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Puskara Festival 2016 Invitation

Puskara Festival 2016 Invitation


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Dear devotees of Lord Krsna,

We are glad to inform you that, by the will of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna, who appeared in the intricately carved Red Stone Temple by the name of Radha Govinda, Lord Sri Krsna is completing one Yuga. As is stated in the Padma Purana, one Yuga is said to be 12 years:

pratisthato dvadase varse
puskarotsavam acharet

“On the 12th year after the day of inauguration of the Deity, a Puskara festival for the Deity should be gorgeously observed, following all the rules and regulations of the scriptures.”

Therefore, following the scriptures for the pleasure of Their Lordships, we are performing the following functions:

March 11th – March 14th, 2016
Every day, anybody may come and dine sumptuously.

March 12th, 2016
Sri Gopal Mahayagna

March 13th, 2016
Mahabhishek – bathing of Lord Sri Krsna with 108 Kalashas filled with many ingredients, medicated water, and fruit juices.

March 14th, 2016
Rathayatra parade going around Vrindaban in the alleys, circumambulating 5,000 temples, in which thousands of devotees will chant and dance, complete with band music, for over 6 kilometers. Every night there will be a Rasalila drama and dramas depicting different devotees from the scriptures.

Everyone desires to obtain merits and blessings of the Supreme Lord. Therefore, thinking that you should all obtain benefit, we request you all to take advantage of the opportunity of this purifying festival by participating in it in any way possible. As per your capacity and abililty, you are invited to participate in it and make your human existence successful.


Service of sumptuous feast for everyone for 4 days
Service of grand fire sacrifice
Service of Maha Abhishek with 108 Kalashas
Service of Rathayatra
Service of flowers, band music
Service of Pandal tent and stage
Services to saints, Mahants, and Mahamandaleshwars
Service for Rasalila drama and episode drama of devotees from the scriptures
Anyone, or all of the above services at once, can be financed by any devotee to obtain imperishable merits.

The Bhagavad Gita (17.20) states:

datavyam iti yad danam
dese kale ca patre ca tad
danam sattvikam smrtam

“That charity which is given as a matter of duty, to a worthy person who is authorized to accept and who does nothing in return, for a holy place and at an auspicious moment, without expectation of reward, is called charity in goodness.”

Therefore, please take advantage of this auspicious occasion by financing it and become meritoriously lucky and obtain the blessings of the Supreme Lord and our scripturally authorized Spiritual Master (Gurudev).

NOTE: As there will be thousands of devotees coming from different parts of India and abroad to participate in this auspicious festival, we request you to inform us of your arrival three months ahead of time so your rooms can be booked.

Bhagavat Dharma Samaj
7418 Race Road
Hanover, MD 21076, USA
Telephone: +1 (443) 296-7785

Red Stone Temple
100 Feet Road
Raman Reti, Vrindavan U.P. India


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