Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the most significant festival in the Vaishnava calendar of Sri Krishna Mandir to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna The Supreme Personality of Godhead. Festive fervor hit high and the preparations reached an auspicious crescendo on Janmastami day.
On Janmastami day, festivities began before dawn and continued throughout the day until midnight which was the time Lord Krishna took birth to embrace the world with love, protection and spiritual wisdom.
The celebrations include ecstatic singing and dancing, theatrical performances, dance, children’s shows and honouring the most delicious of prasadam dishes and delicacies prepared especially for the occasion. The Deities were dressed in special outfits, the altar and temple room elaborately decorated with fresh fragrant flowers.
Many people fasted and stayed up until midnight Maha Arati and at the stroke of midnight, devotees gathered around for devotional songs, to welcome the birth of the unborn which was followed by breaking the fast.Every year the Janmashtami Festival of Lord Krishna is celebrated with pomp and show, zeal and enthusiasm in a spiritually charged atmosphere!
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