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How to make your home clean and comfortable for Lord

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  1. 1. Bhakti Home (Sraddha Kutir) Building meaningful relationships with all members of our communities… Recognizing every devotional home as an abode of faith…
  2. 2. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura The Acarya of Congregational Preaching • Family man • Government- Official • Judge • Teacher • Writer • Leader • Missionary
  3. 3. Despite his many family- responsibilities, Bhaktivinoda Thakura was a committed preacher. He strongly impressed upon his children the importance of spreading Krishna Consciousness.
  4. 4. The Value of Krishna Conscious Family Life
  5. 5. “Everyone can establish a small temple in his house, and he can begin family- wise-himself, his wife, his children. That is wanted. This Krsna consciousness movement wants to see that every house has become a temple of Krsna. That is our program.” (Lecture by Srila Prabhupada, 13 December 1972)
  6. 6. Purpose of Sraddha-kutir  1. To recognize the efforts of all those who endeavor to spiritualize their life and environment.  2. To express appreciation for their contribution to the fulfillment of Srila Prabhupada’s mission.  3. To facilitate devotees receiving proper support and care.  4. To establish meaningful relationships amongst members of our community.  5. To acknowledge every Bhakti Home as an active center of Krsna consciousness and a reference point for those seeking spirituality.
  7. 7. Minimum standard for a Bhakti Home (Sraddha-kutir):  Each member is at least favorable to Krsna consciousness.  Only vegetarian food is consumed within the home  At least one member of the household is daily chanting a fixed number of rounds of the Hare Krsna maha- mantra
  8. 8. How can communities be benefitted by Bhakti Homes?  Supporting each other to address common issues  Strengthening devotees’ friendship  Joining together with other Bhakti Homes to organize programs  Encouraging the youth to form groups and engage their talents and innovative ideas  Participating more in temple services
  9. 9. Please contact us at: Email: Facebook ISKCON Mayapur Chakra Building, office 127-128