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Deity Installation 7 Day Festival at Braj Mandir
Our 7 day festival will begin on Monday, May 10th, 2010 and culminate on Sunday, May 16th. We will celebrate our seven day Deity Pran Pratistha ceremony! We look forward to your association! Daily services during the Festival are as follows: Monday, May 10th 8am to 12pm Japa, Arti and Prasadam 6:30pm to 8pm Kirtan & Prasadam Tuesday, May 11th 8am to 12pm Japa, Arti and Prasadam 6:30pm to 8pm Fire Yagna, Japa Meditation, & Prasadam Wednesday, May 12th 8am to 12pm Japa, Arti and Prasadam 6:30pm to 8pm Kirtan, Ramayan Movie & Prasadam Thursday, May 13th 8am to 12pm Japa, Arti and Prasadam 6:30pm to 8pm Devotional Dance Performance, Drama, Kirtan, & Prasadam Friday, May 14th 8am to 12pm Japa, Arti and Prasadam 6:30pm to 8pm Maha Seva Day (Devotees arrive with flowers and fruits in preparation for Sri Sri Radha Krishna’s arrival), Kirtan, & Prasadam Saturday, May 15th 8am 24 hour Kirtan, beginning at 8am Saturday, continuing until 8am Sunday Sunday, May16th Deity Installation Ceremony with Puspanjali (Offering of Flowers) and Abhishak (Bathing of the Deities) Morning: Mangala Arti (Early Morning Worship), Raj Bhog (Offering of Breakfast), Shrangar Arti (Viewing of the Deities Upon Being Dressed in Beautiful New Clothing and Jewels), Bhog (Deities Enjoying Lovingly Prepared Food), Madyan Arti (Midday Worship) with Kirtan Afternoon: Uthapan (Morning Greeting of the Deities), Dol Lila (Deity Procession), Sandya Arti (Evening Worship) with Kirtan, Bhog (Deities Enjoying Lovingly Prepared Food), Nightime Arti Discourse on Bhagavatam, Arati, Kirtan, & Prasadam Following our festival, expanded temple daily services will be posted on line.

Date: 05/10/2010
Location: 711 S. Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343
Time: 8:30 am

Organized By: VPS

Cost: Free

Contact: Keshav Sharan (617) 365-3759

Web: www.vps-international.org
Email: keshav@vps-international.org
Directions: Directions to Braj Mandir, Holbrook: From North on I-93 (and Boston): (20 mins) Take Route 93 South and take Exit #7 to Rt 3 South. Take exit #17 (Braintree Exit) off the Rt. 3 south. At Union Street Rotary, take exit onto Union Street toward South Braintree (0.2 mi). Bear left on Ivory Street/John W Mahar Hwy (1 mile). Turn right on Plain Street (0.3mile). Turn Left on RT-37 South and drive 4.8 mile. Braj Madir will be on your left. From Hanover – RT 139: (25 mins) Take 139 East and drive for approximately 7.5 miles. You will pass intersection of RT 58 and RT 18. Take Left on Chestnut Street (1.8 mile), Turn Right on N Quincy Street (0.9 mile), Turn Left on S. Franklin Street/RT – 37 (0.3 mile). Braj Mandir will be on your left. From Providence, RI (45 mins) Take 95 North toward Boston (31.9 mi) and take exit #12/Boston onto 93 North and drive 3.2 mile. Take Exit #4/Brockton/Fall River on to RT-24 S and drive 5.6 mile. Take Exit #19A/Harrison Blvd on to Harrison Blvd and drive 2 mile. Turn Left on E. Main Street (RT-28). Turn Right on E Spring St (0.9 mile). Turn Right on South Street (0.6 mi), Turn left on S Franklin Street (RT-37) and go 0.3 mile. Braj Mandir will be on your right. T - Directions: Take Red Line to Braintree Station and take the bus #230 to 711 S. Franklin, Holbrook, MA 02343. Braj Mandir will be on your left. The regular bus fair is $3 and senior/disabled fare is $0.80

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