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Instructions for Kartik

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  • hemantag
    Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math ... Auspicious month of Kartik ... Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all months. Kartika month is
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 12, 2005
      Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
      -----------------------------
      Auspicious month of Kartik
      ---------------------------
      Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
      months. Kartika month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krsna. This
      month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will
      yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartika Vrata lasts
      for one hundred lifetimes, whereas ordinary vratas only last for one
      lifetime!
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Essence is to do more devotional practice during this month.

      Those who have not started one month long Kartik Vrata from Ekadasi,
      can start after Purnima. Kartik starts in west from Oct 14th. They
      can still end it on Utthan Ekadashi on 12nd Nov and observe the
      festival of the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti
      Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj.
      Optionally they can observe the Bhisma Panchak for next five days till
      Purnima.

      Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math observe the intense sadhana of eight
      period of devotional service as mentioned in the Bhajan Rahasya along
      with Braja Mandal Parikrama. Srila Gurudev recommends that everyone
      should try to come for the Kartik Vrata observance,
      atleast for few days. They can go to any branch of the math near to
      them.
      For the devotees not living near the Math, Srila Gurudev recommends
      the following practices for Kartik Vrata. Everybody should try to
      follow atleast some portion of it according to their capacity.
      ----------------------------------------------
      1. Daily offer a ghee lamp to Krsna and sing the Damodarastakam,
      meditating on meaning. Srila Guru Maharaj has translated the
      Damodarastakam in English. It is included in the Kartik Handbook.

      2. One should always remember Supreme Lord Hari. Devotees should try
      to do more Harinam Chanting. Do extra rounds and more kirtana.

      3. Hear Srimad Bhagavatam, daily in association of exalted Vaisnavas,
      if possible. All other duties should be given up in favor of hearing
      the scriptures from sadhus during this month. It is most benificial
      to recite and read Gajendra Moksha Lila-stava from 8th canto of
      Srimad Bhagavatam, which teaches complete surrender/dependence of
      Supreme Lord.

      4. Eat only prasadam. There are some food restriction to be followed
      in the month of Kartik.

      5. Daily recite Siksastaka of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and
      meditate on its meaning. Read the commentary on Sikastaka by
      Bhaktivinode Thakur as recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
      Saraswati Prabhupada. In the Bhajan Rahasya translation, Srila
      Gurudev has covered the commentary of Sikastaka.
      (In Kartik Handbook)

      6. Daily Read the the Updeshamrata of Srila Rupa Goswami as
      recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada.

      7. Daily offer lamp to Tulsi devi and pray for eternal residence in
      Vrndavana and eternal service of the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
      Do 4 parikrama (circumbulation) of Tulasi.

      8. Make nice offerings for Krishna. Devotees should observe the
      festival of Annakuta, Giriraj Govardhan Puja. Srila Gurudev has
      written about the the Giriraj Goverdhan in Kartik Handbook.

      9. Associate more with devotees.

      10. 12 Nov 2005 Monday is the 101th Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti
      Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaj, the founder-acharya of Sree Chaitanya
      Gaudiya Math. All devotees should observe that.

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Kartik Hanbook in PDF format is available at:

      http://www.sreecgmath.org/files/kartik_handbook.pdf

      if you face any problem in downloading. or you want it in your email.
      Please write to us at : gokul@... (gokul at sreecgmath.org)
    • hemantag
      Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math ... Auspicious month of Kartik ... Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all months. Kartika month is
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 28, 2006
        Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
        -----------------------------
        Auspicious month of Kartik
        ---------------------------
        Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
        months. Kartika month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krsna. This
        month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will
        yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartika Vrata lasts for
        one hundred lifetimes, whereas ordinary vratas only last for one lifetime!
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        Essence is to do more devotional practice during this month.

        One can start the observance of one month long Kartik Vrata from
        Ekadasi i.e Oct.3. They can end it on Utthan Ekadashi on 2nd Nov and
        observe the festival of the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila
        Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj.
        Optionally they can observe the Bhisma Panchak for next five days till
        Purnima.

        Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math observe the intense sadhana of eight
        period of devotional service as mentioned in the Bhajan Rahasya along
        with Braja Mandal Parikrama. Srila Gurudev recommends that everyone
        should try to come for the Kartik Vrata observance,
        atleast for few days. They can go to any branch of the math near to
        them. For the devotees not living near the Math, Srila Gurudev
        recommends the following practices for Kartik Vrata. Everybody should
        try to follow atleast some portion of it according to their capacity.
        ----------------------------------------------
        1. Daily offer a ghee lamp to Krsna and sing the Damodarastakam,
        meditating on meaning. Srila Guru Maharaj has translated the
        Damodarastakam in English. It is included in the Kartik Handbook.

        2. One should always remember Supreme Lord Hari. Devotees should try
        to do more Harinam Chanting. Do extra rounds and more kirtana.

        3. Hear Srimad Bhagavatam, daily in association of exalted Vaisnavas,
        if possible. All other duties should be given up in favor of hearing
        the scriptures from sadhus during this month. It is most benificial to
        recite and read Gajendra Moksha Lila-stava from 8th canto of
        Srimad Bhagavatam, which teaches complete surrender/dependence of
        Supreme Lord.

        4. Eat only prasadam. There are some food restriction to be followed
        in the month of Kartik.

        5. Daily recite Siksastaka of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and meditate
        on its meaning. Read the commentary on Sikastaka by
        Bhaktivinode Thakur as recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
        Prabhupada. In the Bhajan Rahasya translation, Srila
        Gurudev has covered the commentary of Sikastaka. (In Kartik Handbook)

        6. Daily Read the the Updeshamrata of Srila Rupa Goswami as
        recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada.

        7. Daily offer lamp to Tulsi devi and pray for eternal residence in
        Vrndavana and eternal service of the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
        Do 4 parikrama (circumbulation) of Tulasi.

        8. Make nice offerings for Krishna. Devotees should observe
        thefestival of Annakuta, Giriraj Govardhan Puja. Srila Gurudev has
        written about the the Giriraj Goverdhan in Kartik Handbook.

        9. Associate more with devotees.

        10. 2 Nov 2006 is the 102th Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Dayita
        Madhava Goswami Maharaj, the founder-acharya of Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya
        Math. All devotees should observe that.

        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Kartik Hanbook in PDF format is available at:

        http://www.sreecgmath.org/files/kartik_handbook.pdf

        if you face any problem in downloading. or you want it in your email.
        Please write to us at : info@... (info at sreecgmath.org)
      • hemantag
        Instructions for Kartik Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math ... Auspicious month of Kartik ... Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 16, 2007
          Instructions for Kartik


          Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
          -----------------------------
          Auspicious month of Kartik
          ---------------------------
          Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
          months. Kartika month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krsna. This
          month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will
          yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartika Vrata lasts for
          one hundred lifetimes, whereas ordinary vratas only last for one
          lifetime!
          --------------------------------------------------------------
          Essence is to do more devotional practice during this month.

          One can start the observance of one month long Kartik Vrata from
          Ekadasi i.e Oct.22. He can end it on Utthan Ekadashi on 21st Nov and
          observe the festival of the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila
          Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj.
          Optionally he can observe the Bhisma Panchak for next five days till
          Purnima.

          Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math will have this years main Kartik Function
          in Pathkot, Punjab.

          Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math observe the intense sadhana of eight
          period of devotional service as mentioned in the Bhajan Rahasya.
          Srila Gurudev recommends that everyone should try to come for the
          Kartik Vrata observance,atleast for few days. They can go to any
          branch of the math near to them. For the devotees not living near the
          Math, Srila Gurudev recommends the following practices for Kartik
          Vrata. Everybody should try to follow atleast some portion of it
          according to their capacity.
          ----------------------------------------------
          1. Daily offer a ghee lamp to Krsna and sing the Damodarastakam,
          meditating on meaning. Srila Guru Maharaj has translated the
          Damodarastakam in English. It is included in the Kartik Handbook.

          2. One should always remember Supreme Lord Hari. Devotees should try
          to do more Harinam Chanting. Do extra rounds and more kirtana.

          3. Hear Srimad Bhagavatam, daily in association of exalted Vaisnavas,
          if possible. All other duties should be given up in favor of hearing
          the scriptures from sadhus during this month. It is most benificial to
          recite and read Gajendra Moksha Lila-stava from 8th canto of
          Srimad Bhagavatam, which teaches complete surrender/dependence of
          Supreme Lord.

          4. Eat only prasadam. There are some food restriction to be followed
          in the month of Kartik.

          5. Daily recite Siksastaka of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and meditate
          on its meaning. Read the commentary on Sikastaka by Bhaktivinode
          Thakur as recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
          Prabhupada. In the Bhajan Rahasya translation, Srila Gurudev has
          covered the commentary of Sikastaka. (In Kartik Handbook)

          6. Daily Read the the Updeshamrata of Srila Rupa Goswami as
          recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada.

          7. Daily offer lamp to Tulsi devi and pray for eternal residence in
          Vrndavana and eternal service of the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
          Do 4 parikrama (circumbulation) of Tulasi.

          8. Make nice offerings for Krishna. Devotees should observe
          thefestival of Annakuta, Giriraj Govardhan Puja. Srila Gurudev has
          written about the the Giriraj Goverdhan in Kartik Handbook.

          9. Associate more with devotees.

          10. 21 Nov 2006 is the 103rd Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Dayita
          Madhava Goswami Maharaj, the founder-acharya of Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya
          Math. All devotees should observe that.

          ----------------------------------------------------------------------
          Kartik Hanbook in PDF format is available at:

          http://www.sreecgmath.org/files/kartik_handbook.pdf

          if you face any problem in downloading. or you want it in your email.
          Please write to us at : info@... (info at sreecgmath.org)
        • Hemant Agrawal
           Instructions for Kartik Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math ... Auspicious month of Kartik ... Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 29, 2009
             Instructions for Kartik


            Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
            -----------------------------
            Auspicious month of Kartik
            ---------------------------
            Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all
            months. Kartika month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krsna. This
            month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will
            yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartika Vrata lasts for
            one hundred lifetimes, whereas ordinary vratas only last for one
            lifetime!
            --------------------------------------------------------------
            Essence is to do more devotional practice during this month.

            One can start the observance of one month long Kartik Vrata from
            Ekadasi(Unmilini Mahadvadasi) i.e Sep.30. He can end it on 30th oct 
             and observe the festival of the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila
            Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj.
            Optionally he can observe the Bhisma Panchak for next five days till
            Purnima.

            Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math will have this years main Kartik Function
            in Chandigarh.
             
            Srila Gurudev is at present gracing the devotees in Delhi. Srila Gurudev will go to chandigarh after 15th Oct.

            Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math devotees observe the intense sadhana of eight
            period of devotional service as mentioned in Bhajan Rahasya.
            Srila Gurudev advises that everyone should try to participate in the 
            Kartik Vrata observance. They can go to any branch of the math near to them.
             
            For the devotees not living near the Math, Srila Gurudev advises the following practices for Kartik
            Vrata. Everybody should try to follow as much as possible according to their capacity.
            ----------------------------------------------

            1. Daily offer a ghee lamp to Krsna and sing the Damodarastakam,
            meditating on meaning. Srila Guru Maharaj has translated the
            Damodarastakam in English. It is included in the Kartik Handbook.

            2. One should always remember Supreme Lord Hari. Devotees should try
            to chant Harinam correctly. Srila Gurudev says quality is better than quantity.

            3. Hear Srimad Bhagavatam, daily in association of exalted Vaisnavas,
            if possible. Preference should be given in favor of hearing
            the scriptures from sadhus during this month. It is most benificial to
            recite and read Gajendra Moksha Lila-stava from 8th canto of
            Srimad Bhagavatam, which teaches complete surrender/dependence on
            Supreme Lord.

            4. Eat only prasadam as allowed. There are some food restriction to be followed
            in the month of Kartik.

            5. Daily recite Siksastaka of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and meditate
            on its meaning. Read the commentary on Sikastaka by Bhaktivinode
            Thakur as recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
            Prabhupada. In the Bhajan Rahasya translation, Srila Gurudev has
            covered the commentary of Sikastaka. (In Kartik Handbook)

            6. Daily Read the the Updeshamrata of Srila Rupa Goswami as
            recommended by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada.

            7. Daily offer lamp to Tulsi devi and pray for eternal residence in
            Vrndavana and eternal service of the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
            Do four parikrama (circumbulation) of Tulasi.

            8. Make nice offerings for Krishna. Devotees should observe
            the festival of Annakuta, Giriraj Govardhan Puja. Srila Gurudev has
            written about the the Giriraj Goverdhan in Kartik Handbook.

            9. Associate more with devotees.

            10. 29th Oct 2009 is the 105th Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Dayita
            Madhava Goswami Maharaj, the founder-acharya of Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya
            Math. All devotees should observe that.
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              Special Tithi-puja Functions
                    
                    1. Sri Krishna's Saradiya Rasa-Yatra                  - 4 Oct
                    2. Bahulastami, Advent day of Sri Radhakunda   - 11 Oct
                    3. Depawali                                                              - 18 Oct
                    4. Sri Goverdhan Puja, Annakuta Mahotsava      - 19 Oct
                    5. Sri Gopastami                                                     -26 Oct
                    6. Sri Utthan Ekadasi                                             - 29 Oct
                        (Sri Utthan Ekadasi - 105th Adevent Anniversary of Most Revered Gurudeva Om Vishnupad 108 Sree Sreemat Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj, Disappearance  Anniversary of Srila Gaurakishore Das Babaji Maharaj)
                    7. Rasa-Yatra of Sree Krishna                             -2 Nov
                    

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            http://www.sreecgmath.org/files/kartik_handbook.pdf

            if you face any problem in downloading. or you want it in your email.
            Please write to us at : info@... (info at sreecgmath.org)

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