By Vraja Vihari Das
Let’s not let the important restrictions due to Covid-19 get in the way of us having a wonderful Kartika!
In the Nectar of Devotion, Srila Prabhupada writes: “One of the most important of these ceremonial functions is called Urja-vrata. Urja-vrata is observed in the month of Kartika; especially in Vṛindavana, there is a specific program for temple worship of the Lord in His Damodara form.”
While most of us will miss out on being in Vrindavan and some of us won’t even be able to visit our local temple, we can still take advantage of the opportunity for rapid spiritual advancement offered during the month of Kartika!
The GBC’s Strategic Planning Team (SPT) will bring to you an Online Kartika Celebration that will take you on a trip to Sri Vrindavan Dham with some of ISKCON's most engaging speakers. This is an incredible opportunity for virtual association. The event will be broadcasted in our Facebook page and Youtube Channel from the 31st of October to the 29th of November.
We have never faced such a situation before where devotees can’t physically visit Vrindavan in the month of Kartika, hence we thought if the devotees can't come to the Dham, we should take the Dham to them! So in addition to continuing our various posting that are relevant to ISKCON devotees, we bring you our Kartika Celebration.
Our speakers include Bhakti Chaitanya Swami, Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami, Jagattarini Devi Dasi, Sitala Devi Dasi, Gauranga Das, Nitai Sevini Devi Dasi, Sri Gauranga Das and many more. We will hear the glories of Vrindavan Dham, go virtually on Govardhan Parikrama, learn about the ABCDE Guide to Bhakti, and continue our series on Srila Prabhupada- the Pre-eminent Siksa-Guru.
With the GBC-SPT, you're assured to get a daily dose of spiritual inspiration throughout the month of Kartika. You're invited to join us on a journey to usher Vrindavan into our hearts starting on the 31st of October with the ISKCON GBC SPT.