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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.13.36 – Tue, 01 Sept 2015

SB 3.13.36 – In this difficult Age of Kali there is practically no facility for performing sacrifices in strict discipline. Therefore, in this age there is a stricture regarding such sacrifices: it is explicitly directed that one should perform saṅkīrtana-yajña and nothing more.

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Janmastami Weekend Program Details

Join us over the weekend of September 5-6 to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami. Here are the detailed daily programs (download here). In brief, on Saturday September the 5th. you can enjoy: Extended Darshan,* Dramas, prasadam for all 4.30pm Arati & Kirtan 7.00pm Arati & Kirtan 7.30pm Adi-vasa Ceremony 9.00pm Arati & Kirtan * darshan times […]

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Festival of Vedic India at Presentation College Windsor

By: Navadwipa Isvari Dasi “The Festival of Vedic India Team was warmly welcomed at Presentation College Windsor by the staff and students. They invited us to present Henna Art as part of their Presentation Day and Carnival. Our stall was brightly decorated with fragrant Maha Garlands, Higher Taste books, and pictures of colourful Henna designs. […]

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Janmastami FOLK News Online

2015 Janmastami season FOLK news is online now and our print edition should be delivered to your mailboxes next week. In this issue we’re featuring the major festivals of Janmastami season. Relish the nectar of Krishna’s Appearance from Srila Jiva Goswami. Vraja Kishora Dasa examines why the Maha-mantra is the way it is. While Kadamba […]

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Call for Applications: Janmastami Cultural Program

Do you wish to perform for Krishna’s pleasure at Janmastami? Yes? Then please write up a description of your act including: • your performers’ names, together with their ages. Please note that – to encourage as many devotees to participate as possible – each child can appear in one stage item only. This rule may […]

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Festival of Vedic India at Albert Park Primary School

By Navadwipa Isvari Dasi: “It was wonderful for our Festival of Vedic India team to be invited to present to the Grade 3 classes at Albert Park Primary School, to share our knowledge on Diwali and Holi. The students had been learning as part of their topic of study (Religious festivals) in that they learnt […]

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Original Photos from the 40th Anniversary Festival

For original photos from Melbourne Mahaprabhu Mandir 40th Anniversary Festival go to Flickr: Saturday darshana at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157653074483252 Saturday Guru Puja & Kirtana at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157653070557712 Saturday morning remembrances at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157652966339956 Saturday Japa Walk at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157653017932336 Saturday lunch at Gardens at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157652666676320 Saturday Pushpa Abhisheka at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157653082428001 Sunday morning remembrances at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasadd/sets/72157650696718424 Sunday darshan, abhisheka at https://www.flickr.com/photos/harekrishnamelbourne/sets/72157652549535360 […]

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You Can Share the Nectar of Devotion

Friday May 15 – Sunday May 17 marks our celebration of the 40th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s inauguration of our Temple and the installation of Sri-Sri Gaura-Nitai. Relish the nectar of devotional service by assisting in any way you can to make our guests’ visit and reunion a wonderful experience. You can: ∙ offer accommodation […]

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Your Program For Our 40th Anniversary Festival

Friday May 15 – Sunday May 17 marks our celebration of the 40th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s inauguration of our Temple and the installation of Sri-Sri Gaura-Nitai. Here is our program: Friday 15th May Srila Prabhupada’s disciples and registered guests arriving throughout the day. 5:30 pm: Maha Harinam Sankirtan starting outside Crossways 7:00 pm: Prasadam […]

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ISKCON Disciple Course Registration

Registrations for the upcoming May and June Disciple Courses are now closed: all available seats have been taken. Please do register for Courses to follow later in the year. We will post upcoming Course times soon. If you are considering qualifying for Shelter, the Disciple Course is especially important for you because most of your […]

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New Bhakti Sastri Course

Hare Krishna Melbourne is hosting a second Bhakti Sastri Course. Study Bhagavad-gita, Upadeshamrta, Sri Isopanisad & Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu in the association of devotees. Our new Course commences 6:30-9:00pm on Wednesday April the 22nd and continues weekly. Your facilitator is Her Grace Radha Sanga devi dasi. Your venue is the Temple theatre. All are welcome.

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ISKCON Disciple Course Update

Kasturika Mataji manages our ISKCON Disciple Course (IDC) registration and invitations. You can contact her in Reception. Here is the most recent Course information for those who are interested. New Schedules for IDC Melbourne, facilitated by HG Aniruddha Prabhu: No IDC is scheduled for the ANZAC Day holiday weekend in late April. Next Course dates: […]

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Disciple Course, ANZAC Weekend

Just a ‘heads up’ if you’re interested in attending the next ISKCON Disciple Course. It is scheduled for the ANZAC Day long weekend (in late April), not the Easter weekend (in early April). We will post the Course dates when they have been finalised. Please go to the ISKCON Disciple Course page to register. This […]

Online Kitchen Survey

The Melbourne Hare Krishna Temple has recently engaged O’Keefe & Partners to undertake a fundraising Feasibility Study on our behalf. The Study is being conducted in order to: Investigate our potential to raise $1.7 million to build a commercial kitchen and to generate funds for future expansion Enhance our overall fundraising capability O’Keefe & Partners […]

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ISKCON Disciple Course Mandatory for Initiation

Are you preparing for initiation? Please note that ISKCON’s Governing Board Commission has resolved that “the ISKCON Disciple Course [IDC]…shall be a mandatory pre-requisite for all devotees accepting first or second initiation by an ISKCON guru, effective Janmastami, 2015 [September the 6th. in Melbourne]. After that date, no guru may initiate a disciple who has […]

Vaishnava Calendar

Sep 1, 2015 (Tue)
529, Hrsikesa, Tritiya

Sunrise 6:42 (LT)
Noon 12:20 (LT)
Sunset 17:58 (LT)
Sep 2, 2015 (Wed)
529, Hrsikesa, Caturthi

Sunrise 6:41 (LT)
Noon 12:20 (LT)
Sunset 17:59 (LT)
Sep 3, 2015 (Thu)
529, Hrsikesa, Pancami

Sunrise 6:39 (LT)
Noon 12:20 (LT)
Sunset 18:00 (LT)
Sep 4, 2015 (Fri)
529, Hrsikesa, Sasti

Sunrise 6:38 (LT)
Noon 12:19 (LT)
Sunset 18:00 (LT)
Sep 5, 2015 (Sat)
529, Hrsikesa, Saptami

Sunrise 6:36 (LT)
Noon 12:19 (LT)
Sunset 18:01 (LT)
Sep 6, 2015 (Sun)
529, Hrsikesa, Astami

Sri Krsna Janmastami: Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna
(Fast today)
Sunrise 6:35 (LT)
Noon 12:19 (LT)
Sunset 18:02 (LT)
Sep 7, 2015 (Mon)
529, Hrsikesa, Navami

Nandotsava
Srila Prabhupada -- Appearance
Sunrise 6:33 (LT)
Noon 12:18 (LT)
Sunset 18:03 (LT)
Sep 8, 2015 (Tue)
529, Hrsikesa, Dasami

Sunrise 6:32 (LT)
Noon 12:18 (LT)
Sunset 18:04 (LT)
Sep 9, 2015 (Wed)
529, Hrsikesa, **Ekadasi** (suitable for

Fasting for Annada Ekadasi
Sunrise 6:30 (LT)
Noon 12:18 (LT)
Sunset 18:05 (LT)
Sep 10, 2015 (Thu)
529, Hrsikesa, **Dvadasi**

Break fast 06:29 - 10:07 (LT)
Sunrise 6:29 (LT)
Noon 12:17 (LT)
Sunset 18:05 (LT)
Sep 11, 2015 (Fri)
529, Hrsikesa, Trayodasi

Sunrise 6:27 (LT)
Noon 12:17 (LT)
Sunset 18:06 (LT)
Sep 12, 2015 (Sat)
529, Hrsikesa, Caturdasi

Sunrise 6:26 (LT)
Noon 12:16 (LT)
Sunset 18:07 (LT)
Sep 13, 2015 (Sun)
529, Hrsikesa, Amavasya

Sunrise 6:24 (LT)
Noon 12:16 (LT)
Sunset 18:08 (LT)
Sep 14, 2015 (Mon)
529, Hrsikesa, Pratipat

Sunrise 6:23 (LT)
Noon 12:16 (LT)
Sunset 18:09 (LT)