Sri Krishna Janmastami on Sunday, August 21, 2011

sri-krishna-janmastami-2011-1Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 21.08.2011 has celebrated in Jayaram Thirumana Mandapam as Public pandal programme. The programme started by 5.30 p.m with Hari nam kirtan and bhajans performed by devotees. The stage and deities were elaborately decorated with flowers and leaves. The rush of devotees for darshan became greater in the evening after 6 P. M. Those who came for darshan on Janmastami day were all given prasad.
By 6.30 p.m Thulasi puja was performed following that cultural programmes by various spiritual singers and then the prizes were distributed for the winners in Shyama (Drawing and Painting competition), Vaiyasaki (Sloka Recitation Competition) and Rasabihari (Fancy Dress Competition). By 8.00 p.m devotees to have darshan of the abhishek ceremony. H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and pujaris performed the abhishek, chappan bhog naivedya and arati, by 9.30 p.m, much to the delight of the huge crowd of visitors. On this auspicious occasion, ISKCON Puducherry released its first issue of the newsletter titled “Message of Godhead”.
 

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