By the immense grace of our beloved Guru Maharaj, and divine couple Sri Madhurisakhi Sametha Premikavaradha Thakurji, Toronto Satsang was blessed with Bhagavatha Sapthaham on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashatami. Starting from Friday, August 16 2019, until Friday August 23 2019, we had Bhagavatha Parayanam in the mornings, and during the evenings, we had Bhagavatha Katha by kids from Toronto, Edmonton, Boston, and Virginia.
Every morning, starting at 5 am, about 25 members of TorontoGOD joined the conference call to participate in the Parayanam. Each of us chose specific time slots when we would read Shrimad Bhagavatham. There were also kids under the age of 15 participating in the Parayanam and reading a few chapters. The enthusiasm was so high that people still wanted to read more each day, even after reaching the allotted chapters for the day. The Parayanam was also held for about an hour in the evenings before the Kids Bhagavatha Katha, so as to allow the office goers to participate in the Parayanam.
In the evenings, we had Kids Bhagavatha Katha. We had about 17 kids give a pravachan during the Sapthaham. The age of these kids ranged from 4 to 21 years.
|Date||Bhagavatha Name||Parents||Age||City||Pravachan Topic|
|16-Aug-2019||Trinab Balakrishnan||Anusha Balakrishan||9||Toronto||Parikshith Charitram|
|16-Aug-2019||Dhiya Ganesh||Archana Ganesh||11||Toronto||Kunti Stuti|
|17-Aug-2019||Mathangi Karthikeyan||Lakshmi Karthikeyan||4||Richmond, VA||Dhruva Stuti|
|Sharadha Srinivasan||17 & 9||Edmonton||Bheeshma Stuti|
|18-Aug-2019||Akshay Krishna||Gayathri Karthikeyan||21||Toronto||Vitrasura Chatusloki|
|18-Aug-2019||Adwaith Kulkarni||Hima Karthik||10||Richmond, VA||Ajamila Charitram|
|19-Aug-2019||Madhuri Murali||Malathi Murali||13||Richmond, VA||Prahaladha Charitram|
|19-Aug-2019||Harish Raman||Lalitha Raman||20||Richmond, VA||Prahaladha Stuti|
|20-Aug-2019||Krishnamithra||Sandya Priya Skandha Prasad||4||Toronto||Vamanavatar|
|20-Aug-2019||Rithwik Raman||Lalitha Raman||16||Richmond, VA||Gajendra Stuti|
|20-Aug-2019||MohanaKrishnan Narayanan||Rekha Narayanan||7||Boston||Ambareesha Charitram|
|21-Aug-2019||Maadhurya Manikandan||Jayasri Manikandan||7||Richmond, VA||Krishna Jananam|
|22-Aug-2019||Divya Balaji||Vidhya Balaji||20||Richmond, VA||Govindha Pattabhishegam|
|22-Aug-2019||Veda Shruti Rajesh||Priya Rajesh||11||Richmond, VA||Rukmini Kalyanam|
|22-Aug-2019||Laya Ganesh||Ganga Ganesh||9||Toronto||Sudhama Charitram|
|23-Aug-2019||Aditya Karthik||Sujatha Karthik||17||Toronto||Bhagavatha Sangraham|
|20-Aug-2019||Anindhitha||Sujatha Karthik||6||Toronto||Bhagavatha Arathi Singing|
|22-Aug-2019||RishiGanesh Gnanavel||Sangeetha Gnanavel||9||Toronto||Bhagavatha Arathi Singing|
|23-Aug-2019||ReventhRaja Ramakrishnan||Suchitra Ramakrishnan||7||Toronto||Bhagavatha Arathi Singing|
On Culmination day, we were bestowed with Sri Swamiji’s blessing message conveyed through Sri. Ramanujamji.
On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Toronto-GOD celebrated Krishna Janmashtami at the residence of Skanda Prasad ji and Sandhya ji. We relived Krishna Jananam, as the kids on our satsang carried Krishna across Yamuna from Mathura to Gokulam and throwing curd and butter at each other, like how the Gopis celebrated Krishna Jananam. We also relived a few of his childhood days by recreating a few games, like a tug of war, pot breaking, and Vanabhojanam, that Krishna played with his friends. Dinner Prasad was distributed.
Toronto-GOD is blessed to have celebrated Sapthaha Utsav and Krishna Janmashtami and we pray to our beloved Guru Maharaj and our divine couple for more such utsavs.