Offer a Lamp

by | Oct 29, 2020 | Community, English

The auspicious month of Kartika commences on 29 October  2023 – 27 November 2023.

During this sacred period, we pay homage to the extraordinary loving exchanges between Lord Krishna and His devoted followers by singing Damodarastakam and lighting candles daily.

One such devotee, Yashoda, perceives Krishna not as God but as her own child. When Krishna playfully pilfers butter and yogurt, Yashoda lovingly pursues Him and eventually binds Him. This enchanting episode has been cherished, sung about, and revered through generations. Any spiritual activities undertaken during Kartika are greatly amplified, making it an ideal time for us to fully immerse ourselves in Krishna consciousness.

By adhering to spiritual vows during Kartika, we can seek the shelter of Srimati Radhika, the Queen of Vrindavan. Therefore, we all are encouraged to intensify our recitation of Krishna’s holy names, delve into the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, engage in the company of Krishna’s devotees, and offer worship to His captivating form as Sri Damodar. Among the twelve months, Kartika holds a special place in the heart of Lord Krishna. The Lord undoubtedly rewards those who worship Him during Kartika with a place in His divine abode, even with minimal offerings. Damodara is renowned for His affection for His devotees, and His month reflects this trait by bestowing great results even for modest efforts.

“When one offers a lamp during the month of Kartika, their sins accumulated over thousands and millions of births vanish in the blink of an eye.” (Text 77, Kartika-mahatmya, Hari-bhakti-vilāsa)

You can choose to offer a candle each day, whether in honor of a loved one, on a special occasion, or throughout the entire Kartika month. If you choose to offer a candle throughout the entire month, a special Kartika gift will be sent to you by post as a token of our appreciation.

Offer a lamp

We can place your Kartik prayer at Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha lotus feet.