on Sept. 30, 2011
Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.
The organizers invite everyone to join in the auspicious Kartika Festival in Vrindavan. There will be a wonderful variety of parikramas to the Holy Places of Krishna's pastimes in Braja. Almost daily, there will be a bus leaving at 7 AM and returning in time for lunch around 3 PM, unless otherwise noted. Sometimes the group will also join up with Lokanatha Swami's Braja Mandala Parikrama, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary.
Tickets will be available from the newly renovated Information Center next to the temple, and all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples and accompanied family members are free!
The 30th of November is the Holy Disappearance Day Festival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Leading up to this day, every evening, senior disciples will be relating their memories of Srila Prabhupada. One day before, devotees will take Srila Prabhupada in the very same palanquin from 1977 for a grand Sankirtan Procession past all the Goswami temples in Vrindavan.
11 7:00 AM Vrindavan Temples
12 5:00 PM Moonlit Giriraja Parikrama
14 7:00 AM Radha Kunda - Kusum Sarovar
15 7:00 AM Madhuvan Talavan
16 7:00 AM Javat - Ter Kadamba - Lunch at Vrinda Kunda
17 9:30 AM Narottama Das Disap. Radha Gokulananda Mandir
18 7:00 AM Barsana
19 7:00 AM Mansarovar, Bandhirvan, Baelvan Return by Boat
20 8:00 PM Midnight Bathing at Radha Kunda
22 7:00 AM Badrinatha
24 5:00 AM Kamyavan
25 7:00 AM Nandagram lunch at Vrinda Kunda
26 7:00 AM Raval and Gokula (Divali)
27 Govardhan Puja
28 5:00 AM Giriraja Parikrama
29 7:00 AM Srila Prabhupada's Procession to Goswami Temples
30 Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day
5 7:00 AM Ram Ghat - Chir Ghat
6 4:30 PM All night Kirtan in Vrinda Kunda
7 7:30 AM Tulasi Shaligram Vivah Vrinda Kunda