Welcome to New Navadvipa Dhama

Since 1969, His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has been distributing the matchless gifts of Krishna Consciousness throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Wherever he traveled in the world, Srila Prabhupada devoted the early morning hours to translating and expounding India’s ancient Vedic literature. Between 1974 and 1976, His Divine Grace performed that sacred duty especially swiftly here in Hawaii, in his room upstairs.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

That is how these grounds became a tirtha, a holy place. As King Yudhisthira said to the Sage Vidura: “My lord, devotees like your good self are verily holy places personified. Because you carry the Personality of Godhead within your heart, you turn all places into places of pilgrimage.”iskcon

When you visit the temple room, gift shop, or Prabhupada’s room, now a library filled with his writings, pick up one of his books and taste his devotional ecstasies. They are spiritual windows, enriching our vision of the Lord’s Deity forms in the temple, beheld by His Divine Grace’s own image, “the master at whose feet all masters sit.”

If you feel Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual presence at his tirtha, it is not surprising. As the great vaishnava saint Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote: "He reasons ill who tells that vaishnavas die when thou art living still in sound. The vaishnavas die to live and living tries to spread the holy name around."

Govardhana Puja

Friday, October 20, 2017

Celebration of Krishna’s Pastime of Lifting Govardhana Hill

The festival of Govardhana Puja commemorates Lord Krishna’s lifted Govradhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavana.  The festival is celebrated by offering a hill of food to Lord Krishna and circumambulating the Hill.

Festival Schedule

 

5:30 PM

Tulasi Pooja

5:45 PM

Talk about Gavardhana Puja Celebration

6:30 PM

Aratrika Ceremony

7:15 PM

Children’s performance in Honor of Govardhana

7:30 PM

Distribution of Govardhana Hill and Maha Feast

 

Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance

 

 

 

Festival will be held on Monday, October 23rd.  The program will begin at 5.30 pm. With homages until 6:30 p.m. aratrika and then Prasad