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Our News Aug 12, 2016

 
 
 
What A Week!

Gita Nagari hosted 60 health and wellness retreatants last weekend.  They were really nice people and they could not get enough of our ahimsa milk.  Each morning and evening they were lined up by the kitchen to receive hot milk for their children and themselves.  We were delighted to introduce them to the ISKCON standard of Prasad.  Mother Yasoda, Harichakra Pr, and Priya Manjari Pr. impressed everyone with their signature feast.

Just as they were leaving, we greeted 120 devotees from the Shri Shri Gaura Nitai Mandir in Brooklyn, New York.  They participated in a Go Puja with our famous oxen, Hari.  After loud and enthusiastic kirtan, they toured the farm, feasted on delicious Prasad prepared by Ananda Vilas Prabhu and his family, and joined us for the Sunday Feast Lecture. After a few questions about Gita Nagari, they joyously requested more kirtan. Yasodev Prabhu led a raucous expression of love for Sri Sri Radha Damodar with help from Jagannatha Pandit, Pandu, Harichakra, Mother Yasoda Krishna Kumar, Sachi Priya, Devaki, Jana, Kishori Mani and Nandisvara Prabhus. In the gift store, Jhulan yatra dd wondered if the sky was falling.  Sadly, their bus left at 5 pm sharp with our guests still chanting and dancing.

 

Still Praying for Rain
Spots of rain and a few days of humidity have been scattered here and there to help keep the farm stable through this dry spell. Still we ask for your prayers to Sri Sri Radha Damodar that they will bless us with life-sustaining rain (except during the outdoors Jhulan Yatra Festival!). 

We are making progress towards our $2000 goal for hay purchasing to keep the cows nicely fed during the dry times. If you are inspired to feed them please follow the link below to help out.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
August and September are the busiest months of the year at Gita Nagari.  We look forward to hosting many of you in the coming weeks. For those of you who would like to be involved with any of the events that are coming up by offering some seva, donation, or other help please write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sunday, August 14- Ekadasi
  • Sunday, August 14 to Thursday, August 18- Jhulana Yatra Festival
  • Monday, August 15 to Wednesday, August 17- ISKCON North American Farm Conference
  • Thursday, August 18- Lord Balaram's appearance day(fast 'til noon)
  • Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21- Healthy Relationships workshop with Malika Mala Prabhu
  • Thursday, August 25- Krishna Janmashtami (fast 'til midnight) - Ekadasi feast
  • Friday, August 26- Srila Prabhupada's appearance day (fast 'til noon)
  • Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5 - Romapada Swami Retreat
  • Friday, September 9 - Radhastami (fast 'til noon)
  • Wednesday, September 14 - Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's appearance (fast 'til noon)
  • Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 - Couple's retreat (GN cooks)
  • Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25 - ISKCON Medical Professionals Retreat
  • Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 - GN Family Retreat - Gauranga and Govinda Prabhus

Jhulana Yatra Festival

Sunday, August 14 to Thursday, August 18

7:00 am to 7:40 am - Srimad Bhagavatam class
7:25 am- Place Sri Sri Radha Damodar on the Lotus on the Altar floor
7:35 am- Bhoga offering to Deities on altar
7:45 am- Guru Puja on Temple floor
8:00 am- Greetings arati - Pujari offers to SSRD on the Lotus
8:10 am- Conch blowing as SSRD transfer to forest
8:10 am- SSRD carried on Lotus to Jhulana area (4 devotees ready to clip chains to Lotus)
8:15 am- 9:00 am- Devotees worship SSRD with swinging, flower petals, camara, fan, kirtan
9:00 am- SSRD return to Temple and Their Asana
9:10 am- Farm Conference and Devotee breakfast served

We need your help!  Please join us in this amazing Festival.  If you can volunteer for any service, please contact us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Snana yatra das at 527-0256.

Sri Sri Radha Damodar ki jai!

Have a wonderful Krishna Concious week!!! 
 
 
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