Krishna Janmashtmi on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.

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Our forthcoming function at temple is Krishan Janmastmi on Wednesday August 24th , 2016 from 7:00pm to midnight. Please join us in Pooja, on going bhajans and Aarti at midnight.

 Temple will be open from 9:00AM to midnight on Aug 24th, 2016.

 There will be Vrat Ka Khana  for those devotees who are on fast on Aug 24th. Preeti Bhojan (Dinner) will be served by Nand Kumar and Erich Fussl.

For more information, email us at Looking forward to everybody’s support in making this function a big success!!

Krishna Janmashtmi

Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

The festival is celebrated
on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna’s youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God’s playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of curd and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav, which celebrates the occasion when Nanda Baba distributed gifts to the community in honour of the birth.

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