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Bhakti Center is inspired by the worldwide preaching mission of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, the recent most prominent exponent of the Bhakti tradition and its practice in the world today.

The most auspicios month of Kartika/Damodar is upon us...

Join us in the temple everyday from 10 am to 8:30 pm to celebrate this auspicious month which has the capacity to grant us the boon of Krishna Bhakti quickly.

What is the significance of this Kartika month and Damodara vrata?

Srila Maharaja said that this month is called the month of Damodara; Damodara is He whose belly was bound by the rope of Mother Yasoda. He was not actually bound by a rope, however; He was bound by prema, by pure vatsalya-bhava (parental love). Krsna is anadi; He has no beginning. And He is ananta; He has no end. Still, although He is Parambrahma, that unlimited beginningless and endless Supreme Lord can be bound and trapped by prema. Therefore this month is called Damodara vrata, and those who observe it will attain the prema by which they can bind Parambrahma, the Supreme Lord. Those who can observe this vrata are very fortunate.

This month is also called Urja vrata. Urja means sakti, and it specifically refers to Krsna's internal potency, antaranga sakti – Srimati Radhika. Urja vrata actually means Radha vrata, a vow taken for the happiness of Srimati Radhika. If one hears Her glorification in this month, the fruit will come in the form of gopi-prema.

This month is also called Kartika. The adhistatri-devata, predominating deity, of Kartika month is Kirtika-kumari, the young daughter of Kirtika, Srimati Radhika. Those who honor this month, of which Radhika is the predominating deity, by going to the pastime places of Krsna, will certainly, without any doubt at all, have all their desires completely fulfilled. They will attain jugal-seva, service of Radha and Krsna in the anugatya (guidance) of the Vraja gopis.

Source: https://www.purebhakti.com/teachers/bhakti-discourses/21-discourses-2002/1182-a-phoned-glorification-of-kartik-month

Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2019

Sri Sri Radha Damodar Temple will be open today whole day to celebrate the Krishna Janmashtami 2019.

Today's Program

7:00 Pm - Gaura and Yugal Aarotika

7:30 Pm - Anujaya School of Dance - P. Ramana

7:45 Pm - Radhika Dasi's Dance

8:00 Pm - Hari Katha and Chanting

9:00 Pm - Kirtan - Chanting and Bhajans

10:30 Pm - Sri Sri Radha Govinda + Bala Krishna Abhishekam

00:00 Am - Sri Krishna Janmashtami Midnight Arotika

00:45 Am - Mahaprasada - Ekadashi Preparation

The temple welcomes everyone to be a part of these celebrations.

SRI SRI RADHA DAMODAR TEMPLE

The main attraction of the Bhakti Centre is our beloved Sri Sri Radha Damodar who are located in the main temple at the heart of this cradle of devotion.

A dedicated hall available for hire by the general public and the devotees at the temple for Weddings, Events, Havans, Pujas, and even Corporate events.

Govinda Restaurant serves karma-free vegetarian cuisine. All dishes are made with quality sattvic ingredients, including love and devotion.

SRI SRI RADHA DAMODAR TEMPLE

The main attraction of the Bhakti Centre is our beloved Sri Sri Radha Damodar who are located in the main temple at the heart of this cradle of devotion.

CHAITANYA HALL

A dedicated hall available for hire by the general public and the devotees at the temple for Havans, Pujas, Weddings, Events and even corporate events.

GOVINDA RESTAURANT
Govinda Restaurant serves karma-free vegetarian cuisine. All dishes are made with quality sattvic ingredients, including love and devotion.
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Bhakti Centre - Who we are

We are a not for profit, charitable organisation that runs this public community centre to developed and preach Pure Bhakti philosophy in line of our Spiritual Master and Acharya – His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja.

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