This Mega Spiritual Event will be held on 3rd September
Gurugram : Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on 3rd September in ISKCON Temple ,Gurugram located at Sohna Road, Badshahpur The temple management is fully prepared for this mega spiritual event with a plethora of preparations with different fanfare and activities.
The day will commence with Mangal Arti at 4.30 am onwards on 3rd September and festive spree will continue till the midnight Arati. A variety of programs will take place to entertain the guests. “We have made brisk preparation to make its a grand occasion. The Altar will be beautifully decorated with colourful flowers. There will be continuous melodious Kirtan, along with Jhulan Darshan, Mantra Meditation, 108 Kalash Abhishek, 108 Aarti Competitions, Quiz and Book Stalls and Maha Abhishek in the midnight,” said Madhu Mangal Das, President of ISKCON Gurugram.
Some of the key attractions of the day are :
- Rock Band Kirtan Show
- Beautiful Jhankis
- A grand Maha Abhishek followed by the midnight Arati.
- More than 1 lac people will receive & honour sanctified food during the day.
“Prior to the main festivity on 3rd of September, there will also be Kirtan and discourses on Lord Krishna’s pastimes (followed by Prasadam) every evening from 6.00 to 8.00 PM from 31st August to 2nd September. We request all of you to be a part of this divine occasion; get darshan of Sri Sri Radha Damodar, along with Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladeva and Subhadra Ma; seek Their blessings; and experience the bliss on this most auspicious day,” said Das
Giving reference from the scriptures Das further said that, ” It has been specifically proclaimed in the Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna Himself that He descends on earth to protect the virtuous and the pious from the atrocities of the devilish and the oppressive, for establishing religion in its true glory and sublimity, and for the pleasure of His devotees! Following this unequivocal commitment, Lord Krishna descended on this planet earth on the eighth night of waning moon in Bhadra month during Rohini Nakshatra as the son of mother Devaki & father Vasudev around 5,000 years ago. It is this enchanting and divine appearance of Lord Krishna on this planet that is celebrated as Janmashtami every year.”
The ISKCON Gurugram congregation has a great and rich history. From the fledgeling community that started about 18 years ago, the ISKCON Gurugram has come a long way by transforming itself from a small Preaching Centre to a full-fledged Temple in Badshahpur. The congregational activities include Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, value-education programs, Mantra meditation, vegetarian Karma-free cooking, distribution of free Prasad to the destitute and homeless under ISKCON’s Food for Life Program, distribution of Vedic books, Kirtan concerts, Harinam Sankirtan in the streets, and Sunday evening feast programs.