Radhastami, 29th of August 2017

Please join celebrating Srimate Radharani's appearance day, Tuesday 29th of August from 17:00 till 20:00, with kirtana, lecture and prasadam!
From a lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupāda on Rādhāṣṭamī:

rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite


lalitā-sakhī guṇa-ramita-viśākhe

karuṇāṁ kuru mayi karuṇā-bharite

rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite

This song was sung by Rūpa Gosvāmī. He is the real person, actual person, to understand Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. So he says, "All glories to Rādhārāṇī." Rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite. "She's so dear to Kṛṣṇa." Kṛṣṇa, everyone is trying to love Kṛṣṇa, but Kṛṣṇa is trying to love somebody. Now how great She is. Just try to understand. Everyone, the whole world, the whole universe, all living entities, they are trying to love Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa-prema. Lord Caitanya describes, prema-pumārtho mahān. And Rūpa Gosvāmī described that "You are distributing kṛṣṇa-prema." So kṛṣṇa-prema is so valuable, but Kṛṣṇa is after Rādhārāṇī. Just see how Rādhārāṇī is great. Just try to understand the greatness of Rādhārāṇī. Therefore She is so great, and we have to offer our respect. Rādhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite. How She is? Gokula-taruṇī-maṇḍala-mahite. Taruṇī, taruṇī means young girls. You'll see the pictures, they are all young girls. But of all the young girls, She is the most beautiful. She is enchanting to the young girls also. She is so beautiful. Gokula-taruṇī-maṇḍala-mahite. Dāmodara-rati-vardhana-veśe. And She always dresses Her so nicely that Dāmodara, Kṛṣṇa, becomes attracted by Her beauty. Hari-niṣkuta-vṛndā-vipineśe. And She is the only lovable object of Kṛṣṇa, and She is the queen of Vṛndāvana. This queen of Vṛndāvana... You'll find in Vṛndāvana, if you go to Vṛndāvana, everyone is worshiping Rādhārāṇī. Rāṇī means queen. They are always speaking, "Jaya Rādhe!" Rādhārāṇī. All the devotees in Vṛndāvana, they are worshiper of Rādhārāṇī. Hari-niṣkuta-vṛndā-vipineśe. Vṛṣabhānudadhi-nava-śaśi-lekhe. And She appeared as the daughter of King Vṛṣabhānu, and Her companion, Lalitā-sakhī and Viśākha-sakhī, and the devotees... So on behalf of the pure devotees of Kṛṣṇa, Rūpa Gosvāmī is praying, karuṇāṁ kuru mayi karuṇā-bharite. "Oh, my worshipable Rādhārāṇī, You are full of mercy. So I am begging of Your mercy because You are so merciful, very easily You offer, bestow Your mercy. So I am begging Your mercy." Karuṇāṁ kuru mayi karuṇā-bharite, sanaka-sanātana-varṇita-carite. Now somebody may say, "Oh, you are so great, learned scholar, you are so great saintly person, and you are begging mercy from an ordinary girl? How is that?" Therefore Rūpa Gosvāmī says, "Oh, this is not ordinary girl." Sanaka-sanātana-varṇita-carite. "This girl's description is possible to be made by great saintly persons like Sanaka-Sanātana. She is not ordinary." So the lesson is that we should not treat Rādhārāṇī as ordinary girl, or Kṛṣṇa as ordinary man. They are the Supreme Absolute Truth. But in the Absolute Truth, there is the pleasure potency, and that is exhibited in the dealings of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. And Rādhā's expansion all the gopīs, and Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Lord.

(Montreal, August 30, 1968)

Janmastami & Prabhupada Appearance Festival 2017


Sri Krishna's appearance day, Tuesday 15th

04.00 pm - Kirtan
05.00 pm - Abhishek (deity bathing)
06.30 pm - Lecture
07.30 pm - Kirtan
08.30 pm - Special performance
10.00 pm - Ecstatic kirtan
11.30 pm - Krishna katha (and bhoga offering)
Midnight - Artik (at Lord Krishna's birth time)
00.15 am - Prasadam feast


Srila Prabhupada's appearance day, Wednesday 16th

07.45 am - Gurupuja
08.00 am - Lecture
11.00 am - 14.00 pm: Harinam in Oslo, Egertorvet or in front of Stortinget
04.00 pm - Kirtan in the temple
05.00 pm - Reading of Vyasapuja offerings to Srila Prabhupada
05.30 pm - Bhoga offering to Srila Prabhupada
05.45 pm - Pushpanjali (flower offering)
06.00 pm - Prasadam feast
06.30 pm - Movie: “Hare Krishna: The Mantra, The Movement, and the Swami Who Started It All” (“Acharya”)

NRK - Program (1996)

NRK - På tro og Are (2015)

NRK - Hare Krishna i Oslo


Oslo: Åpent hus/søndagsfest 13-16
Bergen: Åpent hus/søndagsfest 15-18

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