Srí Krishna Janmashtami and Srila Prabhupada vyasa puja festival

                                                                 Sri Krishna Janmashtami
                                                          and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja

Dear devotees, we are glad to invite you to Janmastami on Nava Gokula. After our first and successful Janmastami on Gokula last year we've decided to continue with the same spirit. Last year preparations of Janmastami were a great challenge for us. Tens of devotees got involved. All got done to the last minute and a new Temple room and traditional kitchen served really nicely. Thank to that this year we have the base already prepared. Nevertheless we work on more comfortable accommodation for the devotees on our farm.


Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Friday 23.8.2019)

 5:00am Mangala arati
 5:30am Japa meditation
 7:30am Darshan Arati            
 7:40am Guru Puja
 8:10am Srimad Bhagavatam class

10:00am Harinam in Kroměříž

 2:00pm Kirtan
 3:00pm Krishna katha
 3:30pm Abhishek and kīrtan
 7:00pm Gaura ārati
 8:00pm Lecture
 9:30pm Kirtan, kirtan, kirtan
12:00pm Midnight arati and light fast break
 1:00am Lights out or (kitchen cleannig)

Srīla Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja (Saturday 24.8.2019)

  5:30am Mangala arati
  6:00am Japa meditation
  8:00am Darshan Arati            
  8:15am Srimad Bhagavatam class

10:00am Śrīla Prabhupada katha and offerings reading
12:00pm Abhiṣek
  1:00pm Guru pūja for Śrīla Prabhupada
  2:00pm Transcendental feast

Donation for the festival:

Donation for the festival is fully voluntary and at the same time it is more than welcome. Depends on your inspiration.

Possible accommodations during the festival:

  1. Ashram accommodation on Nava Gokula. We build new ashram for men and women. Accommodation will be simple but still a few stars higher than last year. Ashrams' capacity is for 45 guests. Ones of you who are interested in this accommodation please reserve your spot here:  Kanai Thakur das 723 835 095,
  2. Tent or hay shed. There is also a possibility to bring your own tent or sleep on hay :-).  Besides main bathrooms  there will be an outdoor shower and WC. It is also possible to sleep in the Temple room or in the pandal. However next day at 5:30 in the Temple room starts morning programme.
  3. Hostels in the vicinity. A lot of you may prefer something more comfortable, especially those of you who have family and children. In the vicinity of our farm there are some hostels. Basic overview of them you can find below. Reserve them early so it won't be all full.

Kozojedský Dvůr, Nítkovice, less than 10 min from Gokula (5 km)
Apartaments for 500,- Kč per person per night (depends on count of people)

Dvůr Honětice, Honětice, less than 10 min from Gokula (7 km)
Accommodation for 520,- adult/night, 320,- Kč child/night

Hostel Remiášová Jitka, Brankovice, 15 min from Gokula (15 km)
1 room for 2 persons
1 room for 3 persons
350,- Kč per person per night

Recreation compound Kamínka, 20 min from Gokula, (18 km)
Different prices from 350,- Kč per person.

Hostel Bunč, Roštín, 25 min from Gokula (20 km)
7 huts, each for 5 persons, price for the hut is 1190,- Kč
Rooms for 2 persons, price for the room is 1190,- Kč (extra bed for more people for 200,-)

Hotel Hvězda, Kroměříž, 22 min from Gokula (22 km)
From 400,- Kč per person per night.

If you need some advice or help with the accomodation don't hesitate to contact us. We are at your service.

Festival preparations:

We welcome any kind of physical or financial help. Especially in July and August you can come to spend some time on Gokula and get involved into a blissful service.

Sankirtan das – donations, head organizator, programme
739 634 848,

Rukmini Ramana das –volunteers coordinator, festival technical preparation
605 732 154,

Laksmi devi dasi – mataji ashram,decorations, altar
732 256 772,

Kanai Thakur das – accommodation
723 835 095,

Prataparudra das – head pujari
603 564 978,

Dharaní Dhara das – head of kitchen
730 515 193,


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