Cow Protection programme in Sri Lanka



In Sanskrit the cow is called as ‘Aghnya’ which means “not to be killed”. The Vedas consider the cow as the most sacred animal and killing of a cow is considered to be the same as killing a Brahmin. The Veda mentions that there are seven mothers namely 1) atma-mata (one’s biological mother) 2) guroh patni (the wife of one’s teacher) 3) brahmani (the wife of a brahmana) 4) raja-patnika (the wife of the king) 5) dhenu (the cow) 6) dhatri (the nurse) and 7) prithvi (the Earth). Hence it is evident that the Cows should be considered as ‘Mother’ with all the sentiments and protection granted to one’s own biological mother. Cows are also considered to represent ‘Mother Earth’ which in turn signifies the importance to honour them and worship them. Not only in Hinduism, other religions such as Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism also prohibit killing of cows.


Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Pooja


Date   : 16th August Wednesday, 2017
Time : 9 am until noon
Venue: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, No 188, New Chetty Street, Colombo-13
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16th August 2017, Wednesday marks the divine auspicious appearance day of ISKCON’s founder-acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Srila Prabhupada fulfilled Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction “Prtvithe ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara haibe more nama”– In every town and village of the world, My name will be heard.

On September 01, 1896, the day after Sri Krishna Janmashtami in Tollygunge suburb of Calcutta, Abhay Charan who later became known as Srila Prabhupada was born to Rajani and Gour Mohan De. His father, Gour Mohan De, and his mother Rajani, named him Abhay Charan which means one who is fearless after having taken shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. As per their tradition, an astrologer was called to prepare his horoscope after birth for the baby and he revealed that when Abhay Charan reaches the age of seventy, he will cross the ocean, become a great teacher of religion and establish 108 Krishna temples.

Srila Prabhupada eventually set out to America in 1965 and established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at the age of sixty-nine. He travelled around the world fourteen times, established more than 100 temples of Krishna and initiated more than 10000 disciples into Krishna consciousness. We are all eternally indebted for giving us Krishna Consciousness and for creating a shelter for the whole world to live in.

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Balaram Jayanthy 2017


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The auspicious appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna, was celebrated on the full-moon day of Shravana which falls on the 7th of August this year. Lord Balarama first appeared in the womb of Devaki as her seventh son (the first six sons were killed by her brother Kamsa) and was then transferred to the womb of Rohini and appeared as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva.

Lord Balarama gives us the required spiritual strength to cross over the hurdles in our journey of self-realization. On this day, Devotees fasted till noon and pray to Lord Balarama to bestow the spiritual strength needed to practice spiritual life.

Lord Balarama also known as Baladeva and Sankarshana, is the first personal expansion of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All other incarnations expand from him. They are both one and the same identity and differ only in form. In Lord Krishna’s pastimes, Lord Balarama plays as Krishna’s older brother. Together Krishna and Balarama enact many pastimes as cowherd boys in the land of Vrindavana. He also killed demons like Dhenukasura, Pralambasura, Dvivida and Balvala. Lord Balarama is the eternal companion of Sri Krishna. He came as Lakshmana with Rama and later as Nityananda Prabhu with Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Lord Balarama is the source of all spiritual power which helps one attain the highest bliss of life and hence the name Balarama. He is the protector of the devotees of the Lord. Without his mercy one cannot approach the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Therefore his appearance as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva is celebrated by devotees all over the world.

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple is celebrating the auspicious day of appearance of Balaram on 7th of August 2017. The day time program ends with scrumptious feast of Maha Prasadam. This auspicious day also marks the end of Jhulan Yatra and in the evening, devotees can take part in swaying the swing and offer direct and personal service to their Lordships and enjoy the cultural programs as well.


Krishna Janmastami Festival 2017


Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
Invites you and your family to participate in
Sri Krishna Janmastami celebrations

15TH August 2017


Sri Krishna Janmastami is the most important festival of our temple.  Sri Krishna Janmastami, the appearance day of Lord Krishna, is the most auspicious day on which Supreme Lord appeared on earth five thousand years ago on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada, during the auspicious Rohini nakshatra.

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