October 15th marks the beginning of the most auspicious month of Damodara. Many devotees will observe fasting from urad dahl, and others will perform austerities by chanting extra rounds, eating more frugally, and increasing the level of their devotional activity as much as possible.
During the period of Damodara, devotees will offer lighted ghee lamps and chant the Damodarastakam to Lord Damodara, both morning and evening, to obtain His special mercy. To glorify the Lord congregationally at the temple, in the association of the Vaisnavas, is most purifying.
Many devotees go on pilgrimage to Vrindavan during Damodhara to perform their vrata in the Holy Dhama. For those unable to go to Vrindavan, Srila Prabhupada’s temples are non-different.
Join us in our temple on 19th October 2008 as we celebrate this joyous festival. Let us all bind the Lord with our ropes of love.
6.15pm Tulasi Arati 6.30pm Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja 7.00pm Sandhya Arati
7.30pm Kirtan 7.45pm Talk on Lord Damodara’s pastimes
8.00pm Launch of Damodara Festival & singing of Damodarastaka
8.10pm Slideshow presentation
8.45pm Skit on preaching during Damodara month
9.00pm Distribution of Damodara kits to volunteer preachers
9.15pm Ghee lamps offering & Kirtan 9.30pm Prasadam
For more info, please call HG Kalidas or HG Ram Gopinath at Iskcon Klang, at 012-6342464 / 012-3179206. The centre is located at 20 Lorong Besi 4, Off Jln Teluk Pulai, 41100 Klang.
Shoppers light a lamp in Klang’s Little India to Lord Damodara