Lochan das Thakur das
Friday 8th April - Rama Navami with HH Dayananda Swami
Lord Rama is a well known incarnation of Krishna & His transcendental adventures told in Valmiki’s Ramayana are famous throughout the world. The birth of Sri Rama is celebrated as Rama Navami.
Lord Rama was the ideal monarch and his virtuous life is a perfect example for everyone in family life to follow. Narrations of his affectionate dealings with his family and devotion to His wife, Sita Devi, have enchanted generations of devotees. Lord Rama’s worship is very popular in India .It is known that the name Rama simply means ‘bliss’. Hence, Lord Rama gives bliss to all his devotees.
"The Lord appears in the particular form loved by a particular type of devotee. There are millions of forms of the Lord, but they are one Absolute. As stated in the Brahma-samhitā, advaitam acyutam anādim ananta-rūpam: (Bs. 5.33) all the different forms of the Lord are one, but some devotees want to see Him in the form of Rādhā and Krisha, others prefer Him as Sītā and Rāmacandra, others would see Him as Laksmī-Nārāyana, and others want to see Him as four-handed Nārāyana, Vāsudeva. The Lord has innumerable forms, and He appears in a particular form as preferred by a particular type of devotee."
(Srila Prabhupada Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.29 - purport)
This Friday we will be celebrating with our special guest His Holiness Dayananda Swami maharaj. Maharaj is a renounced teacher (swami), a long time practitioner of Bhakti Yoga, sharing his knowledge and many years of practice all over the world and has kindly been a friend and supporter of Brighton yatra for many years. Tonight, along with special songs (Bhajan) praising this special form of Krishna as Lord Rama, maharaj will give a talk to enlighten and enliven us. Their will also be Kirtan and Prasadam (Veggie/Vegan feast) as usual too.
Please do not miss out,
join us from 19.30 - 22.30
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