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'Sri Krishna Janamashtami' celebrations held at ISKCON Temple
8/24/2019 11:22:10 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 24: Like every year, a grand function to mark the celebration of "Sri Krishna Janamashtami", appearance day of Lord Krishna was held at International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple, Dream City, Muthi under the supervision and guidance of Navayogandra Swami Ji Maharaj.
Thousands of devotees from every nook and corner of the Winter Capital, thronged the temple and took the blessings of Sri Sri Gaur Radha Krishna.
They worshipped to celebrate the festival and offered special 'Bhog' on the occasion, waiting in queues outside the temples to have darshan of Lord Krishna.
The temple was beautifully decorated with flowers and lights besides special book stalls were also installed highlighting the teachings of Lord Krishna.
Amid blowing of conch shells and chanting of Vedic hymns, worshippers offered prayers since early morning in temples which wore a festive look.
Devotees observed day-long fasts as special delicacies for the occasion remained an attraction.
Earlier the programme started with Mangal Aarti, followed by day long Akhand-Kirtan.
In the evening Gaur Aarti was performed with kirtan and devotees were seen dancing on the bhajans of Lord Krishna.
Children dressed as 'Krishna' and 'Gopikas' and floats depicting various incarnations of the Lord were the highlights of the celebration.
Students from various schools performed cultural programmes based on Lord Krishna and mesmerized the gathering with their commendable performance.
Addressing the gathering, Temple Manager Nitai Dass highlighted the teachings of Lord Krishna according to Srimad Bhagwat Gita.
After that Maha Abhishek of Lord Krishna was performed with religious fervor and the devotees were seen dancing while going into the state of trance.
At last Falahar Prashadam was served to the devotees where the devotees of Lord Krishna also showed their participation with enthusiasm.
Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana, District President Congress Vikram Malhotra, PDP District President Rajinder Manhas and many others leaders from political and social organizations joined the Krishna Janamashtami celebrations at ISKCON temple and prayed for peace and prosperity in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
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