ISKCON Celebrates Rama Navami with Huge Crowd of Devotees

Beautifully decorated Lord Ramachandra with Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman.                               Photos: Thejas Rajaram

Beautifully decorated Lord Ramachandra with Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman. Photos: Thejas Rajaram

By Ravinder Yerram

HOUSTON: ISKCON, Hare Krishna Dham, Houston witnessed hundreds of devotees and guests for celebration of Rama Navami, the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra on Friday, 19 of April.

Lord Ramachandra is a very important incarnation of God, the Supreme Lord who came to the world as Rama, or Ramachandra, in the celebrated Raghu dynasty in the Treta yuga.

Beautifully decorated Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava.

Beautifully decorated Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava.

Lord Ramachandra set the perfect example of an ideal king, son, brother, husband, and master. He is also called maryada-purusottama, “one who exhibits an ideal behavior.”

Festival began with ecstatic kirtan by Jiv Jago youth group and Maha Arati by devotees. Alter of presiding deities of Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava was beautifully decorated with flowers and fruits and colorful outfits, which was the ultimate attraction of the day.

Spriritual talk by His Holiness Rtadvaja Maharaja.

Spriritual talk by His Holiness Rtadvaja Maharaja.

An interactive spiritual talk on Lord Ramachandra pastimes was given by His Holiness Rtadvaja Maharaja from Ramayan and very well correlated with Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. All the devotees and guests were eagerly involved in hearing the  pastimes of Lord Ramachandra.

At the end, a full scrumptious vegetarian prasadam meal was served to everybody by ISKCON devotees.

Worshipers at the Hare Krishna Dham are grateful for this wonderful blessing, thus the reason for the joy during the event in which hundreds of Houstonians took part.

The deities of Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava preside over a welcoming aarati and kirtan each Sunday at 5:30PM at ISKCON Hare Krishna Dham located at 1320 W 34th Street, Houston TX, 77018.

For more details, please visit www.iskconhouston.org or 

Call 713-686-GITA (4482). 

 
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