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Author: Syama Kanta

When Does Food Become Prasadam?

With proper guidance, anyone can turn ordinary food into a spiritual substance. The phenomenon of something changing from material to spiritual is an extraordinary one, but it is something we as devotees are involved in daily—often several times a day. It happens when prasadam (unoffered food) becoming prasadam, or food sanctified by the Lord. When I was a new devotee in Montreal, we arranged a pr...

Jhulan Yatra

21 Aug – 26 Aug 2018. So during this (rainy) season, everything is so blossoming, blooming and fragrant in all directions, and at that time the devotees of Vrindavan – and Brijawasis especially headed by the most confidential associates of Shri Radharani and Lord Govinda – they arrange under the direction of Brindadevi,beautiful, beautiful Jhulan, or swing for Radha and Krishna to enjoy toge...

Chaturmasya

Chaturmasya-vrata In the Vedas it is said that one who observes the Chaturmasya-vrata will attain eternal happiness in the heavenly kingdom. One who performs the Chaturmasya-vrata becomes pious. By becoming pious, one may be promoted to the higher planetary systems. In the Bhagavad-gita, it is said that this flowery language of the Vedas mostly attracts persons who identify with the body. To them ...

Balaram Appearance day

Sunday 26th August 2018 The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the or...

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Monday 3 Sep 2018. Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world–and two million in the US alone. To devotees, it’s Christmas and New Year’s in one, a day of deep spiritual renewal and celebr...

Disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura & Gadadhara Pandita Date: Fri, 2018-07-13 Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneering spiritual leader, a magistrate working in colonial India under British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. One of his sons was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, a highly influential spiritual leader in his own right, and the spiritual mas...

Panihati Cida-dahi Festival

Panihati Cida-dahi Festival Date:  Mon, 2018-07-25 Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, who later became famous for his renunciation, was previously a householder and wanted to join the personal association and service of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Jagannatha Puri. However, his father prevented Raghunatha dasa from doing so. After several failed attempts, Raghunatha dasa heard that Nityananda Prabhu had arrived ...

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Sunday 24th June 2018 is Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi. “Pandava” refers to the Pandavas, the sons of Emperor Pandu. One such son was Arjuna, to whom Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-gita. Another son of Pandu was Bhima, a most powerful warrior and a most voracious eater. Bhima was also known as “Vrikodara,” or “wolf-belly.” He was not one who welcomed fasting, and admitted...

Purushottama Maas 16 May – 13 June

Purushottam Maas also known as Adhik Maas Wednesday, 16 May – Wednesday 13 June Wednesday, 16 May begins Purushottama Adhik Maas, the very auspicious month of Purushottama which comes every two, sometimes three years. It is a special month and very dear to Krsna. When the full moon occurs twice in a month, i.e. in less then 29 solar days then the month is divided into 2 and a leap month is added. ...

Tasty – Healthy

Every dish at the Govinda’s  features its own distinct flavor and personality and is made from the freshest ingredients. For those who have never eaten at Govinda’s, we make the experience an easy one. At the Govinda’s, not heat is what makes our dishes stand out. Our entries include a unique blend of spices that are full of flavour, yet mild enough for children to enjoy. Only the fines and freshe...

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Banquet Hall

2018 Prices 100 Guests – R 18 200.00 150 Guests – R 22 700.00 200 Guests – R 26 700.00 250 Guests – R 31 200.00 300 Guests – R 35 600.00 350 Guests – R 39 500.00 400 Guests – R 42 600.00 450 Guests – R 45 200.00 500 Guests – R 47 200.00    

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