27th Aug to 31st Aug
6:30pm to 9:45pm
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan
Divine Swing Festival
This festival is celebrated to commemorate the childhood pastimes of Sri Krishna with His friends, the young cowherd boys and girls, swinging underneath the trees.
6:30pm to 7:00pm – Sandhya Arati/Kirtan
7:20pm to 8:45pm – Jhulan Mahamotsav
8:45pm to 9:30pm – Prasadam
A grand arati is performed to the accompaniment of the Gaura Arati, a song composed by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. After the arati, the Deities are pulled on a gorgeously decorated swing.
The day’s celebrations end with the distribution of sumptuous prasadam.
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Divine Swing Festival
Jhulana-yatra is a festival to celebrate Radha Krishna’s pastime of swinging on a golden swing everyday for 5 days.
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan is decorated nicely and seated on a swing. All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship’s swing.
In this regard Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa states,
To please Sri Hari, devotees hold numerous festivals on every occasion and continuously perform sankirtana. According to their ability, the devotees serve the Lord during the summer by placing Him on the boat, taking Him out on a procession, applying sandalwood on His body, fanning Him with chamara, decorating Him with jeweled necklaces, offering Him palatable foodstuffs, and bringing Him out to swing Him in the pleasant moonlight.
Contribute towards decorating the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan with colourful flower garlands (Pushpalankara Seva) on the day of Sri Jhulan Yatra.
Sponsor the grand Jhula (swing) of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, who will be swung on a beautifully decorated swing.
Be a sponsor of prasada served to all the guests who participate in this festival.
General contribution to this festival in support of the divine swing festival of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan.
BE A VOLUNTEER
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We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers who can commit to it.
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Thank you for considering this opportunity to join our team and help make this festival successful.