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Weekly Bulletin of the ISKCON New Talavan Community
"Protecting Vedic Dharma in Dixie"
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Temple President: His Grace Yogindra Vandana das Adhikari
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Please always chant the mahamantra:
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Srila PrabhupadaSrila Prabhupada's Vision
 
"Make life very simple. And simple living, high thinking, and always conscious to go back to home, back to Krsna. That is life. Not this life, that simply machine, machine, machine, machine. So if you show practical example that how you are living simple life and how you are advanced in Krsna consciousness, then people will learn from you. You American people, if you show example, people will try to follow you, and they will be happy. So I am very glad to see this farm. Develop it nicely, live peacefully, and chant Hare Krsna. Thank you very much."
Class on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.49, New Talavan, August 1, 1975

Vaisnava Festivals
 
Friday, February 18 is the Disappearance of Sri Ramanujacarya, the great South Indian Acharya renowned for his Sri-Bhasya commentary on Vedanta-sutra that soundly refuted the impersonalist commentary of Sankaracarya.
 
Saturday, February 12 is Bhaimi Ekadasi. Fasting from grains and beans.
 
Sunday, February 20 is the Appearance of Lord Varahadeva. Lord Varaha mercifully rescued the earth planet from the Garbhodaka Ocean and killed the demon Hiranyaksa. The Sunday Feast will be held as usual, with Arati beginning at 11:30 AM. Everyone is cordially invited to attend, participate in the ecstatic kirtan, and honor exquisite vegetarian Bhagavat-Prasad.
 
Monday, February 21 is the Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, member of the Panca-Tattva or fivefold incarnation of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Please observe fasting until noon. There will be a program and feast at the Temple at 7 PM.
 
Wednesday, February 23 is the Appearance Day of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura, disciple of Krsnadas Kaviraj Gosvami and author of many nice songs about the path of Krsna Consciousness.
 
Monday, February 28 is the Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, the spiritual master of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. It is also the Disappearance Day of Srila Gour Govinda Swami. Fasting until noon, then a transcendental celebration will be held at the Temple.

Don't Forget! Gaura-Purnima, the blessed Appearance Day of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, is coming up soon! On Friday, March 25 we are planning a grand festival at the Temple. We want to offer 108 delicious vegetarian preparations, cooked with devotion, to the Lord. Sign up to offer your home-cooked specialty to Lord Gauranga! 
 
We also want to offer new outfits to our beautiful Deities, Their Merciful Lordships Sri-Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri -Sri Radha-Radhakanta. The outfits are being made in Mayapur and to get here in time, have to be picked up by March 2. To do this, we need a donor or donors to underwrite the cost of the outfits plus shipping, a total of $1,800.
 
Offering new outfits to Their Lordships is a very important service that is usually performed only twice a year, on Janmastami and Gaura-Purnima. This is an opportunity to get some special mercy. You will certainly receive the blessings of Their Lordships for the entire year. Plus, in recognition of this valuable and important service, the Deity outfit donor(s) will receive some wonderful Deity decoration maha-prasadam at the Gaura-Purnima celebration on March 25! If you want to donate, please contact us right away, time is short.

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