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Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Iskcon and Krishna Lila Theme Park

Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Krishna on the eighth day of the dark half of the month of Bhadra. ISKCON is all geared up for the Janmashtami celebrations with various cultural programs.

Krishna Jayanti or Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated all over IndiaKrishna Jayanti or Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated all over India

Krishna Jayanti, also known as Krishnashtami,
Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami, is the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna who is known as one of the most popular and revered Gods in Hinduism. He is also one of the Dasavatara (ten supreme incarnations) of Lord Vishnu.  

Krishna Jayanti is celebrated on September first and in some places it is celebrated on the second as well. Lord Sri Krishna is worshipped with utmost pomp in many places of India. Devotees install the clay idol of Sri Krishna and offer abhishek and special naivedya to the Lord. In the evening, cradle ceremony of Lord Sri Krishna is also performed.

There is lot of religious significance of this in Hindu religion. A fast is observed a day before this festival of Krishna Jayanti. When the clock strikes 12 so it is deemed that Lord Krishna has taken birth in the jail where his atrocious maternal uncle Kansa was keeping his parents in prison. The vrata mainly consists of fasting, spending the whole night in the worship of Krishna, reciting hymns of praise and Krishna's pastimes, reciting prayers from the Bhagavata,  offering arghya to Krishna, and the parana or the ceremonial breaking of the fast.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Iskcon and Krishna Lila Theme parkSri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Iskcon and Krishna Lila Theme park

The next day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as Nandotsav or Nanda Mahotsav in Sri Krishna temples. Also ladies draw the design of children’s footprints outside their houses with the help of rice paste. The direction of the footprints is kept towards the inside direction of the house that indicates the entry of Lord Krishna in their house as an infant.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is geared up for the Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations on Sept. 1 and 2 at ISKCON's centre and Krishna Lila Theme Park located in Bangalore. The Janmashtami celebrations include Gopuja, while Utlotsavam' marks the beginning of the birth anniversary celebrations of Lord Krishna. It will be followed by singing of bhajans and a ‘abhishekam' around midnight. Cultural programmes will also be organized every day evening as part of the celebrations.

On Sept. 2 the organizers plan to distribute ‘Prasadam' to about 50,000 devotees.
Also one of the sevas which is rendered only on that day is known as Thottilu seva. The seva kartas get to swing an enchanting Deity of baby Krishna eating butter.  Another seva that is performed throughout the day is abhisheka seva.  The last abhisheka takes place around 10 pm and is the grandest.  The abhisheka culminates in the most auspicious arati ceremony of the Lord.
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Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated at ISKCON Bangalore and Krishna Lila Theme Park on September 1 & 2. Darshan timings: 8 a.m to 11.p.m
Tags: krishna jayanti, sri krishna janmashtami, lord krishna, janmashtami in bangalore, abhisheka seva, lord vishnu

3 comments

nanda Oct 26th, 2010 07:57 PM

hare krishna........want to nanda mahostav directly

Affected parties Sep 09th, 2010 04:30 PM

Here are a few submissions. 
1. Akshay Patra is not given free. How many of you know that ISKCON wanted to charge Rs 8 per food packet for delivery of the food to less than a kilometer away at Gublala Village. So what charity are they talking about.They get subsidy from the govt and collect Rs 8 for delivery, now what is happening to the donations that they collect? Has anyone audited their accounts?
2. ISKCON dug 17 borewells in the said property and sucked up all the ground water. Till last year over 270 borewells ran dry, courtsey, ISKCON. We implemented an RWH to charge the ground water and now borewells are filling up. 
3. There was an 8 acre lake in the said property till 2004 which has been illegally closed by ISKCON,. We have the photos of them closing the lake. They have obliterated all land records of the lake. 
4. I wrote to over 10 depts seeking information under RTI. Will you belive it that only KIADB has records of the project. Neither BBMP nor BDA have any records, approved plans, tax assessments or tax paid. How is it possible that they are getting a BESCOM 

Subhdip dev Sep 02nd, 2010 07:38 AM

it is a very good image

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