Janmashtami at ISKCON

Janmashtami at ISKCON


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ISKCON Juhu Janamastami

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmashtami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shraavan. Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as son of Vasudeva and Devaki.


“As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord says that His appearance, birth, and activities, are all transcendental, and one who understands them factually becomes immediately eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world. “ – Chapter 3: Birth of Lord Krishna,Krishna Book by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad gita, Chapter 4 text 8 describes the reason of His appearance as follows:


paritranay sadhunam
vinsaya ca duskrtam
sambhavami yuge yuge

To deliver the pious and annihilate the miscreants, as well also restablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear millennium after millennium.


ISKCON Juhu is reputed to celebrate one of the largest Janmashtami celebrations of its kind since last 20 years. The next appearance day of Lord Krishna (Janmashtami) is on 14 August 2009.
Preparations start months in advance to herald the appearance of Lord Krishna. ISKCON Juhu’s Executive Committee, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Committee and Janmashtami Festival Committee work tirelessly to ensure that the thousands of devotees and visitors who flock to the temple have comfortable darshan of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari on Janmashtami day and the midnight when the appearance of the Lord is celebrated.


ISKCON celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, one of the most venerated incarnations in the Hindu dharma with auspicious celebrations throughout the day. With preparations started over months in advance, ISKCON observes the largest and peculiar Janmashtami celebrations since the last 20 years.

The celebrations will begin at 4:30 am with the Mangal Aarti, followed by the Guru Puja at 7:30 am. The devotees will then offer their prayers through Kirtans and Bhajans throughout the day. The birth of the Lord will then be marked by Maha Abhishek and Bhoga offering at midnight, followed by the Maha Aarti.

Indulge in the true spirit of Janmashtami and experience the blessings for yourself. You can also watch the festivities and the Abhishek Live on www.iskconmumbai.com.

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