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Krishna Janmashtami 2014 will take place at Radha Madhav Dham Austin on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 from 5pm - midnight

A Krishna Janmashtami 2014 Kids Costume Contest is just one small part of an exciting lineup of devotional programs throughout the evening at Radha Madhav Dham Austin, founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. There is something for everyone at one of America's biggest devotional events, which is a year shy of one quarter century in the running. 

A highlight is the abhishek and jhulan (swinging) ceremony of baby Krishna where everyone will get a chance to push baby Krishna on a beautiful, and lavishly decorated swing during his birthday celebration 2014. There will also be ecstatic chanting of Krishna Janmashtami kirtans and bhajans, written by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, during the Krishna Janmashtami 2014 kirtan program inside the beautiful Radha Madhav Dham temple. Another highlight for many is a special arti to baby Krishna at midnight. 

An out-of-this world sumptuous vegetarian feast will be served by satsangees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, to all during the program. The full lineup of events according to Radha Madhav Dham website and the official Krishna Janmashtami 2014 RSVP page is as follows:

Outdoors program for Krishna Janmashtami 2014 at Radha Madhav Dham Austin

  1. 5:00pm - Mahaprasad served in the Dining hall
  2. 5:30pm - Kids Activity and Food Booths Open
  3. 7:00pm - Special Kids Program on Outdoor Stage
    Kids will meet Saints & Gods from Krishna Avatar to hear stories of Krishna)
  4. 7:30pm - Kids Costume Contest begins - see below for more information
    Prizes for all participating kids and special prizes for the contest winners)
  5. 8:15pm - Kids Outdoor Program concludes
Indoors Program for Krishna Janmashtami 2014

  1. 6:00pm: Chanting inside temple begins
  2. 7:15pm: Special discourse on Krishna Janmashtmi 2014
  3. 7:45pm: Abhishek & Swinging of baby Lord Krishna
  4. 8:15pm: Bal Krishna themed dances & leela performances
  5. 9:30pm: Chanting inside prayer hall continues
  6. 12:00am: Sing Arti to Baby Krishna at Midnight
Radha Madhav Dham Krishna Janmashtami is especially well-liked for bringing out the original devotional mood of the occasion, similar to Braj-style Janmashtami celebrations; and also being fun for everyone, while giving everyone the chance to also learn the philosophy and real meaning of Krishna Janmashtami 2014 from Sushree Gopeshwari Devi, a respected and erudite preacher who has studied the Hindu scriptures at it's deepest levels.

Everyone who is planning to attend Krishna Janmashtami 2014 in Austin is request to JOIN the official Krishna Janmashtami 2014 RSVP page on facebook and invite others, and not to forget to bring your kids is costume! 

The most important part of Krishna Janmashtami 2014, according to one Radha Madhav Dham spokesperson, is to make it your own, and create your own memories with Krishna that will last a lifetime.

On Sunday August 17th, there will be a grand celebration of Nand Mahostav.

In New York, Swami Nikhilanand Ji will be present during Krishna Janmashtami New York Block Party on August 17th. Krishna's Birthday 2014 in New York will take place at Radha Govind Dham New York. There is also a facebook RSVP page which everyone is requested to Join.


Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj devotees celebrate Janmashtami 2014 New York, at Radha Govind Dham


Vrindavan Times News reports: Queens New York to get first ever Krishna Janmashtami 2014 Block Party 

Vrindavan Times News: Block parties have been popular phenomenon for large events in New York city, but for the first time on August 17th 2014, the entire Hillside Avenue Block in Glen Oaks will be reserved for one of the largest Krishna Janmashatami 2014 celebrations led by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj.

The massive event of Krishna's Birthday in New York is being organized by New York Hindu Temple, Radha Govind Dham.

Some of the attractions include Live 2014 Bhajans, Food, Dandiya Dances 2014, Best-Dressed Krishna Contest, Krishna Janmashtami 2014 Pravachan by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj.

Outdoor Krishna Janmashtami 2014 programs led by Swami Nikhilanand, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

  • A massive kirtan 2014 party led by acclaimed singer Anuradha Khanna
  • Kirtan and Krishna Janmashtami 2014 speech by Swami Nikhilanand
  • Dances and performances
  • Best-dressed Krishna contest
  • Raas Garba (Dandiya) party
Indoor program (Inside Radha Govind Dham New York, Hillside Avenue) led by Swami Nikhilanand, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj

  • Arti
  • Dinner prasad
  • Kirtan up till midnight

Best-dressed Krishna Contest 2014 at Radha Govind Dham, Glen Oaks, New York

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj devotees celebrate Janmashtami 2014 New York, at Radha Govind Dham


One of the unique features of the New York Krishna Janmashtami 2014 celebrations which is proving most popular, is the best-dressed Krishna contest where the public is invited to dress as Shree Krishna and receive an award for being the best! To enter Best-Dressed Krishna Contest: Call Santosh Gera at (718) 807-1101


Meaning and Story of Krishna Janmashtami 2014 (Birthday of Krishna)

Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj devotees celebrate Janmashtami 2014 New York, at Radha Govind Dham

A Divine breeze permeated the entire brahmand with the descension of supreme God Krishna. His mother Deoki saw Him in His absolute Divine glory, lovingly smiling and standing in front of her in His full youthful form. In the meantime celestial gods and goddesses along with Brahma and Shiv came, sang homage to Krishna and returned to their abodes. Krishna then became like a day-old baby.

Deoki and Vasudeo were imprisoned by the demon Kans, the King of Mathura, because a celestial warning had informed him that the eighth son of Deoki would be his destroyer. But when Krishna appeared, a tiny touch of His Divine power shattered the defense system of the jail: locks broke, watchmen went into deep sleep, gates opened and all the restrictions were eliminated. The flooding Yamuna river gave way to Vasudeo so that he could safely transport baby Krishna to his relative Nand Baba's house which was in Gokul and on the other side of river Yamuna. Thus, Krishna first descended in Mathura and on the same night He came to Gokul. He appeared on the eighth waning moon night of bhadon (August) in Rohini Nakchatra (asterism) in 3228 BC.

The next day, at the house of Nand Baba and Yashoda all the Brajwasis came together to join the most joyous celebration of Krishna's birthday. God Shiv also came rushing to Gokul to see the innocent loving smile of baby Krishna, and, in this way, from the very first morning of His descension on the earth planet, His playful Divine loving leelas started. From that day on, every day in Braj was a joyous celebration and every moment in Braj was an experience of Krishna's ever-new and ever-increasing love that encharmed the heart of every Brajwasi.

A similar experience is expected to be evoked at Radha Govind Dham New York Janmashtami 2014 Block Party in Hillside Avenue, Glen Oaks.

More info is available via the RGDNY website and the official Janmashtami 2014 event page.


Radha Krishna devotion lectures by Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj disciple

Inspiring discourses explaining the most important teachings of the Hindu scriptures by Swami Nikilanand Ji, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj.

Beautiful Radha Krishna Bhajans revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj led by Swami Nikhilanand of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Radha Madhav Dham.

Dates:

August 3rd - 16th Sundays

Times:

5:00 - 7:00pm & Mon. - Sat. 7:00-8:30pm 

Dinner Prasad Served Daily

This enlightening series of lectures by Swami Nikhilanand Ji will take place at the New York Hindu Temple, Radha Govind Dham New York.

Radha Govind Dham New York 
260-01 HILLSIDE AVE,
GLEN OAKS
NEW YORK 11004

Join the official event page: www.facebook.com/events/825926450765622

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple 


The Family Gita Class led by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, was a huge success in Pasadena. 

Here are some more upcoming events with Swamiji:


Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, leads Family Gita Class at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Each day of the Family Gita Class with Swami Nikhilanand Ji at Pasaden Hindu Temple, children and their parents received the wealth of true Hinduism through the Gita. Namsankirtan began every evening at 7:00pm. Then Swami Nikhilanand delivered fun, interactive talks on the Gita where kids and parents had the opportunity to ask questions. Following the lesson, devotional Jeopardy was played every day; kids vs. parents! Finally, arti was performed at the end of every evening. 

Before the devotional Jeopardy game on the last day, each kid received a beautiful picture of Radha Krishna from Swamiji, to help with their devotional remembrance. Overall, children and adults discovered their heritage, gained understanding of practical concepts for daily living, and had lots of fun! Dinner Prasad was served daily around 6:30

Here are some quotes from the children: 

An older kid: "The cool thing is, he presents his messages and lessons in a way which the younger generation especially can connect to...and it's very easy to understand and we can relate to them ourselves. So, coming here, it's eye-opening to all of us and it's a great way to be connected to our culture in this busy American society." 

A younger kid: "We got to learn new things by also interacting with Swamijji, asking him questions, and I had fun that way! Usually kids in America don't get an opportunity to learn about things like the Gita, and I'm very glad that we got to have the opportunity. I would also recommend this class to your friend, because, they would learn a lot about their religion. ...You couldn't actually Goggle it out, that much information."


Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple

Bhagavad Gita class led by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj at Pasadena Hindu Temple



Preacher of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj gives Bhagvad Gita Class in Fremont, California


Radha Madhav Dham's popular Gita Class, which was recently led by Swami Nikhilanand Ji, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, in Fremont California, has been featured in India West.

The Fremont Hindu Temple hosted a Family Gita Class during the first week of summer holidays that was attended by over 200 parents and children throughout the 7-day course. The unique kid-friendly class was taught by Swami Nikhilanand, a travelling sanyasi teacher and disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who is based at Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, TX.

Instead of a traditional lecture format, the lessons of the Bhagwad Gita were taught by Swami Nikhilanand, pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, in an interactive style that encouraged questions from both kids and adults, and allowed them to take notes on the main points. Kids and teenagers opened up and freely asked the questions which had been burning inside them, but had never had the chance to ask. Questions like, "How do I know God really exists?" and "Why did God put us here?" were asked and answered. Kids and parents also enjoyed the game of Jeopardy that concluded each day's class and gave them a chance to test their knowledge on the Gita.

It was obvious to all in attendance that through understanding the philosophy of the Bhagwad Gita, kids developed pride in Hinduism, and parents commented that the discussions didn't end when the family left the mandir - conversations with their kids at home the whole week revolved around various topics that had been covered in the class. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the next Family Gita Class.


Bhagwatam Hindu Kids class with Swami Nikhilanand, pracharak of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Summer Break Program with Swami Nikhilanand Ji of JKP Radha Madhav Dham

Albany Hindu Temple New York proudly presents: "Hindu Philosophy taught through stories from the Bhagwatam" by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

July 13 - 19, 2014

Topics include:
 
- How the Universe was created 
- Difference between worshiping and loving God 
- Secret of Krishna's appearance 
- Stories of Krishna Avatars 
- Story of Prahlad, the child saint 
- Easy techniques of meditation for young minds

Dinner prasad will be served daily after the program 

Location & Time: 

450 Albany Shaker Road, 
Loudonville, 
New York 12110 
Phone: 518-459-7272 

July 13 - 19, 2014 
Sun, Jul 13th, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Temple 
Mon, July 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Cultural Center 
Tues, July 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Cultural Center 
Wed, Thurs - July 16th & 17th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Temple 
Fri, July 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Cultural Center 
Sat, July 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Temple 

- There is no cost to attend 
- Class format will appeal to both Adults & Kids over 6 years 
- Classes will conclude with a Game of Jeopardy to review the day's materials 
- Prizes for kids with perfect attendance 

Questions/assistance: 

Prashant Kaushik: Cell (701) 202-7217 

Swami Nikhilanand is a disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and sanyasi pracharak of his mission, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. He resides at the largest Hindu ashram in the U.S., Radha Madhav Dham 

Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj kids at Radha Madhav Dham


Radha Madhav Dham launched "Kripalu Kids" last month

We had 27 youth attend. We opened up the conversation by asking the youth about their experiences coming to Radha Madhav Dham and what they knew about Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj. Many of the youth expressed that they love coming to Radha Madhav Dham and have been coming for many years and all are attending the Shiksha School of Indian Arts and Culture. We asked the youth to describe what 'bhakti' means to them also. 

Divine compositions of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj

Sunday afternoons after lunch the youth eet in the prayer hall and have a 'devotional jam session' and get an opportunity to express their love for God and Guru by singing and playing on instruments to the Divine compositions of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj.

For those who like to express themselves artistically or poetically, they will be given a chance to write and draw and express their love in those ways as well. They all agreed they would like to have dance, bhajan, art and writing competitions in the near future.

In addition, one of the college students attending came forward and asked to facilitate the 'Kripalu Kids meetings. She will be using "Always Remember" quotes from Prem Ras Madira and helping the youth apply Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj's timeless teachings to their daily lives.

We ended the meeting with a very fun game of hitting the pinata and gathering up lots of candy and prizes.

Pictures are available at Radha Madhav Dham facebook.
Jai Shree Radhey!
Brajrani
Sujata
Gopal Das

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Queens, New York - (Radha Govind Dham New York facebook): It's exactly 1 week until world renowned preacher, Swami Maheshwaranand, begins his 8-day Ram Katha at Radha Govind Dham New York, the beautiful Hindu Temple in New York.

RSVP by visiting this link and choosing "Going": ww.facebook.com/events/293986117430163/

Radha Govind Society and Radha Govind Dham New York present

Ram Katha
Conducted by
Swami Maheshvaranand

Sunday June 15th - Sunday June 22nd
Timings: Sundays 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday - Saturday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue: Radha Govind Dham New York
260-01 Hillside Avenue,
New York 11004
www.RGDNY.org

Email info@RGDNY.org

For info: Chaitram Maharaj (347) - 952 - 0818

Listen with an open heart to the stories and leelas of Lord Ram, Shree Sitaji, and Lakshman in the Ramayan. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn again the deep lessons of life held within its wisdom which you can take home to incorporate in your life and make everyday more purposeful.

Swami Maheshvaranand ji to deliver lecture series at the New York Hindu Temple, Radha Govind Dham New York

Swami Maheshvaranand ji studied the deepest aspects of the Sanskrit scriptures, Vedas, Upnishads, Gita, Bhagwat Mahapuran, Mahabharat, Ramayan etc. under the guidence of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Since receiving the renounced order of sanyas in India, he has lectured and guided workshops throughout the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His speech touches the heart and his chanting enters deep into the heart of the listeners, inspiring them with divine love.

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