Sunday Love Feast was started in the year 2004 when the first building of Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Complex was completed - the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center. Fondly known as BCC, this site has held the glorious Sunday Love Feast for 11 years till the opening of the new and grand Sri Sri Radha Krishna Kanhaiya Temple of Devotion and Understanding.
The Temple of Devotion and Understanding would like to extend a warm and hearty welcome to you, your family and friends in joining us at the “Hare Krishna Temple” with your family and friends and enjoy the atmosphere in the association of people interested in genuine spirituality and a meaningful life. Chant and dance with us, hear what Lord Krishna speaks in Bhagavad-Gita, ask questions about the philosophy and the devotional lifestyle, and taste the delicious vegetarian feast (prasadam).
Program Schedule listed as below :
Do you know?
The “Sunday Love Feast” was started by The Founder Acarya , Srila Prabhupada of the Hare Krishna Movement in 1966. He would personally invite guests, cook the entire feast and serve all a variety of tasty Indian-vegetarian preparations. During this feast, Srila Prabhupada would sing the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra with the guests, play musical instruments, dance and give a discourse on Bhagavad Gita.
In commemoration of this, all Hare Krishna Temples around the world celebrate similar “Sunday Love Feast”. It has evolved as an integrated celebration of Lord Krishna's pastimes: chanting, hearing spiritual knowledge, dancing, eating and generally sharing the bliss of God’s presence. Anyone can come regardless of beliefs as we welcome all into an experience of Love.
KIRTAN & ARATI
The most important activity of bhakti-yoga (Krsna Consciouness) in the modern age is Kirtana, or chanting the holy names of God. Kirtana is group activity, where people gather together for ecstatic congregational dancing and chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra accompanied by Indian rhythmic instruments. During kirtana, devotees chant and dance in glorification of the Lord. Arati is a traditional ceremony in which various articles are offered to the Lord’s Deity form. According to the Vedic scriptures the deity is the worshipful form of God, locally manifest so that the devotees can personally render some service to Him.
The pujari (priest) begins by blowing a conchshell. The following items are offered: incense, ghee wick lamp, water, cloth, flowers, a chamara (whisk), and a peacock fan. These items represent the material elements in pure form. Arati reminds us to offer everything in service to Lord Krishna.
BHAGAVAD GITA CLASS
The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of God”) is the philosophical foundation of the Hare Krishna movement. Sung 5,000 years ago by Lord Krishna Himself, the Gita describes the difference between the body and the self; the relationship between the soul and Krishna; and the process of bhakti-yoga, devotional service, by which one attains full realization of the Lord as a tangible fact.
We at TODU extend a warm invitation to both the spiritually-seasoned and the somewhat curious to come and “feed your soul” at the Sunday Love Feast!