Today marks The Most Blessed Event:
The Appearance Day of Our Beloved Spiritual Master.
Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parvrajakacarya Astottara-sata Sri Srimad A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
We celebrate it with a half day fast, offerings, puspanjali, followed by a Srila Prabhupada Feast
Vyasa Puja Homage
by Vyasasan das
Dear Srila Prabhupada
On this Blessed day, we celebrate your auspicious appearance it this material world. It is with deep heartfelt gratitude, I offer my humble obeisances at your Divine Lotus feet.
Where would I be today with out you? You have given me the most matchless, most priceless gift anyone has ever given to me. You have given me Krsna. You have told me that there a God, and that His name is Krsna. That Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full of six opulence’s and who is the source of the entire creation. You have explained the path of Bhakti Yoga, the path of love and devotion, the path that can free us from the cycle of repeated births and deaths, and leads one back home, back to Godhead.
Often I ask myself the question “who are you Srila Prabhupada?” You have blessed the shores of this American continent with your person, having traveled so far with only a few rupee’s to your name, to fulfill the mission of your Guru Maharaja. A simple beggar sanyasi with so much to give. Who has given more to this world than you? And such priceless gifts, you brought. Your have brought light to this dark world, you brought Krsna prsasadam to feed the starving mass’s, you brought knowledge to nourish the ignorant minds and you brought kindness and compassion to a cruel and heartless land. You have given me more than anyone else ever has; a fulfilling life, and a hopeful future. Srila Prabhupada, I know who you are. You are my best friend and ever well wisher.
Wishing to remain forever in your service