Kartik / Damodar month

Greetings from ISKCON Naperville and blessings from Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundar and Sri Sri Radha Madhava.

We would like to wish every one of you a most blissful and spiritually uplifting month of Damodara. This auspicious time can help us to advance further in our final personal objective to achieve Krishna prema, and thus be transferred to the Lord’s abode at the end of this life.

Damodar ashtakam and ghee lamp offering daily at 7pm at the Temple. Come and offer a ghee lamp to Lord Damodar

Kartik, or the month of Damodar, is considered the best of months and is most auspicious for spiritual advancement. In the Skanda Purana it is stated:

 “As Satya-yuga is the best of yugas, as the Vedas are the best of scriptures, as Ganga is the best of rivers, so Kartik is the best of months, the most dear to Lord Sri Krishna.”


Also in the Skanda Purana it is stated:

“A person who offers a ghee lamp to Lord Krishna during Kartik burns away a collection of sins as big as Mt. Meru or Mt. Mandara, will not take birth again in this world and attains to the eternal spiritual realm where there is no suffering. Even if there are no mantras, no piety, and no purity, everything becomes perfect by such an offering.”

This Kartik we ask all ISKCON devotees and well-wishers to make a special effort to pray to Lord Damodar for His mercy and blessings to complete the new Krishna Temple of ISKCON Naperville. Please take advantage of this auspicious time and increase your giving spirit.