0049 (0)8583 316 info@simhachalam.de

41th Narasimha Caturdasi and Kirtan Simha

17th - 22th May 2024 (Registration opens in March)

 

Welcome to the most unique Narasimha Festival in all Europe!

41 years after the installation ceremony in 1982, we celebrate Narasimhadeva in great opulence with Special-Darshans, unique and extensive Maha-Abhishek, powerful Narasimha-Yagnas, profound Katha, and of course devoted Kirtans and delicious Maha-Prasadam

Dear friends and devotees of Sri Sri Prahlada Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, dear community of Simhachalam from far and near,

We would now like to celebrate the 41th Narasimha Caturdasi and Kirtan Simha here in Simhachalam with you!

We owe this milestone of the greatest festival of the year and the power of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva to our long-time senior devotees and companions, all of whom have made their valuable contribution!

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 41th Narasimha Caturdasi!

We are very much looking forward to our time together!

HARE KRSNA

Your servants from Simhachalam

Registration

In order to optimally prepare for your visit, we kindly ask you to briefly register your participation!

Get a glimpse from our previous Narasimha Caturdasi celebration in May 2022 of how Narasimhadeva is celebrated in Simhachalam!

  Guests of Honour

For the pleasure of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, we await the guests of honour pictured here. Updates follow constantly.

HH Sacinandana Swami

HH Sacinandana Swami

  Kirtaniyas

For the pleasure of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, we await the following Kirtaniyas who will

Ojasvi Kirtan

Ojasvi Kirtan

   Schedulue

Everyday KIRTAN or KATHA from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Experience an unforgettable Narasimha Caturdasi with numerous highlights over 5 festival days


Seminare

“The Art of Real Transformation” with HH Sacinandana Maharaj on 05.05.23 at 11:00 am & 4:00 pm, 06.05.23 at 11:00 am, 07.05.23 at 11:00 am.

In this seminar we will explore the amazing power of specific devotional practices, mindsets and Lord Narasimhadeva’s astonishing mercy that affect the transformation of the heart.

 

“The Prayers of Prahlad Maharaj” with HG Krishna Prema Rupa Prabhu on 03.05.23 at 4:00 pm

 

Seminar (Topic TBC) with HH Krishna Kshetra Maharaj on 06.05.23 at 3:00 pm and on 07.05.23 at 4:00 pm

 

“Our Hiranyakashipu within” Seminar with HG Devaki Mataji on 03.05.23 at 11:00 am

3. May, Wednesday

– Adivas Ceremony & Pavitram Outfit –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture with HH Bhakti Bhusana Maharaj
9:00 am
Breakfast – Prasadam
10:00 am
Kirtan Slots (TBC)
11:00 am
Seminar “Our Hiranyakashipu within” with HG Devaki Mataji
2:00 pm
Lunch – Prasadam
4:00 pm
Seminar “The Prayers of Prahlad Maharaj” with HG Krishna Prema Rupa Prabhu
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:00 pm
Garuda Puja (Flying Out)
8:00 pm
Adivas Ceremony & Pavitram Mala Puja
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 1

 

4. May, Thursday

– Narasimha Caturdasi –

 

04:20 am
Suprabhatam, Waking Up of the Lord with Mantra-Recitation
04:30 am
Mangala Arati – Darshan I
05:15 am
Japa-Meditation
06:00 am
Oil-Abhishekam – Darshan II
07:15 am
Srila Prabhupada Guru-Puja
07:30 am
Narasimha Deity Greeting – Silver Darshan III
07:45 am
Narasimha Bhagavath Katha with HH Krishna Kshetra Swami, HH Sacinandana Swami, HH Bhakti Bhusana Swami, HH Bhakti Vaibhava Swami
9:30 am
Dramatic “Narasimha” Reading with Parividha Prabhu and Devotee-Ensemble
10:00 am Simple Breakfast for Non-Fasters
10:00 am
Kirtan Slots (TBC)
11:00 am
Sri Sri Prahlad Laksmi Narasimha Maha Abhishekam – Darshan IV & V
2:30 am
Flower-Outfit – Darshan VI
3:00 pm Cultural Program in Templeroom: Dance and Theater
3:30 pm
Drama Presentation No.1 “Govardhan” with Parividha Prabhu and Devotee-Ensemble
4:00 pm
Traditional Indian Dance with Rasabihari Mataji
5:00 pm
Vahana Parikrama – Darshan VII
6:30 pm
Gaura Aratik mit Sri Pancha Tattva Picture and Kirtan
8:24 pm
Sunset – MAHA Darshan VIII with new Gold-Kavacha
9:15 pm
Break the Fast with Maha- Prasadam Feast
End of Day 2

 

5. May, Friday

– Sandesh Outfit-

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture with HH Bhakti Vaibhava Maharaj
9:00 am
Sandesh-Outfit Sringara Darshan
9:30 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
10:00 am
Kirtan Slots (TBC)
11:00 am
Seminar “The Art of Real Transformation” Part I with HH Sacinandana Maharaj
2:00 pm
Prasadam – Lunch
4:00 pm
Seminar “The Art of Real Transformation” Part II with HH Sacinandana Maharaj
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:30 pm
Swinging of the Lord in Fullmoon and Kirtan Evening
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 3

 

6. May, Saturday

– Forest Outfit –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 Uhr
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture
with HG Vaidyanath and Jai Goura Prabhus
9:00 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
10:00 am
Kirtan Slots (TBC)
11:00 am
Seminar “The Art of Real Transformation” Part III with HH Sacinandana Maharaj
2:00 pm
Prasadam – Lunch
3:00 pm
Seminar Part I with HH Krsna Kshetra Swami
5:00 pm
Cultural Program in Templeroom
5:00 pm
Drama Presentation No. 2 “Govardhana” with Parividha Prabhu and Devotee-Ensemble
5:30 pm
Traditional Indian Dance Sri Manjari Mataji
6:00 pm
Musical Presentation with Parividha Prabhu
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:15 pm
Maha-Yagna and Kirtan Evening
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 4

 

7. May, Sunday

– Seminars –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
6:00 am
Water-Abishek Sri Sri Prahlad Laksmi Narasimhadeva
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture with HH Bhakti Bhusana Maharaj
9:00 am
Sudarshana Abishekam for Devotees
9:30 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
11:00 am
Seminar “The Art of Real Transformation” Part IV with HH Sacinandana Maharaj
2:00 pm Prasadam – Lunch
4:00 pm Seminar Part II with HH Krsna Kshetra Maharaj
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:00 pm
Kirtan / Katha Abend
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
9:00 pm End of Day 5 and Departure

 

Registration

In order to optimally prepare for your visit, we kindly ask you to briefly register your participation.

In the registration form, please indicate if you need accommodation on our premises, would like a pick-up service or would like to do Seva.

27.03.2023: We recommend camping on our property as the dormitories are already almost full.

Contribution

To make this great festival possible, we need to ask for a minimum financial contribution. Please note that we are obliged to pay taxes and the prices include 19% tax levies.

We kindly ask you to pick up your wristbands at the registration desk after your arrival and to pay on site (cash or card payment possible).

Festival Fee (incl. %)
Price per Day and Person

Festival Fee (incl. %) Adults Children (12-18yrs)
1-Day Pass 24,00 € 12,00 €
5-Day Pass (save 20%) 96,00 € 48,00 €

 

Accommodation Fee (incl. %)
Price per Day and Person

Accommodation Fee (inkl. %) Adults Children (12-18 yrs)
Ashram – Simple accommodation in shared dormitory + shared bathroom – Please bring your own sleeping bag + mats with you! 6,00 € 4,00 €
Camping Site / Tent – Accommodation in own tent on marked area + shared bathroom 6,00 € 4,00 €
Camping Van – Caravan or motor home on marked parking space, shared bathroom 15,00 € per night / van

 

Seva opportunities

27.03.2023: Seva-opportunities are already taken!

Do seva and save fees. This is the option for some of you who would like to avoid the monetary festival fee and are committed to Seva. Full-Time on festival days. Seva is a minimum of 4-6 hours per day.

The main areas of work are: kitchen, cleanliness, serving, parking instruction.

Devotees who can help us with the set-up and dismantling work 1-2 days before or after the festival are especially welcome. In the registration form, please let us know exactly when you will be arriving and leaving (day and time). Otherwise it is difficult to plan the schedule.

EU-TEAM Volunteering

27.03.2023: Spaces for Team Volunteering are already taken!

For the first time we are offering a 2 week team volunteering activity during these celebrations.

Be part of it from 26 April to 10 May 2023 – Caturdasi Festival, excursions and seva in Simhachalam – accommodation and travel expenses are covered.

For all EU citizens between 18 and 30 years old.

Contact: Sri Gauranga Prabhu via Mail europa@simhachalam.de

Youth Volunteering - POSTER

  Accommodation

Unfortunately, our guesthouse is completely booked out. We can offer the following options directly on site.

Camping Site or Camping Van
Bring your own tent and make yourself comfortable on our prepared campsite. Bathrooms are available in the barn or in the temple building.

Are you travelling by van? Please let us know as soon as possible, as we can only provide a limited amount of space for mobile homes.

Ashram & Festival Dormitory
In our mataji’s dormitory and prabhu’s ashrams, as well as in the festival dormitories in the barn, there is the possibility to stay overnight in a simple way. Please bring your own mats and sleeping bags!

Please note that places in the ashram and dormitories are limited, i.e. first come first serve system.

27.03.2023: We recommend camping on our property as the dormitories are already almost full.

Other accommodation options around Simhachalam
Hotel Pilger Jandelsbrunn
pilger-uebernachtungen@gmx.de
The closest to the temple. Placed in the center of Jandelsbrunn, ca. 2,5 km away from temple.

Direct contact via Manju Krishna Mataji, Phone: +49 15229656517

Beim Bergler
www.beim-bergler.de
Small holiday apartment, only 2 km away from temple.

Holiday flats and apartments Jandelsbrunn
www.bayerischerwald-online.de
Overview of holiday flats on the surrounding farms of the temple.

Sporthotel Sonnenhof
www.sporthotel-sonnenhof.de
A car is definitely necessary for this accommodation. About 10 minutes by car from the temple, but in very beautiful surroundings and a great standard.

AirBnb
www.airbnb.de

Booking.com
www.booking.com

  Pickup Seva

We also offer a pickup-service from public transport with prior registration and a corresponding contribution towards expenses.

Please call Bhakta Bryan (+39 (0) 3406868431) Whatsapp/Telegram to book your ride.

Pick-up from the bus stop in Jandelsbrunn (recommended) or Waldkirchen.

Pickup Contribution

Passau (only as exception)

Waldkirchen

up to 3 persons

up to 2 persons

60,00 €

10,00 €

additional person 5,00 €

additional person 3,00 €

max. 6 persons

max. 6 persons

 

Sponsoring

Please contact Amrita Gopi Devi Dasi if you would like to sponsor a special treat for Narasimhadeva. This will also enable us to collect your contact details so that we can send you a thank you gift after the festival. In addition, we can also issue you with a donation receipt (steuerlich absetzbare Spendenbescheinigung).

Mail: fundraising@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 15114386851

Currently, we can receive donations either in cash or card payment on-site, via PayPal or bank transfer.

Bankdetails – ISKCON Jandelsbrunn e.V. IBAN: DE31 7405 1230 0060 1981 57

PayPal – paypal@simhachalam.de

Please write in the reference for what you would like to donate and your name, e.g.: “Donation Narasimha Caturdasi, Maha Abishekam, Legal Name”

DONATION

On the Appearance Day of Lord Narasimhadeva, offer a special gift to Him!

We are very grateful for your kind donations so that we can ensure the worship of Sri Sri Prahalad Narasimha. We are naturally grateful for regular donations as well.

The following is a button to donate via PayPal. You can also choose here for regular donations.


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  Contact

The following devotees are available to answer your questions and concerns.

In addition, the temple can also be reached by phone daily between 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on +49 (0) 8583 316.

We are all at your service and look forward to an ecstatic festival together with you!

General questions about the festival, registration, seva and accommodation

Amrita Gopi Devi Dasi

Mail: info@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 8583 316

2-week EU voluntary activity

Sri Gauranga Das

Mail: europa@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 8583 316

Sponsoring of festival activities and Become a member

Amrita Gopi Devi Dasi

Mail: fundraising@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 8583 316

Questions about Deity worship or special donations for Narasimhadeva

Ramananda Gopal Das

Phone: +49 1757218041

Pick-Up Seva

Bhakta Dean

Phone: TBC

Kirtan Schedule

Govinda-Dev Das

Mail: info@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 15142187856

Sales Stall

You run your own devotee business (e.g. jewellery, bead bags, worship items) and would like to offer your products to our guests during the festival? Please contact Citta Hari Dasa to register and get details for stall fees etc.

Citta Hari Das

Mail: CHDKKS@gmx.de

Special requests and overall festival management

Govinda-Dev Das

Mail: vorstand@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 (0) 15142187856 (Telegram, WhatsApp)

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Ecstatic Kirtans

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Saddhu Sanga

Temple Shop

Connect to old Friends

Delicious Prasadam

Maha Yajna

Sankirtan Festival

28th December 2023 – 1st January 2024

Every year after a month of an intense endeavors in distributing Srila Prabhupadas Books, we assemble to share and celebrate in union. Simultaneously a new year is starting and we invite all to celebrate with us for a new spiritual start. This festival is loaded with many “ecstatic” Kirtans, lots of spiritual association, loads of Prasadam and deep realisations.

Brahmotsava & Radhastami

21th – 24th Sep 2023

Brahmotsava is the aniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimha. Every year we celebrate this festival to remember Srimati Radharani, the consort of Lord Krishna and that we have succeeded another year in the service of Narasimha. This is a smaller festival and especially nice for families.

Calendar

 The following is an overview of other festivals in our community.
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