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JANMASTAMI- The Appearance day of Lord Sri Krsna

September 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The birth of Lord Krishna is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, celebrated all over the world. The appearance day of Lord Krishna, who the Vedic scriptures describe as the Supreme Lord, in this material world is celebrated as Janmashtsmi.

Krishna means “the all-attractive one”. He is the cause of all causes, the Supreme personality of the entire creation, both material and spiritual, He is the God of all gods, and the Lord within everything and separate from everything at the same time. This is the day devotees celebrate His beautiful pastimes, His presence in their lives, taking time to remember their eternal loving relationship with Him and His presence within all of our hearts.

Some 5000 years ago, Krishna appeared on the midnight the eight day of waning moon (Ashtami tithi under Rohini Nakshatra) as the eight son of Devaki and Vasudev in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

On this day devotees fast till mid-night and observe Janmashtami vrata and seek His blessings.

Bhagavad-gita mentions,

janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah

The Lord’s appearance is not like that of an ordinary man, who is forced to accept a material body. He appears out of His own sweet will.

At the time of Krishna’s appearance, the planetary systems were automatically adjusted so that everything became auspicious. Everywhere, there was an atmosphere of peace and prosperity. Auspicious stars were visible in the sky.

Lord Krishna is all-attractive, all-auspicious and all-blissful, and so are His pastimes, which are completely beyond the imperfections and contaminations of the material world and activities.

When one hears such transcendental pastimes of the Lord with full faith and devotion, from a devotee then one is directly associating with the Lord Krishna Himself.





September 7, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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