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!
Get the blessings of their Lordships Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Lady Subhadra by sponsoring the following services
1) PUJA ITEMS
2) ASANA FOR DEITIES TO BE PLACED ON CHARIOTS
3) RE-PAINTING OF DETIES
4) DEITY UMBRELLA
5) DEITY DRESS & ORNAMENTS
Get the blessing of The Lord of the Universe with an assortment of auspicious items on the festival day. Each Jagannatha offering is going to be sponsored by one person or family and the offering costs $108. You will be given a goody bag the fruit offering along with Maha-Prasadam and a special gift as a testimony for your seva on the day of the Ratha Yatra event. All proceeds from the donations will go to organizing the festival and free food distribution.
Get the blessing of The Lord of the Universe with an assortment of auspicious items on the festival day. Each Jagannatha offering is going to be sponsored by one person or family and the offering costs $51. You will be given a goody bag the fruit offering along with Maha-Prasadam and a special gift as a testimony for your seva on the day of the Ratha Yatra event. All proceeds from the donations will go to organizing the festival and free food distribution.
The main ritual in the celebration of Ratha Yatra is the pulling of the chariots to the accompaniment of kirtan. It is stated in Skanda Purana that the sanctity of the festival is such that just touching the chariot or even the ropes with which the chariots are pulled is considered enough to confer abundant auspiciousness and immense blessings to the effect that one’s place in the abode of the Lord is guaranteed.
Your generous donations will used for the following services
When one eats foodstuff which is offered first to Lord Krishna, one eats pure, sinless or karma-free food and such action eventually manifests in one’s consciousness, behavior and life.Everybody needs it – poor and rich.
Your contribution will support the Prasadam distribution both:
On the event day, which itself is gargantuan (10-course meal for 15,000 people, totally free).Our perennial distribution to the needy and less-fortunate — to low-income families, welfare homes and on-premise feeding program to the tune of about 1,000 meals a week and expanding, provided the facilities and finance.