moonlit Giriraja Parikrama
21 Vrindavan Temples
22 Madhuvan Talavan
24 Braja Mohan Mandir Narottama Disap
25 Radha Kunda – Kusum Sarovar
26 Javat – Ter Kadamba – Lunch at Vrinda Kunda
31 Nandagram lunch at Vrinda Kunda
Nov 1 Kamyavan
3 Giriraja Parikrama
4 Govardhana Puja
5 Raval and Gokula
6 Srila Prabhupada's Procession to Goswami Temples
7 Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day
9 Mansarovar, Bandhirvan, Baelvan Return by Boat
10 Ram Ghat – Chir Ghat
13 All night Kirtan in Vrinda Kunda
14 Tulasi Shaligram Vivah Vrinda Kunda
In service of Srimati Vrinda Devi,
Deena Bandhu dasa