The month of Kartik is glorious and worshipable, for it grants the performer of devotional services 1,000 times the benefit of the service performed, thus making it the perfect time to render service unto the Lord, the vaishnavas, cows and the holy dham. Kartik, also known as Damondar maas, is a reservoir of all auspiciousness and grants all sorts of spiritual and material merits upon the faithful devotees performing services during this time.
Although performing seva personally, like offering lamps to the Lord, cooking for him, sowing dresses, personally serving the vaishnavas with prasad and gifts, feeding the cows, visiting holy places and so forth is certainly the best, it is also always most beneficial and often times most convenient to donate one’s hard earned Laxmi in the service of the Lord in the temple. Facilitating this, ISKCON Vrindavan is providing everyone with an opportunity to donate for ‘Your day in Vrindavan’. By giving Rs.21,000 only, the donor will be blessed with the benefits of having performed Rajabhog Arati of Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Krishna Balaram and Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Go seva, propagation of Yuga dharma Harinaam Sankirtan by serving the 24 hrs kirtan department, feeding the vrajavasis and serving the vaishnavas.
Since the purpose of ‘Your day in Vrindavan’ is to encourage one to perform all the services that one would ideally perform while being in Vraja, specially during such a holy month as Kartik, we have ensured to not miss out any of the vital services that are very pleasing to Krishna and grant one with the greatest spiritual merit. By serving the Vrajavasis prasad and providing resources for the service of the devotees, you shall be blessed with the eligibility to approach the Lord and perform other services, for without the blessings of the Vaishnavas and Vrajavasis, no one can possibly approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is completely controlled by the love of his devotees and can be rightfully said to be the property of his dear Vrajavasis. Thus attaining there blessings are imperative.
Thereafter, we shall serve the cows, who are most dear to Govinda the maintainer of the Cows, on your behalf and gain their affectionate blessings for your spiritual upliftment and material well being. We can thus approach and serve the Lord after having first gained the blessings of the Vaishnavas, Vrajavasis and the Cows. We may have our desires of how we would like to serve the Lord, but a true devotee would first endeavor to serve Krishna in accordance with the Lord’s desire and instructions. In the Bhagawat Gita, Krishna says that the devotee who preaches his names and glories is most dear to him and this implies that singing the names of the Lord is the greatest service that one could render and this was also preached by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. In order to please the Lord, your donation will be utilized to support the 24 hrs Kirtan department, the sole purpose of which is to sing and chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. At last the highest perfection of serving the Lord with the Rajabhog Arati will also be included in this program.
Seeing that such a glorious opportunity and such a nice program do not come every other day, we would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of this chance for rendering service in Sri Vrindavan Dham and thus make their lives successful.