Shree Krishna Janmashtmi - 17th August 2014
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It's that time of year again, Shravan Vad Atham on Sunday 17th August. Come and join us to celebrate the birth of Shree Krishna. Let us all enjoy the night by playing raas and dandia raas.
According to the legends, the birth of Lord Shree Krishna took place under extraordinary circumstances. Lord Shree Krishna was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who came to the world to get rid of demons. He was born at midnight on a dark, rainy night to Devaki and Vasudev who had been imprisoned by Devaki's brother Kansa. It had been foretold that the eighth son of Devaki would kill the evil king Kansa...
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Chaturmaas: July - November 2014
Chaturmaas starts on Ashadh Sud Ekadashi (9th July 2014). It is the 11th day of the bright half in the month of Ashadh and this day is known as "Padma Ekadashi" or "Devshyani Ekadashi" (commonly referred to as the Neem Ekadashi). Chaturmaas begins on this day and ends on Prabhodhini Ekadashi in the month of Kartik. "Chatur" meaning four and "Maas" means months, thus it is a period of four auspicious (blessed) months.
According to the Purans, from this day onwards Lord Vishnu takes rest in Kshir Sagar (ocean of milk) instead of Vaikunt. It is said that when a devotee observes severe austerities and penance related to God during these months, they will become free from all sins and achieve indescribable merits...
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