FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Sri Krishna Janmastami | Tuesday, August 15th
We are extremely pleased to announce that our center’s resident deities, Sri Sri Radhasyamsundara darshan will begin from Aug 13th 5:30 AM in the morning and will continue till Aug 16th.
Let us know you are coming for Janmastami celebration: Yes I am coming!
9 am – 12 pm: Sri Krishna Sahasranama Archana
5 pm – 12 am (midnight): Kirtan, Abhishek, Cultural Activities, Festival Lecture, Dramas, Midnight Aarati
12:30 am: Free Prasadam
Abhishek – $251
All Day Prasadam – $501
Midnight Aarati – $251
Festival Decoration – $251
Deity dresses – $1001
Deity Garlands – $151
Raj bhoga – $151
To sponsor contact:
Stokakrsna das: 847-274-4032
Sangeeta Kapoor: 630-862-6383
Parking: If the Temple parking lot is full, please park on Bond St. or Wall St. Do not park on the Creek side of the temple parking lot.
Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in the scriptures as the Supreme Personality of God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by approximately nine hundred and thirty million people around the world–and about two million in the US alone.
But why Janmashtami, one may ask? What’s so special about Krishna, as opposed to any other form of God? It’s His personable-ness. He reciprocates in unique and personal way with every devotee who offers Him love—He is the most adorable, mischievous son, the most romantic lover, the most compassionate friend. And on Janmashtami, devotees celebrate Krishna in all of these aspects. For just as Krishna reciprocates individually with His relatives and confidantes, he responds to the distinct feelings and desires held most deeply in the heart of every single worshipper.
So remember that whatever way you worship Krishna on Janmashtami, He will reciprocate with you accordingly. It’s a meditation that makes for an extremely rewarding devotional experience.