Madhav Dave – NHSF (UK) Learning Team 17th August 2014 (Shraavana Vad 8)
Krsna Janmashtami or Gokulastami is the Jayanti or appearance day of Lord Shri Krsna, the eighth of avatara of Lord Visnu. Observed on the eighth day (Astami) of the dark half of the month of …
By Rosie Kirti Dutt
NHSF St. George’s Bhakti Coordinator
On repetition of an event, the aim in mind is always set out to make it as successful, if not better, than the first. With the commitment of over 20 universities spread across London and South zone our 2nd Krishna Kirtan event did just this!
In December 2013 the Krishna Kirtan committee was established, with the conviction that all members would do their up-most best in making it a success which was most certainly reflected in the event itself. With regular contact via WhatsApp, Skype and various other means of communication; the committee were regularly discussing all aspects of the event- from catering and sponsors to advertisement and learning.
NHSF (UK) Learning Team
28th August 2013 (Shraavana Vad 8)
Krsna Janmastami or Gokulastami is the Jayanti or appearance day of Lord Shri Krsna, the eighth of avatara of Lord Visnu. Observed on the eighth day (Astami) of the dark half of the month of Shravan, this festival is widely celebrated across India since Shri Krsna is one of the most well recognised and worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon of Gods. Under the constellation of Rohini, the Lord incarnated to fulfil His purpose as described in the Bhagavad Gita 4.7/8:
yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata (7)
sambhavami yuge yuge (8)
Meaning: “whenever there is a decline in Dharma and evil predominates, I incarnate to vanquish evil and re-establish dharma”.
By Dimple Joshi
NHSF (UK) London Zone Co-ordinator
After the huge success of NHSF (UK) South Zone 9 Hour Ram Dhun last year, National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) London & South Zone organised another spectacular bhakti event; a 12 Hour Krishna Kirtan held at Slough Hindu Mandir on Saturday 9th March 2013 from 9:30am to 9:30pm.
Being a co-coordinator with Jaimal Patel for the Krishna Kirtan, it was overwhelming to see young Hindu students and the local community arrive the night before to help prepare for the event- from decorating the stage to cleaning the kitchen. Seeing the determination and confidence within these young Hindu Students marked the first steps taken towards a successful event and building a bridge between the students and the community.
By Bhavik Patel
NHSF (UK) Campus Team
The National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) (NHSF (UK)) London and South Zone is proud to present a 12 hour Krishna Kirtan. After a fantastic 9 hour Ram Dhun in Ilford, London NHSF (UK) London and South Zone are now holding their next Bhakti event in Slough Hindu Temple.