The 27th Annual



“Windows to the Spiritual World”


Featuring presentations by Srila Prabhupada’s early painters and pioneers of Krishna Art


This year’s special guests include:
Giriraj Swami, Amala Kirtan das, Baradraja das, Caruhasa das, Dhiralalita dasi, Dhriti dasi, Govinda dasi, Haribhakti das, Kanchambala dasi, Puskar das, Ramdas Abhiram das, Rukmini dasi, Srimati dasi, and Vaiyasaki das

May 26th and 27th, 2018 – ISKCON Los Angeles

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 26th

4:30 to 8am  –  Morning Program

8:30  –  Prasadam

10:00  –  Srila Prabhupada at La Cienega Temple: Dioramas, Puppets, and Preaching

with Srimati devi dasi

10:45  –  Creating Transcendental Art: A Historical Perspective

  with Ramesvara das

11:15  –  Introduction to Painting Transcendental Art

Panel discussion with all special guests

1:30  –  Lunch Prasadam

3:00  –  Harinam Sankirtan (leaving from the temple)

4:30  –  Bathing Srila Prabhupada’s Lotus Feet & Devotional Bhajans with:

Amala Kirtan das (4:30-5:30)

Haribhakti das (5:30-6:30)

Vaiyasaki das (6:30-7:30)

7:30  –  Love Feast

Sunday, May 27th

4:30 to 8am  –  Morning Program

8:30  –  Prasadam

10:00  –  Devotional Painting: The Earliest Instructions

with Govinda devi dasi

11:00  –  Part I. Windows to the Spiritual World

with ISKCON’s early artists

1:30  –  Lunch Prasadam

3:00  –  Srila Prabhupada Pastimes

with special guests

4:30  –  Ratha-yatra on Watseka Ave.

5:30  –  Sri Sri Radha-Krishna Boat Festival

devotional bhajans with Haribhakti das

6:30  –  Arati & Guru Puja (temple room)

7:30  –  Love Feast

Children’s Activity Center

Creative devotional activities, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon twisting, henna, coloring, baby animal petting zoo, and more!

10am to 4pm  –  Sunday, May 27th

Other Highlights of New Dvaraka

10am to 4pm  –  Bhagavad-gita Museum

7am to 8pm  –  Srila Prabhupada’s Garden

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

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 the 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 welcome you back. 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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This Festival is Unique

*  Held every Memorial Day Weekend for the past 27 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.

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*  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.

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