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Nityananda Trayodashi (23 Feb), is a festival which commemorates the appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, who is an incarnation of Lord Balarama, brother of Lord Krishna. He appeared in 15th century with Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, in the village of Ekacakra in Bengal. Nityananda Prabhu appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He especially spread the holy name of Krishna throughout Bengal. His beauty was so enchanting and He was so full of ecstatic love for Krishna that, wherever He moved, crowds of people would follow and become lovers of God. Read More.

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Rathayatra in Ba Town on 23 June 2012 with Vishwa Hindu Parishad.


Ram Navami or Rama Navami Festival is a Hindu festival celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram or Ramachandra, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Ramnavami occurs on the ninth day of the Hindu Chaitra Masa (March - April), hence the festival is also named Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. Ram Navami is a nine-day festival in many places of India, especially North India and Rama Navami is observed on the final day of Chaitra Navaratri or Vasant Navaratri. These nine days of Ramanavami festival is considered as the ‘Ramayana Week’, and the great Hindu epic Ramayana is recited on houses as well as in temples dedicated to Lord Ram and Lord Vishnu.This year, 2013, the Rama Navami festival is on 20th April.

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Shivaratri is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalgun (Feb or March) every year. On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Ma. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. This year the festivals falls on Sunday the 10th of March. Please Read More.

 

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Pictures and video of Saturday's (17-Dec,2011) Shri JaganNatha Rathayatra in Lautoka City. The Rathayatra started from the Iskcon Lautoka Shri Krishna aliya Temple and went throught the town starteing at 10.30am. The rathayatra went in front of the Court, PostOffice, and then ANZ Bank, infront of Lautoka Hotel, MH, market, Fakirbhai and then to the main road (Naviti Street). Devotees performed sankirtan, danced and distributed prasadam along the way.

Diwali Celebrations at University of Fiji on the Tueaday 25th October 2011. 

Shri Jagannatha Rathayatra went through Nausori town on Saturday 22nd October pulled by devotees from the ISKCON Suva Shri Radha Golokbihari Temple. This is part of the Rathayatra festival during the most auspicious month of Kartik.

Pictures from the second day of the four day Diwali mela celebrations at Shri Gangaiyamman Kovil in Field Forty, Lautoka. The second day started with a arati of Maata Laxmi and one of Shri Ganesh by students. Lautoka town special administrator, Mr Praveen Bala was chief guest.

On Saturday 15 October, ISKCON Shri Krishna Kaliya Temple and Gaudiya Math devotees from Lautoka along with devotees from Radha Golok Bihari Suva Temple took the Shri Jagannatha Rathayatra through Ba Town as part of the Rathayatra festival through all towns in the west. Rathyatra continues in Nausori town next week Saturday (22nd Oct.). Please read more.

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Deepavali (Diwali) is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India and around the world. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third day is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house and fireworks are an integral part of celebrations. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones. For detailed information on Diwali festival, please visit http://www.diwalifestival.org/ from where text for this article has been taken.

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The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is 'Padwa' or 'Varshapratipada'. In the North India, it is called as Govardhan Puja. This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once lifted by Lord Krishna. After making such hillocks people decorate them with flowers and then worship them. They move in a circle all round the cow dung hillocks and offer prayers to Lord Govardhan. Read more.

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Radio Tarana Fiji Festival Faag Competition 2011 Part 1 First Prize Winner - NZIS Faag Mandli - Faag By Mithun Vikash Deo & Best Dholak Player Winner - Nitin Rajneel Deo.

The Shri Krishna Kaliya Temple in Lautoka organised the Rathyatra festival in all towns in the Western side of Viti Levu. On Saturday, 17th September the Rathayatra went through Tavua town, where devotees from Lautoka, Suva, Rakiraki and Nadi pulled the cart starting from Tavua College and through Tavua town, ending at the Shri Vrajmandal Dham; the Hare Krishna Centre in Tavua town. There, the Hare Krishna devotees attended arati and took prasadam. Rathayatra continues in Rakiraki in October. Please contact organisers - Shri Krishna Kaliya ISKCON Lautoka Temple on 6664112 to get details and confirm your participance. Devotees could also contact Shri Radha Golokbihari temple in Suva on 331-8441. Also there is a DVD (containing a 40 min. video and pictures) of the the Rathayatra. Please contact Lautoka Temple or email kirtanmandalis @ gmail . com or call 9147746 to place your order. To learn more about the benefits of participating in Rathyatra, please read more.

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    Please see attached flyer for dates of the Jaganatha Rathyatra in all towns in the West, including Tavua, RakiRaki, Ba, Nadi and Lautoka. Organised by ISKCON Lautoka (Sri  Krishna Kaliya Temple). For details or any information, contact Temple on 6664112.   

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Pictures of Harinaam in Ba Town on Shri Ganesh Utsav (Saturday 11 September). Also pictures of Pooja at the Ba Sanatan Dharam's new piece of land and at Dayal Nivas, and clip of Ganapati Visarjan at Vatian Ba.
Navaratri is a very special time of honoring the Divine Mother. Navaratri means nine nights. Navaratri happens in Spring and in Autumn of every year. It begins on a New Moon in the month of Ashwini and Chaitra. Both sets of nine days are also connected to Lord Rama. The Chaitra shukla Navaratri is known as Ram navami. I will be writing about that in the march next year. Lord Rama fought with the demon Ravana for nine days and nine nights when the Sun went in Virgo all those centuries ago.Lord Rama prayed to Durga to give him strength to fight the demon ago and on the 10th day he emerged victorious on Vijaya dashami also known as Dussherra.
According to the Puranas, Durga also fought the demon Mahishaasura in her form as Goddess Chamundeshwari and on the 10th day she emerged victorious. These wars, for a spiritual aspirantsare the wars we fight with our inner demons so that we can progress on the path of self realisation. The nine days are nine steps to moksha and the goddesses give our power to find our higher self. Please Read More.

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Hare Krsna Hibiscus Float, August 27, 2011. Pictures Courtesy of Gokula Bandhu Das, ISKCON Radha Golok Bihari Temple Suva.

The divine appearance day of Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Radhastami is a very special day for all the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, as by obtaining the mercy of Srimati Radharani one can easily achieve Krishna-prema. Radha is Krishna’s dearest servant, and is His pleasure potency.Radhastami is the celebration day of Srimati Radharani's appearance. Radharani is the consort of Krishna. She appeared to Vrishabhanu Maharaj (her father) in the village of Rawal a fortnight after Krishna’s appearance.

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Pictures from the Ratha Yatra held in Lautoka City Sugar Festival on the 30th July 2011.