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KulimeLA 2009: Mela Video Montage Shown at the Ford Theater

A video montage featuring highlights of KM06 – New Vrindaban, KM07 – Alachua, KM07 – Moscow & KM08 – Radhadesh, shown during the KulimeLA 2009 Gala Evening at the Ford Theater in Hollywood. 

In the ancient Sanskrit language, “Kuli Mela” is “A Celebration of Community.”

The main theme for KulimeLA 2009 was to “Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present & Envision the Future.”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Gurukuli Reunion, the John Anson Ford Amphitheater, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, was chosen as an ideal location for Kulis to come together to acknowledge their collective history and appreciate the many accomplishments of the pioneer Gurukulis throughout the past two decades.

Dressed in formal and elegant attire, approximately one thousand Vaishnavas gathered to walk the red carpet and participate in an amazing evening that beautifully showcased “A Mosaic of Our Generations.”

CLICK HERE to check out the growing Kuli Mela video and audio selections on Krishna.com.

The Kuli Mela Association is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to connect our diverse and dynamic global community. We believe that by encouraging each other along our individual paths and by serving together in our shared goals we can make a positive difference in the world.

For more information please visit our KMA Facebook Page.

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May 23, 2011 Posted by | Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, New Vrindaban, Prabhupada, Radhadesh, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: And The Beat Goes On…

 

Festival of the Holy Name

Join in the festival encore! One more day of Bhajans & Kirtans…

Sunday, November 28th 2010 (EST USA):

2:00 pm to 4:15 pm Bhajans in the Alachua ISKCON Temple.

4:15 pm Maha Kirtan with all the Kirtaniyas

Followed by:

Discussion on the Holy Name

Dance performance by the Bhaktikalayayam Dance Troupe

Sunday Feast

More rocking Bhajans till 9 pm

To view the live video feed, click on the following link: Alachua Temple Live (Courtesy of Krishna.com).

November 28, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Catch it Live! Day 2

Festival of the Holy Name

Here are some thoughts, feelings and expressions from the first day of amazing 12 hours of Kirtan!

Radha Dainton

What a nite. AMAZING BHAJANS AND KIRTAN. I LOVE BEING A HARE KRISHNA. WHAT AN AMAZING BEAUTIFUL LIFE WE HAVE.

Yadu Rico

Had a great day with friends and family and amazing kirtan all day. 🙂 Had a wonderful day. 🙂

Rowita Ori

What a day….Priceless….! Kirtaniya Sada Hari!!

Chakrini

The waves of Kirtan are crashing, the sound of drums thundering in our hearts… and the demigods have responded with cooling showers… It’s ALL happening in Alachua!! ‎12 hours in… 12 hours to go… this is turning out to be maha magic!

Lali Shyam

Bliss! I am thankful for my beautiful family of kirtaniyas. Thank you Nitai Gaura Chandra!

Govinda Cordua

What an amazing day at the Festival of the Holy Name! Tomorrow we continue with another 12 hours of amazing kirtan.

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The LIVE webcast continues at 9:00 AM Saturday, November 27th (EST USA) and will continue until 9:00 PM and beyond.

Please visit the Festival Website for today’s line-up of Kirtaniyas including the Mayapuris, Chakrini, Madhava, Ananta-Vrindavan, Manu, Bada Haridas prabhu, Karnamrita and many, many more…

http://alachuakirtan.com/

http://www.krishna.com/alachua-24-hour-kirtan

Audio recordings, video clips and photos are being posted regularly throughout the festival on the Kulimela Association Facebook page, as well as the Festival of the Holy Names Facebook event page.

Brought to you by the Kuli Mela Association and ISKCON of Alachua. Live video webcast courtesy of Krishna.com.

November 27, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Catch it Live! Day 1

Festival of the Holy Name

A message from Gaura Shakti, one of the organizers:

We have been doing kirtan for SIX nights…and we’re only getting started! The 24 hours of kirtan begins Friday at 9 AM (EST USA). Come early to hear the morning lecture on how to absorb yourself in chanting the Holy Name. Then, there will be an invocation ceremony before 9 AM. Bada Haridas Prabhu will begin the kirtan in the tent setup outside. Bring your friends, family, and, of course, yourself to immerse your soul in the vibration of the Maha-Mantra. Hare Krishna!

CLICK HERE to tune-in for the LIVE webcast.

Here’s the updated schedule:

FRIDAY, November 26th 2010:

8:30 AM – Invocation Ceremony

9:00 AM – Bada Haridas Dasa

10:00 AM – Acyutananda Dasa

10:30 AM – Gaura Sakti Dasa

11:00 AM – Bhakti-lata Dasi

11:30 AM – Anapayini Dasi

12:00 PM – Chakrini Dasi

1:00 PM – Sughosh Dasa

1:45 PM – Jagannath-kirtan Dasa

2:30 PM – Purusartha Dasa

3:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Alachua)

3:30 PM – Sarvatma Dasa

4:30 PM – Karnamrita Dasi

5:15 PM – Chaytanya Nitai Dasi

6:00 PM – Radhika Dasi

7:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Switzerland)

8:00 PM – The Mayapuris

SATURDAY, November 27th 2010:

9:00 AM – The Mayapuris

9:45 AM – Nagaraja Dasa

10:30 AM – Mahatma Dasa

11:00 AM – Lilananda Dasa

11:30 AM – Radhika-ramana Dasa

12:00 PM – Bhadra Dasa

12:30 PM – Ladies bhajan group (Rucira Dasi, Parijata Dasi, Vrindavanesvari Dasi, and others)

2:00 PM – Karnamrita Dasi

3:00 PM – Ananta Vrindavan Dasa

4:00 PM – Manu Dasa

5:00 PM – Chakrini Dasi

6:00 PM – Bada Haridas Dasa

7:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Switzerland)

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Audio Recordings From Night 5

 

Festival of the Holy Name:

From Night 5, November 24th at the home of Govinda Romero in Alachua, Florida:

1. Link to an audio recording of Chakrini Devi leading Hari Haraya Namaha prayers.

2. Link to an audio recording of Visvambhar Sheth leading a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra kirtan.

3. Link to an audio recording of Madhava dasa leading a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra kirtan.

Thanks to Govinda Cordua for posting the audio recordings.

November 25, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: 24 Hour Kirtan Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hare Krishna!

Here’s the schedule for the Festival of the Holy Name:

FRIDAY, November 26th 2010:

9:00 AM – Bada Haridas Dasa
10:00 AM – Acyutananda Dasa
10:30 AM – Gaura Sakti Dasa
11:00 AM – Bhakti-lata Dasi
11:30 AM – Anapayini Dasi
12:00 PM – Chakrini Dasi
1:00 PM – Sughosh Dasa
1:45 PM – Jagannath-kirtan Dasa
2:30 PM – Purusartha Dasa
3:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Alachua)
3:30 PM – Sarvatma Dasa
4:30 PM – Karnamrita Dasi
5:15 PM – Chaytanya Nitai Dasi
6:00 PM – Radhika Dasi
7:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Switzerland)
8:00 PM – The Mayapuris

SATURDAY, November 27th 2010:

9:00 AM – Karnamrita Dasi
9:45 AM – Nagaraja Dasa
10:30 AM – Mahatma Dasa
11:00 AM – Lilananda Dasa
11:30 AM – Radhika-ramana Dasa
12:00 PM – Bhadra Dasa
12:30 PM – Ladies bhajan group (Rucira Dasi, Parijata Dasi, Vrindavanesvari Dasi, and others)
2:00 PM – The Mayapuris
3:00 PM – Ananta Vrindavan Dasa
4:00 PM – Manu Dasa
5:00 PM – Chakrini Dasi
6:00 PM – Bada Haridas Dasa
7:00 PM – Madhava Dasa (Switzerland)

November 24, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Reunion, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: Audio Recordings From Nights 3 & 4

Festival of the Holy Name!

From Night 3, November 22nd:

Link to an audio recording of Radhika dasi leading kirtan at Radha Govinda Mandir, Alachua, Florida.

From Night 4, November 23rd.

Link to an audio recording of Madhava dasa leading kirtan outside the homes of Govinda Syer and Tosan Krishna prabhus in Alachua, Florida.

Thanks to Govinda Cordua for posting the recordings.


November 24, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: First Evening Audio Recordings


Festival of the Holy Name

From Night 1, Saturday November 20th:

Link to an audio recording of Anapayani dasi leading Damodarastakam prayers.

Link to an extended audio recording of Madhava dasa leading a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra kirtan.

Upcoming Night 2, Sunday November 21st:

For night 2, the last day of Kartik, please join the live kirtan webcast, from the ISKCON Alachua Temple Room, starting at 4:15 pm and again at 6:00 pm EST on Krishna.com.

November 21, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name: 24 Hours Is Not Enough!

Festival of the Holy Name: 24 hours of kirtan is not enough! Dedicated Kirtaniyas are coming from all over the world and we won’t have the capacity to feature them in only 24 hours. But don’t despair! We have other evenings of kirtan planned with kirtan leaders such as Bada Haridas, Madhava dasa, Chakrini devi, Karnamrita dasi, the Mayapuris, and many more…

Below are some scheduling details:

Saturday, Nov. 20th: Kartik celebration and Bhajans at Ragunath and Yamuna’s house (possible bonfire). 

Sunday, Nov. 21st: Last day of Kartik with Bhajans at the Alachua Temple.

Monday, Nov. 22nd: Bhajans at Nalinikantha and Ratnesvari’s house (Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir).

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd: Bhajans at Toshan Krishna’s and Govinda Syer’s properties, with a bonfire.

Wednesday, Nov. 24th: Gurukuli Bhajans at Govinda Romero’s house (previously the Girl’s Ashram).

Thursday, Nov. 25th: Bhajans at the Temple for Thanksgiving (possible, not confirmed).

Then of course the actual Festival of the Holy Name event with 24 hours of kirtan on Friday and Saturday, November 26th & 27th!

For night 2, please join the live Kirtan webcast starting at 4:15 pm and 6:00 pm EST on Sunday, November 21st, the last day of Kartik! There will be a live chat accompanying the webcast on Krishna.com: http://www.krishna.com/alachua

November 21, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Gurukula Alumni, Gurukuli, Gurukuli Related Topics @ Other Sites, Gurukuli Reunion, Gurukuli Websites, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

Festival of the Holy Name!

Festival of the Holy Name: Alachua’s first 24-hour kirtan festival! Join together in celebration and immerse yourself in transcendental sound vibration. Chant and be happy! Featuring Madhava dasa, Bada Haridas, the Mayapuris, Chakrini and other kirtaniyas.

Join us for two days of twelve-hour kirtan. November 26 and November 27, 2010 — 9 AM to 9 PM (Thanksgiving weekend). ISKCON Alachua temple.

For more information visit the website or Facebook page: www.alachuakirtan.com or Click Here

Brought to you by the Kuli Mela Association and ISKCON of Alachua.

November 14, 2010 Posted by | Bhajan, Bhajan Kutir, Hare Krishna, ISKCON, ISKCON Youth, Kirtan, Krishna, Kuli, Kuli Mela, Kuli Mela Association, Kuli Mela Association - Alachua Chapter, Kulimela, New Raman Reti, Prabhupada, Vaishnava, Vaishnava Websites, Vaishnava Youth | Leave a comment

   

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