ISKCON Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple Hours:
Morning: 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ISKCON Atlanta New Panihati Temple Daily Schedule:
4:30 AM – Mangal Arati
5:00 AM – Tulasi Puja
5:15 AM – 7:30 AM Curtains closed
7:30 AM – 7:45 AM Greeting of the Deities
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Guru puja of Srila Prabhupada
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Srimad Bhagavatam class
8:45 AM – Prasadam Breakfast
7:30 AM – 11:45 AM Altar Open for Deity Darshan
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Raj Bhoga Arati
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Altar Closed, no Darshan
4:15 PM – 6:15 PM Vaikalika Arati, Altar Open
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Gaura Arati, Altar Open
7:30 PM – Altar Closed
ISKCON Super Saturday Harinam
Every First Saturday of the Month
Chanting the Holy Names Schedule
4:00 PM Harinam at Little Five Points
6:30 PM – Sandhya arati
7:00 PM – Guru puja
7:15 PM – Video lecture (or remembrance of Srila Prabhupada}
8:00 PM – Prasadam
About ISKCON Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple:
New Temple of Panihati ISKCON Atlanta Founded in 1970. The Temple was first located on 13th Street in downtown Atlanta before acquiring its current location at 1287 S. Ponce de Leon in 1972.
We are dedicated to serving the mission of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami by serving the greater community of Atlanta and beyond; nurture and encourage a Krishna consciousness for the benefit of all living entities as propagated by HDG Bhaktivedanta Swami.
ISKCON Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple History:
The visit to Atlanta Srila Prabhupada was the most memorable for all the devotees who were gathered to be with him. He was visibly overwhelmed by the magnanimous presence of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai-Deities who preside over Atlanta, and the fervent and unconditional devotion of more than three hundred disciples around him. In the opening speech, his voice filled with emotion to describe the thanks of the two transcendent brothers, Chaitanya and Nityananda, and it was impossible to keep talking. That same afternoon, sang Prabhupada Parama Karuna, describing how there is no greater mercy than that emitted by the two gentlemen Nitai-Gaurachandra. While Prabhupada describes the glories of Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda Prabhu, his disciples reverently seated before him, he was the manifestation of the mercy of Gaura and Nitai who could fully appreciate. Srila Prabhupada seeing so many sincere disciples dedicate their lives to Gaura-Nitai’s service was further proof of the kindness of Chaitanya to send him unlimited public. The combination of the beautiful deities of Chaitanya and Nityananda, Srila Prabhupada His beloved representative, and hundreds of followers of sankirtana has created an overwhelming atmosphere that engulfs them all in a torrent of feelings of ecstasy.
During his morning walk at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, Srila Prabhupada accompanied him with the members of the Library Festival, the sankirtana evening at the airport and the dedicated scientists, led by Svarupa Damodara dasa. Our Radha-Damodara brahmacaris were too numerous for everyone to join the morning excursions, so I instead organized a special darsana in the rooms of Prabhupada, as I had done before in San Francisco. Little by little, the living room, freshly painted in white, was tinted with saffron shades of nearly forty bramacaris very well dressed, dressed with fresh tilaka.
“It’s Chris and this is Rusty, everyone distributing hundreds of Back to Godheads a day, his name is Mark, and he’s just joined us from Miami, sewing clothes, like hats and shirts, for men. He joined us at Berkeley, where he studied at the university, he sacrificed the money allotted to the school for use in distributing books to the public. “Gradually, I presented each member of our group in Srila Prabhupada, who thanked everyone for giving their life to Krsna. When everyone was sitting comfortably, Prabhupada gave a lecture on the benefits of staying a brahmacari throughout life. If we could do that, it would make the return to God very simple. A brahmacari does not need to worry about where to sleep or what to eat. He can sleep under a tree or even in the snow. His only concern is how to serve more and more Krsna. He does so much service that at night, when it is time for him to rest, he falls asleep immediately, because he is free from anxiety.
Grhastha’s life, however, is fraught with problems. As soon as one is married, there are so many responsibilities that needlessly increase the problems of life. The wife will demand: Where is our house? When will we have children? Where are my clothes? Food? In this way, there will be so much disruption without any benefit. Instead, you have to be smart and completely avoid these hassles. Just spend your time distributing books, so there will be no time for Maya to attract you.
The brahmacaris enjoyed hearing Srila Prabhupada glorify a life of celibacy dedicated to preaching. They were already experiencing a carefree existence by avoiding the entanglement of the opposite sex. To have their spiritual master confirm their position strengthened their resolve to remain fixed in their vow. But it was not always easy. When Srila Prabhupada called for questions, one devotee asked, “Srila Prabhupada, we have to approach so many women while distributing books in the parking lots. Yet we have just come from material life and are still feeling attraction. So what is the best way to preach without becoming affected?”
Prabhupada immediately replied, “Sex life is an itch. It has to be tolerated. If you become tolerant, then the itching sensation will go away. Just learn to tolerate it and concentrate more on your service.”
Next, one of the devotees wanted to know whether a devotee who dies on sankirtana will go back to Godhead. Prabhupada quoted,
“Yam yam vapi smaran bhavam tyajaty ante kalevaram
tam tam evaite kaunteya sada tad-bhava-bhavitah.”
Whatever state one remembers when leaving his body, that state he will attain without fail. [Bg. 8.6]
If you just try to distribute these books up to the time you die, then you’re guaranteed to go back home, back to Godhead. Is that all right?” At this, everyone cheered “Jaya Prabhupada!” And Srila Prabhupada continued, “By distributing these books very quickly, you attract the notice of Krsna.
Another brahmacari raised his hand and inquired, “How should we approach someone to ask for a donation?”
“You should go up to the man,” Prabhupada instructed, “pay your obeisances, and say, ‘My kind sir, you are a very intelligent man. So please kindly forget everything you know, take this book, and give me your wallet.’ ” The devotees roared with laughter, enjoying Srila Prabhupada’s humorous yet serious response.
Bhakta Mark then offered a hat he had sewn from a corduroy material in the Vrndavana style, which Srila Prabhupada had introduced to ISKCON devotees. Unfortunately it was too small and looked funny as Prabhupada tried it on. He could not pull it snugly over his head, and instead it puffed up at the top. Nevertheless, Prabhupada left it on for a few seconds, until Mark pulled out another hat, of a larger size. Still this was too tight, but Srila Prabhupada accepted it with a smile, saying, “It can be used.” Mark had given each of the brahmacaris on the party a similar hat as a part of our unofficial uniform, and now that Srila Prabhupada also had one, we felt that he was identified with our party-its commander in chief-which in fact he was.
– From the “Servant of the Servant” by HH Tamala Krsna Goswami
Atlanta Temple Bhakti Study Times:
Fridays 7:00 PM Bhagavad-gita , Caitanya Caritamrita, etc.
Lead by: Goparaja das firstname.lastname@example.org 404-855-6143 mobile 404-713-5182
Sundays 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Bhagavad-gita Study
Lead by: Balabadara das email@example.com 404-820-5308
Daily Morning Class 8:00 AM Srimad Bhagavatam
Lead by: Resident Devotee
ISKCON Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple Address:
1287 S Ponce De Leon Ave NE,
GA 30306, USA
Phone: +1 404-377-8680