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HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj and HH Mahavishnu Swami Maharaj in Dubai!

YES YES YES! HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj and HH Mahavishnu Swami Maharaj are going to be in Dubai! They’re scheduled to arrive tomorrow (September 9th) and on September 10th, there is going to be a grand celebration. I cannot wait!! I am so excited!! It’s going to be so awesome! Here are the details:

What: Rath Yatra

When: Friday, 10th September 2010 [Morning program: 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Evening program: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM]

Where: Regent International School, The Greens

Program Schedule:

6:30 – 9:00     Purusha Sukta/ Sri Sukta/ Ayushyahoma/ Yagna

9:00 – 9:30     Breakfast Prasadam

9:30 – 11:30    Vishnu Sahasranama Laksharcana

11:30 – 12:30   Bhagawat Katha [Lecture]

12:30 – 1:00     Kirtan

4:00 – 6:00      Rath Yatra

6:00 – 9:00      Dance/ Drama & Cultural Programs

BE THERE! It’s going to be awesome! 😀

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Janmashtami 2010

Happy Janmashtami, everyone! 🙂 I hope everyone had a fabulous Janmashtami like I did.

I went to Sindhi Ceremonial Hall for the Janmashtami program. It was really nice. Continue reading

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A bad day, a baptism, a birthday, a book and a blog

I had a horrible day yesterday. I had a class at 8:30 in the morning and so, since I take the metro to Uni, I had to leave my house by 7:15 at the latest, to get the 8 am shuttle bus that my Uni provides. What happened was that I left my house in a fabulous mood. I was even singing. That’s how good I was feeling. My friend’s name ends with ‘lova’ so I was singing Mr Boombastic, exchanging Mr Lova Lova for Miss **lova Lova, while making a mental note to tell her about it have a few laughs.

So I was like “Mr Boombastic, say me fantastic, touch me in me back she say I’m rooooooooooooomatherfacker!!!” Continue reading

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Janmashtami 2009

Vaishnavas all over the world eagerly waited for the appearance day of their dear Kanha which fell on August 14th 2009. It’s 2 days past now but I have still not gotten over the beauty of the Janmashtami festival.

For a quick overview on Janmashtami Today, it is the festival where people climb on top of one another, making a human pyramid to break the “dahi-handi” or “pot of yogurt” which is hung on a string tied to and from building tops. This is one of Krishna’s pastimes enacted on the day of his birth. His birth too is a great story. Devaki and Vasudeva were locked in a prison cell because Devaki’s cousin brother, Kamsa, was destined to be killed by Devaki’s 8th son. So he ordered that all her children be killed upon birth. But when Kanha was born of divine birth, Vasudeva was instructed to Continue reading

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