Janmastami/Vyasa puja festival Sedro Woolley Wa 2021

August 30, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna–Because of the so called “covid problems” we decided to hold our Janmastami/vyas puja festival on the day before the actual date which for us here was on a Sunday.

Time place circumstances.

There were 8 local devotees that showed up, although there were many others who really wanted to come but for distance/travel reasons  just could no make it. Anyway, something is better than nothing  so we did here what we could to honor the Divine appearance of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krsna.
We offered kirtan and  arotik outside to most of our Deities here (some stayed inside the temple room), then did the Narasimha prayers in kirtan and then my humble self gave a short class on the 5 excellences that Krsna brought when He appeared in this world. As well as how the 6 ways to surrender to God were all contained within the process of chanting Hare Krsna mantra.
Next everyone offered some written or spoken words in glorification of Srila Prabhpada. After this we did an abhisek to Srila Prabhupada and two Salagram Silas. This was followed by puspha puja to Srila Prabhupada with an abundance of garden flowers and a new marigold garland for him . Finally, the Feast. Someone got to take home a large bottle of sweet rice, because I am trying to cut down on sweets !!
 see pictures below

All things considered, the event was a success and I think everyone would agree that Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krsna were happy with how things went
Hare Krsna
damaghosa das