april 2023 krishnaarchana 3 Creative Team Publisher Madhav Kochunni Board Liaison Gopinathan Menon Coordinator Shaji Krishnan Editors Aravind Menon Divarakaran Kariannur Krishna Menon Lekha Madhavan Shalini Menon Vinitha Radhamma Design Editorial Courses Competitions Temple Website Location 2580 Countryside Dr, Brampton ON L6R 3T4 Temple Charity Registration no.: 860244110 RR 0001 Note from the Editorial Board Welcome to the third edition of Krishnarchana. The Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton (GTOB) while it continues to be a centre for spiritual upliftment, brings our community together through regular chanting and study sessions on Bhagavad Gita, Vishnu Sahasranaamam, Lalitha Sahasranaamam and Narayaneeyam as well as through Sanskrit classes and other cultural activities like pancharimelam, Dhanu Maasa Thiruvathira Kali etc. In the last few months, the temple has also offered and conducted many special poojas associated with the New year, Mandalam period and Mahashivarathri. We hope that you are all looking forward to the season of spring and the many spring festivals and temple activities that come with it. Spring brings with it a sense of rejuvenation and return of vibrancy to life after winter. For the Malayali community in Kerala and around the world, Vishu symbolizes the time of harvest and prosperity. Celebrated on the first day of Medam, the Malayalam month or between the months of April and May of the Gregorian calendar, it is also the astrological New Year of the Malayalis. The festival is celebrated as a symbol of new beginnings and a time for families to come together and share in the blessings of the land from the latest harvest. In North India Baisakhi is celebrated during the same time with great splendor and pomp. In current times, Vishu holds a special significance as it comes at the end of a long and difficult COVID pandemic period, bringing hope and positivity to everyone. It has special significance as a time for reflection and gratitude, as people take stock of the past year and look forward to the future with hope and optimism. We hope that you enjoy reading the third edition of Krishnaarchana. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Vishu aashamsakal to all our readers. .com