Padayatra Week (June 2-8)
is a walking kirtan festival. Groups chanting Krsna's names will honor Srila Prabhupada by visiting all the neighborhoods around their local cities and temples. Temples will organize this event to be held for the entire week just prior to World Holy Name Day. Everyone is welcome to join the party for an hour, a day or the whole week.
World Holy Name Day (June 9)
is one of the Centennial special events. Srila Prabhupada is the acharya who brought the Holy Name of Krsna to the Western World. Everyone can take the opportunity to celebrate the Centennial by chanting the Holy Name together. Temples are planning large Hari Nama parties, 24 hour kirtans, and inter-faith events according to their capacity.
For further information send mail to:Bhakti-Tirtha Swami
Maha Vyasa Puja Day (September 6)
The anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance. Celebrations in every temple will include the most unique opportunity for everyone to participate in bathing the murti of Srila Prabhupada with waters of 1008 holy rivers and lakes from all parts of India. Special celebrations in Calcutta.
For further information see:(Kalash Bathing)
World Feast Day (November 23)
is an incredibly special event. Just picture hundreds of thousands of people receiving prasadam(food sanctified by the mercy of Krsna) around the world in honor of Srila Prabhupada. Temples will be delivering prasadam to dignitaries, Food for Life programs for the needy and homeless, and people everywhere. Massive prasadam distribution programs to be held in cities like Durban(South Africa) and Calcutta. It is easy to join in without leaving your home town. Just invite friends over for a big feast of prasadam or take some cookies to your neighbors. Remember everyone should have the opportunity to taste prasadam at least once in their lifetime! Distributing of prasadam
For further information send mail to:Food For Life Coordinator
Book Distribution Marathon (December)
Distribution of Vedic literature written by Prabhupada.
For further information on
Vedic literature by Prabhupada. Go to Home Page of North American BBT
For European or other inquiries - Go to Home Page of North European BBT
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In North America from coast to coast, ISKCON temples are
planning big festivals for 1996. Don't miss these important events!
The New York City Pilgrimage is a world class event. Starting with a huge Rathayatra, 26 2nd Devotee Reunion, BBT painting exhibition, and a public photo exhibit; no one will want to miss this one!
The New Orleans Mardi Gras will be celebrated with a bigger than ever Rathayatra. Atlanta begins the summer with the Pani Hati Festival which will feature a downtown Rathayatra.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and San Diego are scheduling HUGE Rathayatra's. Bigger and better than ever!
Canada has a full schedule too! Calgary temple will be holding a week long celebration at the Calgary Stampede Festival, an event visited by millions of Canadians. Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will host spectacular events.
For more details see 1996 Centennial Events in India
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