Date(s) - 12/Mar/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sri Krishna Mandir
Who Is Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu?
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Lord Krishna Himself. But unlike Krishna, who is of the complexion of a fresh blue rain cloud, Caitanya Mahaprabhu has a hue of molten gold.
Lord Krishna, 5,000 years ago, in the Bhagavad Gita, instructed everyone to surrender unto Him utterly, leaving aside all material considerations, in order to put an end to one’s continual suffering in this material world, life after life. But the general population, especially in this Kali-Yuga, the Iron Age of Quarrel, were baffled by this instruction as to how to surrender to Krishna. Many of them failed to understand this essence of the Bhagavad Gita.
In order to show everyone how to surrender to Krishna, He descended 525 years ago in the form of His own devotee and demonstrated practically, the ideal life of a Vaishnava, a devotee of Lord Krishna. He is therefore, an ideal Acarya (a person who teaches by personal example).
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most munificient of all incarnations of Krishna because he distributed freely the greatest treasure, love of God, Krishna-prema, through the Sankirtana movement, the congregational chanting of the Holy Names:
| Hare Krishna Hare Krishna |
|| Krishna Krishna Hare Hare ||
| Hare Rama Hare Rama |
|| Rama Rama Hare Hare ||