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Newsletter 11/10/2003

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We have now begun the Damodar lila celebrations at the temple, and this will go on for the next month.

We will all offer lamps to the Lord in His form as Sri Damodar and sing the beautiful Damodarastakam prayers.

Every morning at 7.20 am and each Saturday evening the ceremony will be held and all are welcome to come to the temple and participate.

GITA JAYANTI - December 4, 2003

This special day is the very day that the Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna 5,000 years ago at Kurukshetra. We will be celebrating the speaking of the Gita by distributing as many copies of this holiest of books as possible.

You can join in this festival by sponsoring copies of the Bhagavad Gita, and you can either distribute them to your workmates or family on this day, or the devotees can distribute the books on your behalf. Stay tuned for details.

DIPAVALI - Festival of Lights - Saturday 25 October

When Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, His devotees put lamps all over the city to welcome Him. To celebrate the devotees still enact this pastime as an oferring of devotion to Lord Sri Ramacandra.

5:30PM Bhajans
6:00PM Class
6:45PM Dance by Nithi and Smriti (inside the temple)
7:00PM Lamp offering and Arati
7:30PM Bhajans (solo) by Rajyashree -outside in the tent
7:40PM Children's Drama - in the tent
8:00PM Feast
8:30PM Sparklers for Children

GOVARDHANA PUJA - Sunday 26 October at New Govardhana Farm

This year we are fortunate that Govardhana Puja falls on a Sunday so we will all be heading down to New Govardhana farm for the celebrations.

Join us for what will definitely be a great day with Giriraj Maharaja and all the farm devotees.


The 29th of October 2003 marks the day when His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada left this world 26 years ago. The program begins at 6 pm with the pushpanjali and Guru PUja at 7.30pm, the time of Srila Prabhupada's passing.


If you would like to do some seva on Saturdays please contact:

Rama Priya Prabhu on rampriyadas@ozemail.com.au

or Raja Vidya Prabhu on rajeshjaveri@hotmail.com

The next ekadasi is Wednesday, 22 Oct

Please note the temple e-mail address is now:


Hare Krishna.

your servant,

Deva Gaura Hari das