Sri Krishna Janmashtami
The Divine Appearance Day Anniversary of Lord Krishna
August 23 & 31
It is that time of year again when the ringing bells of New Vrindaban announce the divine birthday celebration of Lord Krishna. Follow the sound to the grandest 2019 Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival!
It is a time to reflect on Krishna’s love and mercy and deepen your relationship with Him. Join us for days of reflection, prayer, worship, spiritual discussions, chanting of Krishna’s names, yoga, fun activities, and a host of other engagements that will connect you with the Lord and celebrate His appearance in our lives.
Friday, August 23
The actual appearance day anniversary of the Lord brings you an experience you will never forget. Bring your family and friends to enjoy enacted pastimes of Lord Krishna around the lake (the Janmashtami Journey), benefit from chanting Krishna’s holy names, and relish a sumptuous evening dinner. Be enamoured by the Lords Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra at a special midnight arati in their splendid new outfit. Participate in a maha-yajna (fire-sacrifice ceremony) to invoke auspiciousness and Lord Krishna’s sublime blessings, and a Kalash Abhishek, bathing the Deities with sacred liquids.
Saturday, August 31
The festivities continue with the Kalash Abhishek, fun children’s activities, yoga, worship of the cows, a swan boat festival, another feast, among other exciting events.
Fifty Years of Cow Protection
ISKCON New Vrindaban celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of nurturing and protecting Lord Krishna’s cows. Home to a thriving herd of more than 60 cows, bulls, and oxen, New Vrindaban continues to fulfill the vision of its founder and spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who emphasized that cow protection is the fundamental religious principle in this age by which real peace and prosperity can be achieved. Thus, since 1969, New Vrindaban has taken care of its herd in a nurturing and peaceful environment irrespective of their condition or age.
Please secure the blessings of Lord Krishna by helping us expand our initiatives and donating towards taking care of His cows (see table). What better gift could you offer the Lord on His divine appearance day!
Offer a Gift to the Lord on His Birthday
As you offer gifts to your loved ones on their birthdays, why not offer Lord Sri Krishna the best of gifts on His special birthday celebration for His service and pleasure. The Lord in return offers His love and blessings to us, which far surpasses our humble offerings.
Please take advantage of the many ways to receive Lord Krishna’s mercy and benedictions on these festive days:
|SERVE SRI KRISHNA|
|Radha Gopinatha Temple Construction||$20 001|
|Painting of larger-than-life Gaura Nitai sculptures||$15 001|
|Palace of Gold Restoration||$10 008|
|Annadan (food offerings to the Lord)||$10 008|
|Dresses for all Deities||$7 501|
|108 Lamps Maha-arati||$5 001|
|New Dress for Deities||$2 501|
|Maha-Kalash Abhishek||$1 501|
|56 Deep Dan (lamp offering)||$501|
|Yajna (sacred fire-sacrifice ceremony)||$351|
SERVE THE COWS, DEARMOST TO SRI KRISHNA
|Lifetime Cow Donation||$6 501|
|Go Daan (general cow donation)||$3 501|
|Annual Cow Adoption||$1 501|
|Go-puja and Cow Feeding||$108|
This is how you can get involved: Sponsor a kalash and you will receive the following gifts.
|Kalash Abhisheka |
|Maha Kalash Abhishek |
|Accommodation||1 Night||2 Nights|
|Gold-plated Exquisite Kalash||*||*|
|Silver Gopalji Deity||*|
|Radha Krishna Gold-plated Deities||*|
Please contact Lakshmanesvara Dasa for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ph) +1 304 312 6539 or +1 304 312 4540