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The 529th anniversary of the auspicious appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated on March 5th, 2015. Lord Chaitanya, the original supreme personality of Godhead, Krishna appeared to establish Sankirtana Movement – the yuga dharma for this age of Kali.

At ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad, the day was observed with all solemnity. The festival started at 5:30pm with Narasimha Kirtan and Tulasi arati. The Deities of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga were carried in a pallaki decorated with colourful flowers in a procession. After the procession, the Deities of Nitai Gaurange received a grand abhishekam.

ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad President, HG Rajiv Lochan Prabhu, gave a discourse on the life and precepts of Lord Caitanya. This was followed by a grand arati with the accompaniment of soul stirring bhajans and Maha Sankirtan. The deities received a wonderful offering of 56 dishes(Chappan Bhoga).

The special attraction of the day was the flower decoration done in the Fountain Pond, in front of the temple hall. The festival concluded with an anukalpa feast, made from non-grain ingredients for devotees.

Gaura Purnima

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The glorious procession of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama in a chariot,
Ratha Yatra Festival was conducted by ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad on February 7th 2015. The procession started with an inaugural function at Durgadbail circle, one of the busiest places in Huballi at 5:30pm. The Ratha Yatra was flagged off by Sri Sri Siddha Shivayogi Mahaswamigalu of Sri Siddharood Matha, Devarhubli along with Sriman Madhupandit Dasa, President, ISKCON Bangalore and Sriman Chanchalapati Dasa, Vice-President, ISKCON Bangalore. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Opposition Party Leader Sri Jagdeesh Shettar was the chief guest. Sri Mahadev Karmari – Industrialist, Sri Ravindraprasadh – Police Commissioner of Huballi, Dr. Venkata Ramana Joshi – Madhwa Scholar were also present during the occasion.

The deities, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama were graciously adorned in gorgeous garments with golden embellishment and dazzling jewels. Seated in a Ratha, colourfully decorated with flowers and fancy lights, their Lordships took their pleasure stroll in the busy streets of Huballi. An artist ensemble from Kerala lead the procession with chenda melam performance convoyed with gracious dance steps. The people of Huballi basked in the mood of devotion as Sri Sri Krishna Balaram casted their merciful glances upon them.

The devotees were totally absorbed in the ecstasy of devotion with constant singing of Hare Krishna Mahamantra accompanied by musical instruments such as cymbals, mridangas, congo drums and flute. The holy names Hare, Krishna and Rama echoed throughout and engorged the people.

The Chariot rambled through the busy streets of Huballi such as Maratha Galli, Station Road, Lamington Road, Koppikar Road, Dajibanpet and Ranichennamma circle. The pedestrians and commuters willingly gave way to the procession to progress. The streets were sprinkled with water and colorful rangoli were laid down by enthusiasts. Their Lordships were suitably welcomed by the people by showering flower petals and offering fruits & coconut. About one lakh cups of Kichadi prasadam was served throughout the procession path.

The Chariot reached Nehru Stadium at 8:30pm. The deities were carried on an aesthetically decorated Pallaki from Ratha to the Stadium Dias. Spectacular fireworks were performed in the stadium to welcome the deities. Sriman Madhupandit Dasa delivered a short engaging discourse on chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra. The deities gave their darshan to the huge congregation of devotees assembled in the vast stadium at 9:30pm with the accompaniment of roaring kirtans.

The festival came to a close at 10pm with distribution of sumptuous prasadam to more than 4000 people.

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Hubli Ratha Yatra

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Lord Nityananda is the expansion of Lord Balarama
and the eternal associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is fondly called as Nitai. Lord Nityananda is the cardinal guru of all the universes. Without the mercy of Lord Nityananda, no one can understand Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He appeared two decades before the appearance of Lord Chaitanya in the second half of 15th century in
Ekachakra, West Bengal.

The appearance day of Lord Nityananda was grandly observed at ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad on 1st February 2015. Special programs like Pallakki Utsav, Mahaabhishekam and a special discourse attracted a huge congregation of devotees to the temple in the evening. The devotees had a spiritual fare with their Lordships Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga.

Nityananda Trayodashi

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The auspicious occasion of Sri Nammalvar entering
into the Kingdom of God, Vaikuntha, was celebrated with all enthusiasm and gaiety at ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad today(1st January 2015). The temple was bustling with activities throughout the day. Devotees were pouring in to have the darshan of their Lordships on this auspicious day.

The day’s celebrations started as early as 4:30am with grand Mahamangalarati to Sri Sri Krishna Balaram. Hundreds of devotees participated in the programs at such wee hours of the day. Lord Krishna adorned as Vaikuntha Narayana, gave his magnificent darshan at 7.30am. This was followed by bhajans and kirtans glorifying Lord till 8:30am. The devotees sang and danced gracefully in front of the deities. The specially erected gold painted Vaikuntha Dwara was opened in the presence of Sri Rajiv Lochan Dasa, President, ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad and other devotees at 8:30am. The devotees passing through the Vaikuntha Dwara entered the temple and had the darshan of Vaikuntha Narayana. They were seen soused in devotional mood.

A special deity of Sri Srinivas Govinda, made out of mud, especially for this occasion was installed for darshan in a Visesha Mandapa. The deity was decorated with dazzling jewels and fresh colourful flowers to resemble Tirupati Balaji. Laksharchana seva – the chanting of 1 lakh names of the Lord, was offered to the deity throughout the day. All the visitors to the temple were given an opportunity to personally offer flower archana to the kalashas that were aesthetically arranged in front of the Visesha Mantapa.

Seeking the blessings of Lord Srinivasa and praying for world peace and harmony, a grand Venkateswara Homa was performed in the Vanamali Lawns. Hundreds of devotees were seen chanting the holy names of the Lord during the Homa.
Evening witnessed the artists of Hubli-Dharwad coming together to glorify the Lord. A Hindustani Vocal rendition consisting of Dasara Padas was performed by Sri Y. Kashanna & team and Smt Maya Chikkerur & team. Vidushi Smt. Sahana Bhat & group presented a dance drama titled ‘Srinivasa Kalyanam’.

Overall, the festival was a majestic spiritual fare with thousands of devotees participating in the day long events with vigour and zeal. All the visitors to the temple were served with prasadam in leaf cups.

Sri Vaikuntha Ekadashi

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This festival is celebrated to commemorate the
pastime of Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhana Hill on His little finger, in order to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains sent by Indra. The Supreme Personality of Godhead performed this pastime as a seven year old boy in order to crush the pride of Indra, the Lord of the heavens. Lord Krishna forbade the residents of Vrindavana from worshipping Indra. He induced them to worship Govardhana Hill instead. The Govardhana Hill is not an ordinary hill. It is actually very dear to the Lord. On this day Govardhana Hill is worshipped in a small replica form, made of cooked rice and other edibles in temples all over Vrindavan. This replica of the Govardhana Hill is generally known as ‘annakoota’. Huge quantities of food are prepared in this ceremony and are very extensively distributed.


At ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad, the festival was celebrated with great pomp and splendor. The deity of Lord Krishna was attired in Govardhana Giridhari Alankara. The scene of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana hill on His little finger came alive in the altar. In the temple cultural hall, a replica of Govardhana Hill was made out of egg free cakes which weighed about 300 kg.


More than 800 devotees attended the festival. Special Aratis were performed. Go-puja was also performed. Fireworks were displayed for the satisfaction of the Lord. All the visitors were served with sumptuous prasadam and egg free cake.

Govardhan Puja

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