• Festival,  Inside VCM

    Kailash Kher enthrals audience with sublime Spiritual Musical Concert

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted its first ever Sri Krishna Janmashtami event at New Delhi on Sunday, 2 September 2018 in a scintillating festival at ‘Smarana’, Rajokri, New Delhi. A powerful spiritual performance by Kailash Kher had the audience enthralled in the evening. “I am extremely fortunate to receive the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra to be able to offer them my seva on this auspicious day”, he said. At the beautifully decorated venue, Deities of Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra dressed gorgeously and adorned with glittering ornaments and fresh flower garlands graced the devotees with Their darshan. Standing in their Altar profusely decorated with flowers, the Deities filled the devotees with…

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    Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, Gurugram

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir performed Bhumi Puja of Sri Radha Raman Mandir, its first satellite centre in Gurugram, Haryana on Sunday 29th April 2018. The magnificent temple has been designed using fusion architecture by combining the elements of both traditional Indian and modern architecture. When completed, the temple will stand 108 feet tall and dot the skyline of Gurugram. The complex will also include an Annadan Hall, Vedic Samskar Hall and a center for spiritual learning. The auspicious Bhumi Puja ceremony included Sabha prarthana, Svastivachana, sankalpa, Vasudeva punyavachana, Rakshabandhana, VasthuPurusha Puja, Lakshmi BhuVaraha puja, havan etc. The atmosphere vibrated with vedic chants and sankirtan. The Chief guest, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana, Prof…

  • Sri Rama Navami 2018 Celebrations at Noida
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    Rama Navami Celebration by Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir at other places

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted Rama Navami celebrations in many other places simultaneously on 25th March 2018. At Noida, Sector 50 (VCM Center) around 100 people participated and the program highlights were : Ram Tarak Yagna, Sankirtan, Video Show, Pravacan and feast prasadam for all visitors. At Gaur City around 150 people participated and the program highlights were : Arati, Sankirtan, Pushpa Archana, Pravachan and Feast Prasadam for all visitors.

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    Holi Milan Festival celebrated at Noida

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted ‘Holi Milan Festival’ on 25th February at Sector 50, Community center, Noida. The entire venue was decorated with colourful flowers and surcharged with devotees’ sankirtan. Temple Vice President Sri Shuklambhar Dasa elucidated the importance of conducting such festivals and how Lord enjoys playing  holi with His devotees. Srila Prabhupada’s books were distributed. More than 450 people participated and enjoyed the unique way of throwing flowers at the altar and playing flower holi with the divine couple: Lord Krishna and Srimathi Radha.

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    Nityananda Jayanti 2018

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted Nityananda Trayodashi celebrations at New Delhi on 29 January 2018. The event was graciously hosted by Sri Pavan & Srimati Sadhana Sachdeva at their Farm House at Rajokri, New Delhi. The Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai from Vrindavan and Gurugram arrived at the venue in the evening. Around 6 PM, the Deities were carried to their Altar set up in the lawns of the sprawling compound. Cultural Programme After the arrival of the Deiteis, a cultural programme was conducted. Children from Gurugram schools presented two performances. At first a group of eight children sang the bhajan “Nitai Pada Kamala” by Narottama Dasa Thakura to the…

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    Celebration of the Disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami

    Nagar Sankirtan in Vrindavan on the auspicious occasion of the Disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami Disappearance day of a great Vaishnava personality marks his entrance into the eternal, divine pastimes of Sri Radha Krishna. Hence, although devotees feel the loss of his association, they celebrate his transcendental achievement. Srila Jiva Goswami is one such great Vaishanava personality whose brilliant spiritual contributions will forever enlighten the path of especially those fortunate souls who have taken shelter of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Srila Jiva Goswami’s Disappearance day was celebrated with great pomp at Sri Sri Radha Damodar Mandir, in Vrindavan from 20th to 22nd December 2017. SRI SRI RADHA DAMODARA Sri Sri Radha…

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    Gopashtami

    One of the festivals that fall in the auspicious month of Kartika is Gopashtami. It is on this day that Maharaja Nanda put Krishna and Balarama in charge of cows, bulls, and oxen. Prior to this thinking Them too small, Nanda Maharaja had asked Them to tend the calves. Now, when they had come to the age of Pauganda (6 -10 years), Nanda Maharaja thought it proper to hand over the responsibility of herding cows to Them. It is stated in the Kārttika-māhātmya section of the Padma Purāṇa: śuklāṣṭamī kārttike tu smṛtā gopāṣṭamī budhaiḥ tad-dinād vāsudevo ’bhūd gopaḥ pūrvaṁ tu vatsapaḥ “The eighth lunar day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kārttika…

  • Festival,  Philosophy

    Perfection of Human life – Instructions from Prahlada Maharaja

    Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7 Chapter 6 describes Prahlāda Mahārāja’s instructions to his class friends. In speaking to his friends, who were all sons of demons, Prahlāda Mahārāja stressed that every living entity, especially in human society, must be interested in spiritual realization from the very beginning of life. When human beings are children, they should be taught that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the worshipable Deity for everyone. One should not be very much interested in material enjoyment; instead, one should be satisfied with whatever material profits are easily obtainable, and because the duration of one’s life is very short, one should utilize every moment for spiritual advancement. Correcting…

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    Some Points on the True Meaning of Life

    Discussions from Srimad Bhagavatam 7.6.1-7.6.5 An Early Start In Srimad Bhagavatam, seventh canto, chapter six, Prahlada Maharaja instructs his class friends, who were all sons of demons, that every living entity, especially human society, must be interested in spiritual realization from the very beginning of life. He stressed that children should be taught that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the worshipable Deity for everyone. Prahlada Maharaja said that although the human form is temporary, it is rarely achieved. So if one is intelligent, one should endeavor to utilize his/her human life by performing devotional service and giving up all other engagements. Even a small amount of devotional service in…

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    Prahlada Maharaja’s Teachings on Devotion

    Wisdom does not depend on age, but on knowledge received from a superior source. This is illustrated by the example of the great boy devotee, Prahlada Maharaja. Prahlada, at the tender age of five years, was able to instruct his schoolmates in the transcendental subject of self-realization. He received this knowledge in the womb of his mother through his spiritual master, Narada Muni. These universal instructions teach us sense-control, peace of mind and ultimately reaching the highest goal of life – pure love of God. Some of the salient aspects of Prahlada Maharaja’s teachings are highlighted below. The Ultimate Perfection of Human Life In speaking to his friends, who were…