New Vrindaban to Hold Quiz Tournament on Prabhupada’s Life and Teachings | ISKCON News

New Vrindaban to Hold Quiz Tournament on Prabhupada’s Life and Teachings | ISKCON News

To have fun the 125th delivery anniversary of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia is about to carry the Prabhupada 125 Tournament from Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th.

The event, which can happen at New Vrindaban a month after Prabhupada’s August 31st Appearance Day, can be open to all and can function a sequence of thrilling prizes for the winner and runners-up. Contestants ought to register here, and may have practically two months to review Srila Prabhupada’s life, achievements and his favourite most-oft quoted verses to arrange. Questions can be derived largely from Prabhupada’s official biography Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita, in addition to from A Bond of Love: Srila Prabhupada and His Daughters. 

New Vrindaban Communications Director Anuradha Dasi, who’s organizing the event, felt it could be a enjoyable solution to incentivize individuals to study Srila Prabhupada and the distinctive place he holds within the life of each ISKCON devotee, each now and for generations to return, as our Founder-Acharya. 

As they are saying, to know somebody is to like them,” she explains. “Personally, I used to be actually  satisfied to turn out to be a devotee thirty years in the past after I learn Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita. And as quickly as I learn it, I used to be satisfied that different individuals would turn out to be devotees too in the event that they learn it. During the ebook distribution marathon of 1992, I bought a giant donation, and backed the sale of Lilamritas, in order that I might promote them for half worth. That manner, I distributed a whole bunch of Lilamritas for the marathon that 12 months.” 

Srila Prabhupada gives his Bhagavat Dharma discourses

Srila Prabhupada giving his Bhagavat Dharma discourses on Govindaji Hill in New Vrindaban, in September 1972

She provides: “Shortly after, in 1996, my guru Giriraja Swami assigned me to the Centennial workplace in Delhi, the place I used to be a part of the efforts to prepare the celebrations for Srila Prabhupada’s 100th delivery anniversary. Now that the 125th anniversary is right here, I really feel the identical sentiment impressed, and am considering how can I, in my small little manner, deliver individuals nearer to understanding Srila Prabhupada.” 

The Prabhupada 125 Tournament contestants can be divided into two groups, and can reply questions in a sequence of elimination rounds, with the winners of every spherical competing towards one another till an general winner prevails. There can be no age restrict or separate age brackets. 

Simultaneously, because the elimination rounds happen, the Prabhupada Weekend will immerse attendees in Srila Prabhupada katha. In the mornings, everybody will watch historic movies of Srila Prabhupada giving lectures at New Vrindaban instead of the same old Bhagavatam class, adopted by dialogue on the subject. Meanwhile, Srila Prabhupada disciples will share reminiscences of Prabhupada’s visits to New Vrindaban in a few of the tirthas, or holy locations that he graced along with his presence. These embody the Old Vrindaban farmhouse the place he stayed for 32 days in May/June 1969; Govindaji Hill in Bahulaban, the place Srila Prabhupada delivered his Bhagavat Dharma discourses in September 1972; and Srila Prabhupada’s Palace, which devotees constructed for his or her beloved religious grasp, and which Prabhupada himself enthusiastically authorized and visited in particular person in July 1974 and June 1976, whereas it was nonetheless beneath development. 

Prabhupada and Kaliya the cow

Srila Prabhupada with Kaliya, New Vrindaban’s first cow, in 1976

The event will conclude with the finals on Sunday, when the winner can be awarded with a free journey to India for 2, for which they will select their very own departure date and airport for an as much as 3-month go to. Further runners up may also obtain smaller prizes, similar to a weekend keep at New Vrindaban or an authentic drawing of Srila Prabhupada. Attendees can plan to depart round mid-afternoon on Sunday. 

“Srila Prabhupada holds such a novel place in ISKCON – whether or not in 500 years, or one thousand, there’ll solely ever be one Founder-Acharya of ISKCON,” Anuradha says. “And that’s one thing I all the time wish to promote and assist individuals to grasp. Because I really feel like by understanding Srila Prabhupada, that may assist us at any time when we have now doubts or considerations. Whenever we’re struggling, we will simply return to the one who began all of it, the one who will all the time be our Founder-Acharya. And that’s such a strong factor for all of us to carry on to.” 

She provides: “So, gear up and research up and make Srila Prabhupada’s 125th anniversary one which you’ll always remember! Tell everybody you understand concerning the Prabhupada 125 Tournament to allow them to be taught as a lot as doable about Srila Prabhupada’s wonderful life. To know Srila Prabhupada is to like him, and by loving Srila Prabhupada, we are going to turn out to be very expensive to Krishna which is the perfection of our lives. ISKCON New Vrindaban is providing this incentive to assist everybody deepen their relationship with Srila Prabhupada, our Founder-Acharya, our ever well-wisher, and a good friend to all. Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!”


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