Welcome to the 26th Annual

PRABHUPADA FESTIVAL

May 27th and 28th, 2017 – ISKCON Los Angeles

This year’s featured guests include:
Giriraj Swami ~ Radhanath Swami ~ Agnideva das ~ Dayananda das ~ Garuda das ~ Vaiyasaki das ~ Parividha das ~ Haribhakti Dey

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 27th

4:30 to 7:45am – Morning Program

7:45   –   Srimad Bhagavatam Class

8:30   –   Prasadam

10:00 –   Challenges in Understanding Srila Prabhupada’s Words – seminar by Garuda Prabhu

11:30 –   Prabhupada Pastimes

1:00 –   Remembrances of Srila Prabhupada with Giriraj Swami

1:30   –   Lunch Prasadam

3:00   –   Harinam Sankirtan – led by Agnideva das and Patri das

4:00   –   Kirtan Mela – with special guests Radhanath Swami, Agnideva Prabhu, Vaiyasaki Prabhu, and Haribhakti Dey

7:00   –   Musical Performance by Parividha Prabhu

7:30   –   Love Feast


Sunday, May 28th

4:30 to 7:45am – Morning Program

7:45    –    Srimad Bhagavatam Class

8:30    –    Prasadam

10:00  –    Srila Prabhupada and Kirtan – seminar by Vaiyasaki Prabhu

11:30  –    Prabhupada Pastimes

12:30  –    Celebrating 50 years in Los Angeles… “Srila Prabhupada as He Guided LA ISKCON from Storefront to World Headquarters” – talk by Dayananda Prabhu (LA’s temple president from 1967-1971)

1:30    –    Lunch Prasadam

3:30    –    “Srila Prabhupada – Sri Caitanya’s compassion personified” – with Radhanath Swami

4:30    –    Ratha-yatra on Watseka Ave.

5:30    –    Sri Sri Radha-Krishna Boat Festival – bhajans by Haribhakti Dey

6:30    –    Arati & Guru Puja – kirtan by Agnideva Prabhu

7:30    –    Love Feast


Saturday & Sunday

10am to 4pm  –  Bhagavad-gita Museum

7am to 8pm  –  Srila Prabhupada’s Garden

5:30am to 7:30am  –  Srila Prabhupada’s Apartment


Children’s Activity Center

Face painting, glitter tattoos, air brushing, balloon twisting, henna, coloring, sand art, animal petting zoo, and more!

10am to 4pm  –  Both Saturday & Sunday


About the Festival

Held every Memorial Day Weekend since 1992, the Prabhupada Festival is an annual event that celebrates and honors His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada – the Founder-Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This festival is unique in that it welcomes all followers, newcomers and interested persons to come together, learn about, and glorify Srila Prabhupada. The world famous Los Angeles Hare Krishna Temple, designated by Srila Prabhupada as ISKCON World Headquarters, is the location for this event and it is one of the largest festivals held there.

The Prabhupada Festival is a two-day event that includes special talks and remembrances from senior disciples, glorious kirtans, six sumptuous feasts, dynamic seminars, an annual boat festival, original artistic performances, a Ratha-yatra, and representatives from diverse devotional projects.

If you have never been to the Prabhupada Festival, we enthusiastically invite you to attend; and if you have come before, we warmly invite you to attend again. We look forward to seeing you. Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya!

About Srila Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in this world in September 1896 in Calcutta, India. In 1922, he first met his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, a prominent religious scholar and the founder of sixty-four Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes). Srila Prabhupada became his student and in 1933, his formally initiated disciple.

With only seven dollars and a trunk full of spiritual books aboard a trans-Atlantic cargo ship, Srila Prabhupada left India and arrived in New York City in September 1965 – he was 69 years old. Srila Prabhupada had a mission to propagate Krishna Consciousness and, thus, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in July 1966.

Srila Prabhupada introduced the western world to the art and science of bhakti yoga and the sublime benefits of chanting the holy names of Krishna. In establishing a spiritual movement, Srila Prabhupada authored over eighty volumes of Vedic literature, had a following of over five thousand people, established 108 temples and founded a world-wide movement that continues to grow today.

Of the numerous gifts that Srila Prabhupada has given us, perhaps one of the most significant is his prolific literary translations and commentaries of Vedic knowledge. His writings constitute a library of Vedic philosophy that is highly respected by scholars for its authenticity and clarity. His most prominent works include: Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the 30-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam, and the 17-volume Sri Caitanya-caritamrita. His writings have been translated into 76 languages, with over a billion copies distributed worldwide. With great humility, never taking personal credit for his significant accomplishments, Srila Prabhupada once expressed, “My only credit is that I have strictly followed the order of my guru.”

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*  Assist in the kitchen preparing prasadam

*  Decorate the temple room, pond, stage, and outside

*  Serve out prasadam to the devotees

*  Perform kirtan in the bhajan kutir

*  Help set up and break down the festival

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This Festival is Unique

*  Held every Memorial Day Weekend for the past 26 years, the festival remains completely free for all who wish to attend and glorify our beloved Spiritual Master.

*  This is made possible because the festival is 100% financed by those who support and love this event.

*  The success and scale of this festival depends directly upon receiving your donation.

*  100% of all donations go towards putting on the festival, nowhere else.

*  All festival organizers, performers, special guests, and volunteers donate their own time and money – they work on a volunteer basis and do not take any portion of your donation.

*  Your donation is tax-deductible.

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