Gaura Purnima celebrates the appearance of Chitanya Mahaprabhu. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is supreme Persons, Krishna Himself, appearing as his own devotee, to teach us that we can gain full enlightenment simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare |
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare ||
Those who witnessed Mahaprabhu’s pastimes saw him dance and chant with ecstatic love for god, the like of which had never been seen before. He encouraged everyone to follow this same process. He taught that anyone regardless of background or spiritual qualification could develop their innate of God and experience great spiritual pleasure by chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra.
The present day ISKCON continues the work begun by Lord Chaitanya, Who predicated that the chanting of the holy names of Krishna would spread all over the world.
Gaura Purnima means “Golden full moon,” Signifying that
- Lord Chaitanya was born during a full moon and
- Lord blesses everyone with the soothings, moonlike rays of his sublime teachings.
His followers generally observe this festival by fasting and chanting the holy names all day. At moon rise, a vegetarian feast is offered ti the Lord and then enjoy by all.
Temple Program will begin 6:00 PM on wards.