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In this next part of the Japa Retreat, Bhurijana dasa discusses questions and answers from the participants.
Hare Krishna. Today is the first day of a very important month, its the month which will be celebrated the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. We all know that kids like to pray to this specific form of the Lord and because I have boys they usually pray for the Lord every day and also when they see I am feeling sick they pray so the Lord can protect me and the family.
This year let Krishna.com show you how to celebrate Janmashtami with your family by getting together in the kitchen to make delicious snacks.
Kids of all ages will enjoy making these easy and fun recipes with the help of their parents, and everyone will learn how to offer them to Krishna.
How to Celebrate Janmashtami
* What is Janmashtami?
* How is Janmashtami Celebrated?
* How to Celebrate Janmashtami at Home
* Celebrating Janmashtami with the Krishna.com/BTG Staff
What is Janmashtami?
Hare Krisna. The Krishna.com countdown to Sri Krishna Janmashtami has begun. Check it out here:
4-Day Countdown: Why Krishna Appears
Humans (at least us reasonable ones) crave reasons: "Why did the chicken cross the road? Why is the sky blue? Why is there air?."
Our questioning spirit manifests early:
Here in Sydney, Australia the Roman Catholic Church has borrowed the city from Sydneysiders to put on a week long spiritual pilgrimage they call World Youth Day. In a strange way it was like having 100,000 devotees come to town.
It’s been reported that 125,000 visitors have come to Sydney from across the world to attend the event and to join with hundreds of thousands of Australian Catholics.
I really like books, no I mean really. ( and I mean really-really)
I have books everywhere, just in case there is a moment to read one of them. There are books in almost every room - just in case. There are even some in the hall. Well there’s a bookshelf there. That’s not strange is it? You have to put bookshelves in the hall when you already have bookshelves in the other rooms.
If the Deity room is the heart of the temple then the kitchen must be one of the major organs. The kitchen is at the center of many of the activities undertaken at any of Krishna’s temples. Here are produced the delicious foods offered to the Deities at each meal and which are distributed amongst the devotees and guests as the mercy or prasadam of Lord Krishna.
"Krishna has saved me" said Avadhuta-priya devi dasi, a devotee of Lord Krishna, referring to her incredible escape from a series of terrorist bomb blasts that tore through crowded shopping areas of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan in India's north.