Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Srila Prabhupada Appearnce day Celebrations 2012

ISKCON-Pondicherry-Sri-Krishna-JanmashtamiISKCON, Puducherry celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtmi festival on 09.8.2012, Thursday as pandal programme and 10.8.2012, Friday in the temple with great devotions and dedications. On the day of 9th August 2012, Fancy dress competition and quiz competition have been conducted and prizes were distributed to the prize winners of painting/drawing competition, story telling competition, sloka recitation completion, fancy dress competition and quiz competition. Then Krishna nama yagna was performed by H.G. Anandamaya prabhu and the sponsors of this yagna also participated. Altars of Their Lordship were beautifully decorated with flowers. A wonderful abhishekam was performed to Sri Sri Radha Madhava deity and thousand of public who came for Darshan got an opportunity to have blessings of their lordship. Long queue of people were seen for Darshan and Abhishek. 1008 bhoga of different varieties was offered to Their Lordships. A melodious kirtana was recited by devotees of Puducherry and Maha arathi was performed to their Lordship. The prasadham have been distributed to the visitors from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
On the day of 10th August 2012, Sri Krishna Janmashtmi festival was celebrated at our ISKCON temple, there was melodious kirtans performed by the devotees. Midnight there was Maha Abhishek (the great bathing ceremony) of Krishna by temple devotees. His Grace Sarvananda Das, Manager(ISKCON Puducherry), spoke on this occasion that all the saintly people and demigods pray for a birth in the age of Kali because in this fallen age of Kali it is possible to back to Godhead simply by the chanting of the Holy Names of Krishna. This is the Supreme gift of Lord Chaitanya, who out of his causeless mercy appears in this world to freely distribute the love of Krishna to people who do not know Krishna.
By his loving chanting of the Mahamantra He awakened the sleeping souls in bodies of men, women and animals alike. Later fasting prashadam was distributed to all the devotees. Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja was celebrated on 11th August 2012 in a grant manner at our center Premises. The devotees offered their glorification unto Srila Prabhupada. All the devotees and public who visited have an opportunity to perform Abhishekam to Srila Prabhupada. H.G. Mahasundar prabhu delivered lecture on the glorious position of Srila Prabhupada and his mercy on the conditioned living entity like us. Bhogas were offered to Srila Prabhupada and Maha arthi was performed and finally delicious prasadham was honored by all the devotees.

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