The 123rd Vyasa Puja Festival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was celebrated on 25th August at Hare Krishna Village. Devotees performed Mahabhishekam of the Deity of Srila Prabhupada with the flower offerings from all the devotees who were present there at the temple. Some of the devotees presented their offerings and homage for Srila Prabhupada in the form of poems,paitings and beautifully composed prayers.
More than 500 food offerings were offered to Srila Prabhupada. All the devotees present performed long and grand sankirtan rocking the atmoshere of Hare Krishna Village with the holy names of Krishna.
At the end of this grand occasion, everyone was served delicious prasadam.
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Celebrating the Grand Appearnce of Lord Krishna, we organized the Janmashtami Festival on 24th August 2018 at Janaki Devi Public School, Jaipur. Hundreds of devotees, students and audience gathered together for this very special occasion. The festival startedi with video shows of ancient temples of Lord Krishna throughout India. Then we had grand sankirtan and bhajans by the devotees.
His Grace Raghav Pandit Prabhu came on to the stage next to deliver the festival lecture who explained the reason of appearance of Lord Krishna and His pastimes. He also emphasized on the importance of performing devotional service.He explained the necessity of rules and regulations in the devotional pratice. He also took on the doubts of the audience and answered them with crude examples.A live drama was performed by "Vaikuntha Players" depicting the Legend of the Appearance of Lord Jagannath in the Neelachal Kshetra or Jagannath Puri in Odisha.
After the end of the live drama, The Grand Abhishekam of Lord Krishna and Radha Rani took place, with audience also getting a chance to perform abhishekam of Their Lordship.
After the deities got ready, more than 1008 types of delicious food items were offered to Them and a Grand Arati took place.
At the end all the people gathered for the festival were distributed Sri Krishna Prasadam.