Hare Krishna Prachara Kendram
(Under the Aegis of Nanda Gokulam)
Hare Krishna Prachara Kendram established in City of Hyderabad, working continuously to engage more and more people in Krishna Consciousness. Not in Just words but through its Activities.
- Sunday Feast Program (Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam Classes)
- Books Distribution
- Bhakti Vriksha
- Harinaam Sankirtan
- Gaudiya Vaishnava Festival Celebrations
- House Programs
Sunday Feast Program with Vedic Discourse:
The Sunday Feasts go back to the very beginning of Srila Prabhupada’s period, which began in the mid-1960’s. He introduced this weekly festival as part of his overall preaching program.
The Founder Acarya of the Hare Krishna Movement, Srila Prabhupada started the Sunday Feast in 1966. He would personally invite guests, cook entire meal. He would serve the devotees a variety of tasty Indian-vegetarian preparations. Along with the vegetarian feast, Srila Prabhupada would sing the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra with the guests, dance and give a lecture on Bhagavad-gita.
Since then, this weekly Sunday Love Feast Festival is celebrated in all the Hare Krishna Temples around the world. It has evolved as an integrated celebration of Lord Krishna’s pastimes: chanting, hearing spiritual knowledge, dancing, eating, fellowship and generally sharing the bliss of God’s presence. Anyone can come regardless of beliefs as we welcome all into an experience of Love.
We would like to invite you to our weekly Sunday Feast. Every Sunday, spiritual-seekers gather for a culturally rich and vibrant experience of traditional spiritual culture which provides a flavour of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of love!
Festivities kick off with kirtan (musical mantra mediation) and continue with more chanting, drumming, a spiritual discourse and a free vegetarian feast served to all attendees
We extend a warm invitation to both the spiritually-seasoned and the somewhat curious to come and “feed your soul” at the Hare Krishna Sunday Feast!
Book Distribution is More Important than Temples and Deity Worship:
It does not matter even if we have got a temple, but if the preaching work goes on that is a great satisfaction. (To Krsna das, Seattle 21 Oct 1968)
Your Sankirtana Movement is going on even with no house, so there is no cause of lamentation. You must go on with Sankirtana and selling our literature, never mind there is temple or not. (Letter to: Mukunda — New Vrindaban 10 June, 1969)
If one wants to be recognized by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he must preach the glories of the Lord. One who worships the Deity must therefore be extremely respectful to preachers; otherwise simply worshiping the Deity will keep one in the lower stage of devotion. (SB 7.14.40)
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set a practical example in that He did not establish any temples or Deities, but He profusely introduced the sankirtana movement. Therefore Krsna consciousness preachers should give more stress to the sankirtana movement, especially by distributing transcendental literature more and more. This helps the sankirtanamovement. Whenever there is a possibility to worship the Deity, we may establish many centers, but generally we should give more stress to the distribution of transcendental literature, for this will be more effective in converting people to Krsna consciousness. (SB 7.14.39)
A Bhakti-vriksha is a group of number of congregational devotees who meet every week to practice Krsna consciousness and to plan preaching activities. In these Bhakti-vriksha groups, the devotees learn how to nourish their spiritual creeper and to cultivate their service attitude in cooperation with others. Every group member is also active in preaching and in bringing new people into the group. Upon reaching fifteen members, the group divides into two. This system keeps the groups small, thus maintaining an intimate atmosphere of personal care and nurturing, which is not possible in large groups. The members help each other under the supervision of a servant-leader and a trainee servant-leader. The trainee servant-leader is being trained and groomed to become the future group leader after the group multiplies into two. Multiplying adds life and increases preaching momentum, compelling new leaders to take initiative. When the group multiplies, the servant-leader continues to supervise one group, while the trainee servant-leader then begins to supervise the other group as a servant-leader. And both of them appoint a new trainee servant-leader.
About small groups, Lord Caitanya said:
dasa-panca mili’ nija dvarete basiya kirtana koroho sabe hate tali diya
“I want five or ten of you to sit together on your doorsteps and chant the holy names congregationally, clapping your hands.”
(Caitanya-bhagavata, Madhya 23.79)
In this age of logic, argument and disagreement, the chanting of Hare Krsna is the only means for self-realization. Because this transcendental vibration alone can deliver the conditioned soul, it is considered to be the essence of the Vedanta-sūtra. (Pg no-202 – Last Para)
A student is to be considered perfected when he understands the identity of the holy name and the Supreme Lord. Unless one is under the shelter of a realized spiritual master, his understanding of the Supreme is simply foolishness. However, one can fully understand the transcendental Lord by service and devotion. When Lord Caitanya offenselessly chanted the Hare Krsna mantra, He declared that the mantra could at once deliver a conditioned soul from material contamination.
In this age of Kali there is no alternative to chanting this maha-mantra. It is stated that the essence of all Vedic literature is the chanting of this holy name of Krsna:
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
Lord Caitanya also told PrakasanandaSarasvati, “In order to convince Me about this essential fact of Vedic knowledge, My spiritual master has taught Me (a verse from Brhan-naradiya Puraṇa[38.126].)
harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā
[Adi 17.21] In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.” (Pg no-201 – Last Para)
Gaudyia Vaishnava Festivals:
Gaudiya Vaishnavism (also known as Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Hare Krishnas) is a Vaishnava religious movement founded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in India in the 16th century. Caitanya Mahaprabhu rejuvenated the culture of Krsna bhakti. “Gaudiya” refers to the Gauda region (present day West Bengal & Bangladesh) and Vaishnavism meaning “the worship of Vishnu”. Its philosophical basis is primarily that of the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana, as well as other Puranic scriptures and Upanishads.
The focus of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is the devotional worship (bhakti yoga) of Radha and Krishna, and their many divine incarnations as the supreme forms of God – Svayam Bhagavan. Most popularly, this worship takes the form of chanting or singing Radha and Krishna’s holy names, such as “Hare”, “Krishna” and “Rama”, most commonly in the form of the Hare Krishna mahamantra.
The movement is also referred to as the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya, referring to its traditional origins in the succession of spiritual masters (gurus) originating from Lord Brahma. It classifies itself as a monotheistic tradition, seeing the many forms of Vishnu as expansions or incarnations of the one Supreme God (adipurusha) – Krishna.
To facilitate those devotees who are inclined towards Krishna Consciousness but cannot come to the temple every day, Hare Krishna Prachara Kendram organizes Home Programs at various places.
If anybody wants home programs to be organized in their home, please Contact us on below numbers.
For details of the Bhakti Vriksha program please contact:
|Sakshi Gopal Dasa||+91 81250 11776|
|Natesvar Narottam Dasa||+91 87120 11776|