Monthly Archives: August 2014
Radha Govind Dham New York Picnic & Satsang in Sands Point Preserve
Join Swami Nikhilanand Ji and fellow satsangees for a devotional day at Sands Point, New York on August 31st. An opportunity in a informal setting to get to know Swami Nikhilanand and ask questions; along with food, games and more!
Sun., August 31st
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sands Points Preserve
127 Middleneck Road
New York 11050
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Kirtan & Meditation
Stories, Q &A
12:30 – 1:30 pm Picnic Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Games for Kids & Adults
Please RSVP to info@RGDNY.org
or call (718)-470-0698
(This would help us plan the amount of food to bring for the picnic)
Directions to Park:
Long Island Expressway to
Exit 36 – Searington Road North
Go straight for 6 miles to entrance on right.
Searington Road becomes
Port Washington Blvd.
& then Middleneck Road
Parking fees apply. $10 per car.
Barsana, August 22nd 2014 (Aaj Ki Khabar): Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat yesterday distributed free stationary to local schools and the distribution took place at JKP Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana.
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat’s President, Sushree Vishakha Tripathi Ji distributed free stationary to approximately 5000 students and 200 teachers.
All of 5000 students from 27 schools received a packet containing 4 large notebook, 4 small notebooks, 4 pens, 4 pencils, eraser, sharpener, scale, steel container, biscuits and laddu.
And 200 teachers received a packet containing: clothes (male teachers – pants & shirt, female teachers – sari) along with umbrella and laddu.
With the blessings of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, this internationally renowned organization was established and is now being run under the esteemed guidance of President, Sushree Vishakha Tripathi Ji. Organization is also known doing great social work.
JKP also has Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya, the first fully charitable hospital in Mangarh village (Pratapgarh District, UP) and Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Barsana Village (Mathura District, UP) and providing free medical facilities in the rural regions.
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) has established Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education which is a charitable education institution for girls in Kunda, Pratapgarh providing free Education to all students.
Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay, an undergraduate and postgraduate institution, Kripalu Balika Intermediate College, a middle and high school and Kripalu Balika Primary School all these are working for the educational upliftment of the under privileged and deprived poor girls.
SHREE KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Say Happy Birthday to Lord Krishna at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin!
Date: Saturday August 16, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm – 12.00 midnight
Venue: JKP Radha Madhav Dham
400 Barsana Road,
Shree Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most important days of the year for devotees of the personal form of God. It is the day that supreme God appeared in the beautiful form of Krishna and began revealing his childhood leelas, which charmed the heart of even God Shiv. He walked this earth for 125 years before returning to His Divine abode. The word ‘janm’ literally means ‘to appear’. It is a Divine secret that, although Shree Krishna appeared and lived on this earth for 125 years, He was never born. He appeared in front of His mother Devaki in His full-grown form, in complete decorations and attire, but He was never present inside her in the form of a fetus, nor was He born from her womb. In other words, His appearance was a Divine ‘birth’.
The age old tradition in India has been to celebrate Shree Krishna’s birthday on the 8th night after the August full moon. This is the significance of the word ‘ashtmi’, which means ‘eighth’. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India, and especially in the place of Krishna’s childhood leelas, Braj, India.
5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Youth Program on Outdoor Stage
7:00 pm Chanting starts inside the Temple
7:15 pm Janmashtami Lecture
8:15 pm Leela, Dances
9:30 pm Arti, Jhulan, Abhishek
10:00 pm Chanting continues
12:00 midnight Aarti
Radha Madhav Dham, founded by Prakashanand Saraswati in 1990 under the name Barsana Dham(originally called International Society of Divine Love since 1975). It is a large temple and ashram complex for his guru Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj outside of Austin, Texas. Radha Madhav Dham is a place of pilgrimage reminiscent of similar locales in India. In April 2011, JKP Barsana Dham was renamed JKP Radha Madhav Dham Radha Madhav Dham is the main US center of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. The ashram is led by a board of managing members, headed by board president Mr. Raj Goel. and vice president Diwakari Devi.
Radha Madhav Dham is the oldest Hindu Temple in Texas and the largest in North America — it is one of the largest Hindu Temple complexes in the Western Hemisphere. In 2013, Radha Madhav Dham was listed in Newsmax’s 13 Fascinating Cathedrals and Houses of Worship in America.
Radha Madhav Dham is a nonprofit, religious, educational, and charitable organization that follows the path of raganuga bhakti. The temple is involved in numerous charitable educational projects including JKP Education, which won the Nelson Mandela Peace Award instituted by the Economic Growth Society of India in April 2014.