SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI WEEKEND CELEBRATION
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The ringing bells of New Vrindaban resound loudly, announcing the most auspicious event of the year—Lord Krishna’ s divine birthday celebration—and inviting everyone to attend. The birth of Lord Krishna is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, celebrated all over the world. Krishna appeared on earth over 5,000 years ago in Vrindavan, India. 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.
This weekend celebration infused with prayer, worship, spiritual discussions, chanting of Krishna’s names, yoga, fun activities, and a host of other engagements that connect us with the Lord. Visitors enjoy “The Janmashtami Journey,” a magical walk around the torch-lit lake, watching vignettes of Lord Krishna’s pastimes enacted in the form of skits. A special midnight arati (worship ceremony) of the Deities in a splendid new outfit attracts a large crowd; a maha-yajna (fire sacrifice ceremony) invokes auspiciousness; and a Kalash Abhisheka (bathing of the Deities with sacred liquids) with golden pots is a special event. The festivities continue the following weekend with another Kalash Abhisheka, fun children’s activities, yoga, worship of the cows, a swan boat festival, and another feast, among other exciting events.