The most auspicious month of Purusottama - July 18th to August 16th 2023.
Purusottama is a name of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. “Purusa” is the enjoyer or Lord; Uttama is transcendental. Puruṣottama, is “The transcendental Supreme Lord.” So, this is the month of the Transcendental Supreme Lord. It is also known as an additional month, or Adhi masa.
It is said that this month is a SUPER SALE for Krishna consciousness because any spiritual activity one performs, one gets 1000 times benefit!
The Acharya's recommend for devotees to take advantage of this holy month and focus on our spiritual lives by committing to doing extra spiritual activities as our vratas or promises to Lord Krishna.
This most auspicious month only comes every few years so let us take this wonderful opportunity to get that extra mercy from the Lord as it is the BEST month for spiritual advancement
The glories of adhimasa are mentioned in the thirty-first chapter of the Naradiya Puraṇa. Adhimasa considered the sovereignty of the twelve months and saw that he was being slighted. He went to Vaikuntha and related his dilemma to Sri Narayana. Out of compassion, Vaikunthapati took Adhimasa with Him and appeared before Sri Krsna in Goloka. After hearing about the distress of malamasa (the impure month), Sri Krsna's heart melted and He spoke thus...
We invite you to join the worldwide community of devotees who will make a special effort during this Purushottama month to increase their own personal devotional practice. You can find recommended categories and track your progress once you register here.
We also strongly encourage you to not only focus on your own practice, but share the glories of Radha Krishna and Purushottama month with others. We are a preaching movement and we always want to share mercy with everyone we know and everyone we meet.
Below are some ideas:
Offering Flowers / Chant One Mantra
Home Preaching Programmes
goverdhana dharam vande
gopalam gopa rupinam
gokulutsava me isanam
govindam gopika priyam
“I worship the lifter of Govardhana Hill, Who has the beautiful form of a cowherd boy, and who continually plays with the gopas. He is the Lord of Gokula wherein everyday is a festival.”
vande navaghana-syam dvibhujam murlidharam
pitambardharam devam saradham purusottamam
“I offer my obeisances to Navaganasyam (Krsna, who has the color of a fresh rain cloud), who is holding the flute with His two hands. I worship Purusottama who is so beautiful in His yellow dress (pitambhara).”