April 2013 Archives

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj's devotees studying Hinduism for kids in Pasadena, California
Basics of Hinduism for adults & kids in Pasadena, by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's pracharak Swami Nikhilanand. California, June 2013

Date & Time:
June 17 - 23, 2013.
Mon., June 17, to Sat., June 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Sun., June 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Garg Residence
801 Madre Street.,
Pasadena, CA 91107.
Phone: (626) 319-2064 to RSVP

Free Program
  • Class format will appeal to both adults and kids
  • Dinner served daily after arti
  • Class will conclude daily with a fun game of Jeopardy to review the day's material
  • Prizes will be awarded to kids with perfect attendance
Gain a foundation in the fundamentals of Hindu philosophy

June 17th: Why have faith in Hinduism?
June 18th: Origin of the Hindu scriptures.
June 19th: One God, or many Gods?
June 20th: Where did the universe come from? The process of creation.
June 21st: The souls and reincarnation.
June 22nd: The law of karm.
June 23rd: The meaning of life. The ways of meditation.

Swami Nikhilanand studied the philosophy of Hinduism in a systematic way from Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. He is a sanyasi teacher who lives at the largest Hindu temple in North America, Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas. He speaks in Hindu Temples and homes around the U.S., clarifying the true knowledge of Hinduism.

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Kripalu Maharaj's disciple Swami Nikhilanand speaks in Flushing, New York

Swami Nikhilanand, a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj and preacher of JKP Radha Madhav Dham, will present an enlightening kirtan and lecture series called  "Great Saints of India" at Hindu Center of Flushing, April 28th - May 5th 2013.

Dates: Sun. April 28th - Sun, May 5th
Times: Both Sundays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Monday - Saturday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Hindu Center of Flushing
45-52 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, New York 11355
Phone: 718-358-6726

In this series, Shree Swami Nikhilanand Ji explains the philosophy of God realization and becoming a Saint  according to the teachings of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. He shares the life history of a few important Saints from the history of India and explains what we can learn from them to help us find God in this life. Some important Saints we'll learn about are: Bhak Dhruv, Bhakt Prahlad, Bhakt Sudama as well as the philosophy of how a Saint actually helps the souls. Swamiji has previously given this series at Radha Madhav Dham and at Hindu centers and temples around the country. Search 'Swami Nikhilanand Saints of India' on youtube to watch! Sample below:

Live Streaming URL: www.RadhaMadhavDham.org/video/live (Please share link)

Siddheshvari Devi of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat giving meaning of Ram Navmi 2013
Ram Navmi 2013 will be celebrated at Radha Madhav Dham with a week long Ramayan Katha by Sushree Siddheshvari Devi followed by a grand festival on Sunday April 21 2013. The Ram Navmi 2013 festival will be streamed live online!

Shree Ram bhaktas from throughout Texas are counting down the days to Ram Navmi 2013 which will be celebrated with traditional fervor and devotion at Radha Madhav Dham, the main ashram and temple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in America.

Ram Navmi (the birth of Lord Ram) took place in Tretayug, over 18 million years ago, but Shree Ram always remains with His loving devotees as He is eternally omnipresent. All throughout India, we can still see the reminders of Shree Ram's life. There is Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh where he appeared, Chitracut, also in Uttar Pradesh, where He stayed in the early days of His exile, Panchavati in Maharashtra from where Sita was abducted, Hampi where Ram met Hanuman, Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu from where he built a bridge to Lanka, and Rishikesh where he performed penance to atone for killing Ravan who although a demon, was also a Brahman by birth. The days of Ram's birth, of his victory over Ravan and of his return to Ayodha are known as Ram Navmi, Dusshera and Diwali festivals.

Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the preceptor of Radha Madhav Dham, has established a very special little Ram Mandir in Shree Shringverpur, located 25 km south-east of Mangarh on the banks of the Ganges River. It is situated on the exact spot where Nishadraj helped Ram, Sita, and Lakchman cross the Ganges during their exile in the forest. In Vrindavan, the Sita Ram darshan at Prem Mandir takes your breath away, so it is also one of the holiest sites for devotees of Sita Ram.

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj offering respects to Shree Ram on Ram Navmi 2013
Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj offering his respects to Sita Ram at Prem Mandir
Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj's Ram Temple at Shringverpur
Devotees standing in front of the Ram Mandir established by Shree Maharajji in Shringverpur Dham
Shringverpur Dham Ram Mandir of Shree Maharajji
Darshan of Sita Ram and Lakshman at a small Ram Mandir in Shringverpur, founded by Shree Maharajji

Radha Madhav Dham in America is one of the best places to feel part of the Shree Ram tradition. The three main Shree Ram celebrations are celebrated in such beautiful and devotional ways that can hardly be matched. This year Radha Madhav Dham will celebrate Ram Navmi with week long Ramayan Katha led by Sushree Siddheshvari Devi Ji, culminating with the Ram Navmi celebration on Sunday, April 21 from 11 am - 1 pm. 

In the weeks preceeding Ram Navmi, the devotees are busy preparing for the Ram Navmi celebration. They create wondrous backdrops and props to be placed in the temple and shrine. The event coordinators are in full swing, choreographing the reenactment of the leelas, with the actor kids and adults rehearsing and the costume crew making sure everything is perfect. Radha Madhav Dham's team of talented techies have been hard at work over the past few weeks to give us something extra to inspire our devotion this year: Live streaming of the whole Ram Navmi celebration!

Kids performance of Ram Navmi leela performance at Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj Ji's ashram at Radha Madhav Dham
Scene from a Ram Navmi leela jhanki at Radha Madhav Dham accompanied by lively singing of chaupai from the Ramayan.  Ram Navmi 2013 leela will be the best one yet!

Beautiful leela jhankis accompanied by singing of the chaupai from the Ramayan, abhishek ceremony of Shree Ram's lotus feet, jhula celebration of baby Ram, continuous singing of the best Sita Ram kirtans revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Maharaj, along with frequent outpourings of Ramchandra Ki Jai! reverberating throughout the entire temple and surroundings of Radha Madhav Dham... This is the traditional Ram Navmi vision at Radha Madhav Dham. Afterwards, everyone partakes of a delicious celebratory prasad lunch prepared and served by the Austin community.

Devotee of Shree Maharajji swinging baby Ram at Radha Madhav Dham on Ram Navmi 2013
Precious, personal moment swinging the cradle of baby Ram on Ram Navmi 2013

We would be doing a great favor to all interested friends and family to share the link as well as the timings. The devotees are always conscientious of making us feel part of these events, through new and innovative technologies. There is a lovely feeling of connectedness, knowing that you are part of the event, watching live and joining in, as other devotees do the same, feeling the same feelings as the crowds that are actually present on the day. The date and international timings and URL of the Live Stream are as follows:

Live Stream URL: www.RadhaMadhavDham.org/video/live

Date: Sunday, April 21
International Timings:
  • Pacific Standard Time 9:15am -10:45am
  • Central Standard Time (Austin) 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • Eastern Standard Time 12:15pm -1:45pm
  • UK/Ireland 4:15pm - 5:45pm
  • Paris/Rome/Warsaw 6:15pm - 7:45pm
  • India 9:45 - 11:15pm
  • Kathmandu 10:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Singapore/Beijing 12:15am - 1:45am ***Monday April 22

Gita teachings of Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj at Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj sanyasi pracharak, Swami Nikhilanand, to deliver FREE week-long series of Bhagwad Gita classes for parents and kids at Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut  

RSVP via Swami Nikhilanand's official facebook page: Click here

Free Spring Break Program with Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and teacher at JKP Radha Madhav Dham

Sun, April 14th 4:00-6:00pm
Mon- Fri, April 15-19 7:00-8:30pm
Sat, April 20 7:00-9:00pm

Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut
96 Chapel St.,
Connecticut 06614
Phone: (203) 375-9898

Day 1: Four ways to surrender to God.
Day 2: What happens at the moment of death.
Day 3: Is the soul the same as God.
Day 4: The general & special Grace of God.
Day 5: The origin of the universe & the omnipotence of God.
Day 6: Arjun's Divine Vision.
Day 7: Devotion to personal of formless God.

Dinner will be served daily after prayer.

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