Festivals

For the auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Nrisimhadeva, I want to share with you a simplified version of Prahlad - Nrisimhadev story, suitable for tiny children. There are no details about killing Hiranyakashipu and attempts to kill Prahlada mentioned. It focuses on Prahlada's...

Tomorrow we celebrate the appearance day of Lord Nityananda, who is among the topmost important divine personalities in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of bhakti-yoga. Lord Nityananda is an incarnation of Lord Balarama, a divine brother of Lord Krishna, and has all transcendental qualities of Lord...

Tomorrow is the Vasanth Panchami festival. Although it is not celebrated widely in ISKCON temples in the west, our ten-year stay in India, Mayapur, has brought me into the habit of celebrating this festival in one way or another. In India, this day is considered...

Every January, we celebrate the feast of Ganga-Sagar Mela, the meeting of the Ganges and the ocean, by telling stories about the Ganga Devi. We include activities such as painting or drawing the river Ganga or making the map of her flow. As a part...

Today is a great day to remember and worship mother cow in whatever capacity we can. Whoever has a cow and treats her with love and respect as a mother is a very fortunate soul. In this dark age, we lack healthy dairy foods. And...

For this Janmashtami, I want to share with you the activities that will boost up memory, literacy, and creativity of children while focusing their attention on Krishna's pastimes. These games are ideal for warm-up thinking icebreakers at the beginning of a class. They are also...

The festival of Ratha Yatra is one of the most joyful, colorful, and enlivening Vaishnava celebrations. Children feel naturally attracted to participate in this grand event - to decorate and pull the chariot, distribute and taste many sweet prasadam, and sing and dance. To be...