Radhastami Celebrations on Sep 23rd, 2012

iskcon-pondicherry-radhastami-2012Radhastami, the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, was celebrated with great fanfare at ISKCON, Pondicherry on 23rd Sep, 2012. Devotees and public in large numbers started assembling in the Arimuga Kalyaana Mandapam, Muthialypet, Puducherry from evening on this auspicious occasion. The program began with Tulsi Arati at 5:30 p.m. Grand Abhisheka was held from 7:30 p.m. onwards. Bhajans and Hare Krishna kirtan which accompanied the ceremony surcharged the entire atmosphere. Deities dressed in new garment, decorated with colorful flowers, ornaments and lotus petals, Srimati Radharani enchanted everyone. Her lotus like face was shining brilliantly. Radhastami is the only day in the entire year when the devotees get an opportunity to take darshan of the beautiful lotus feet of Srimati Radharani. Everyone reverentially took darshan of the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani.H.G. Hamsa Avatar Prabhu alongwith H.G.Sarvananda prabhu (Manager, ISKCON Puducherry), gave Essense of Bhagavad- gita, powere point presentation. He explained about the five topic of Bhagavad-gita and the marvalous creation of the supreme Lord. Then Maha-arthi was performed to Sri Radha Madhava with wonderful kirtana by the devotees. Finally everyone enjoyed delicious Krishna Prasad.
 

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