place9301 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, Ar-72206
eventOctober 27, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Hare Krishna dear devotees, It is our great pleasure to invite you to celebrate with us the Festival of Lamps, known as Deepavali. This festival is joyously celebrated in the honor of welcoming Lord Rama back to His kingdom Ayodhya, after an exile of 14 years. The citizens of Ayodhya lit up the whole city by decorating their homes with lamps. They exchanged gifts, and sweets to welcome Lord Rama back to Ayodhya. Light is considered a sign of goodness and knowledge. On this very auspicious day, we can take vows to remove the darkness of ignorance and selfish desires from our heart, using the light of knowledge and compassion. Sri Ramachandra ki Jai!!! Timing: 1) Deepavali Pooja- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by RajBhog Arti. 2) Lighting up the temple with lamps- 6:00 pm 3) Kirtan and Bhajan- 6:30 pm followed by evening Arti
place9301 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, Ar- 72206
eventOctober 16, 2019 – October 16, 2019
Hare Krishna! We will be celebrating Karwa Chauth by having katha about Karwa Chauth followed by arati and bhajans. Timings for the event: 1. Karwa Chauth vrat katha- 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 2. Arati- 7:00pm
place9301 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, AR- 72206
eventOctober 11, 2019 – October 11, 2019
Hare Krishna! Radha Madhav Welspun Temple cordially invites you all to relish the blissful event of Raas Garbha. We request everyone to bring their own sticks for Dandiya. Thank you. Hari Bol!!! Timings for the program: 1. Arati- 7:00 pm 2. Raas Garbha (Dandia)- 7:30pm onwards.
place9301 Frazier Pike Little Rock, Ar- 72206
eventOctober 07, 2019 – October 07, 2019
Hare Krishna! We cordially invite you and your family to attend the auspicious event of Dusshera. On this day, Lord Sri Rama hailed victory over the demoniac king Ravana and rescued mother Sita from his illusory clutches. This special day is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Truth over Evil. We can pray to the Lord for his blessings and try to live a life as he taught us by his own example. We will have bhajan and kirtan, and special darshan at 7 pm for the arrival of Lord Ram back to Ayodhya.
place9301 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, Ar-72206
eventOctober 28, 2019 – October 28, 2019
The day after Deepavali is called Annakuta, or Govardhana Puja. On this day, the inhabitants of Vrindavan used to hold a festival to honor King Indra, the demigod responsible for providing the rains essential for a successful harvest. One day, however, sensing that Indra had become overly proud of his position as king of heaven, Lord Krishna convinced the residents of Vrindavan to modify their festival and celebrate Govardhana Hill instead, arguing that it was the fertile soils on the hill that provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed; that the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands should be worshiped. This turn of events naturally upset the mighty Indra, who retaliated with terrifying rains and thunderstorms. Seeing this, Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, calmly lifted Govardhana Hill with the little finger of His left hand and held it up like a giant umbrella, providing a shelter for the people and animals of Vrindavan from the torrential downpours. The rains intensified. Indra's fury raged. Finally, after seven days, beholding the wonder of the situation and realizing the futility of his own actions, King Indra surrendered. He came down from the heavens and bowed before Lord Krishna with folded hands, offering prayers and asking for forgiveness. He realized his true position as servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In this way Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is the Lord of the Demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the supreme cause of all causes. Several thousand years later, on this same day, Srila Madhavendra Puri established a temple for the self-manifest Gopala Deity on top of Govardhana Hill. To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhana Hill made of various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhana Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to the Lord. At the end of the festival, the hill of prasada (sanctified food) is distributed to devotees. All Vaishnava temples in India and throughout the world observe this ceremony, and prasad is distributed to hundreds of people. WELSPUN TEMPLE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THIS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL OF GOVARDHAN PUJA. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING FOOD OFFERING FOR BUILDING GOVARDHAN HILL. IT IS REQUESTED THAT YOU USE SEPARATE UTENSILS THAN WHAT YOU USE FOR YOURSELF TO PREPARE YOUR OFFERING FOR THE LORD. DO NOT USE ONION AND GARLIC. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. Happy Govardhan Puja. Program Timing: Bhajan and Darshan of Goverdhan- 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Sandhya Arti- 7:00 pm to 7:20 pm Govardhan Puja- 7:20 pm to 8:00 pm along with Kirtan.