We are celebrating Lord Rama’s Appearance Day at ISKCON of Houston on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
6:30 PM - Kirtan
7:00 PM - Aarthi
7:20 PM - Announcements
7:25 PM - Class
8:20 PM Dance
8:30 PM - Prasadam
Many millennia ago, in an age what the Vedic scriptures call Treta Yuga, an incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead descended on earth as Lord Ramachandra in Ayodhya. Born to King Dasharatha and his chaste wife Kaushalya on the 9th day of the month of Chaitra, Lord Rama exemplified the perfect person as is recorded in the great epic Ramayana. He demonstrated characteristics of an ideal king, an exemplary brother and a devoted husband.
For worshipers of Vishnu or Krishna, Rama Navami is a very auspicious day as it signifies the appearance of the revered incarnation who defined principles of dharma and righteousness. Devotees observe a fast and chant the holy names of the Lord with sincerity. Many also prefer to read from sacred scriptures like the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Ramayana that describe His extraordinary pastimes.
On Friday, April 15th , ISKCON of Houston will be celebrating this festival starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a discourse discussing the glories of Sri Rama and His pastimes from the Ramayana. This will be followed by sacred worship with aarti and chanting of holy names. There will be cultural programs with drama presentations and more. These will be followed with a grand feast.
Rama Navami is a chance for all of us to cleanse ourselves of all negativity and fill our hearts with love and devotion. Come join in for the festivities! Jai Sri Ram!