Friday, August 20, 2010

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival at Mayapur

By gopijana on Wed, 2010-08-18 13:44.

“ISKCON Mayapur is happy to invite everyone to participate in the colorful Sri Krishna Janmastami celebrations on 2nd september 2010. Festival commitee has started organizing the festival few months before - designing outfits for the deities and planning for the festivities. Janmastami celebrations in Mayapur is very popular in this region with thousands of visitors flocking the temple on this day to have darshan & prasada. This year, we are aiming at making the midnight abhisheka more grand. Many devotees have booked their kalashas to bathe the Lord on this very important day.Book your ‘Kalash’Onlineto render personal service to Sri Krishna on His appearance day.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sri Sri Jhulan-Yatra in Mayapur

Sri Sri Radha Govinda Jhulan-yatra takes place from ekadasi till Balarama-purnima of the month of Sravana. The youth members of ISKCON Mayapur community take charge of this program. They begin their hard work a few months before Jhulan-yatra starts and organize it as an attractive, colorful and grand festival. For the festival, they select a proper place(this year at Boys Gurukula; near Mayapur Goshal) for the Jhulan, decorate the entire arena with flowers, colorful water fountain, ponds with flora and fauna, and groves. They also arrange a stage for cultural events, Harinam sankirtan and artfully exhibit fireworks. The cynosure of the event are the small Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhava who are brought in the evenings from Their main temple in procession. An essential ingredient of this festival, as with others, is distribution of huge quantities of prasada for all who attend.

Thousands of people come to Sridham Mayapur to take part in the Jhulan yatra. This festival captivates the minds of everyone. It is marvelous to behold Sri Sri Radha Madhava sitting on the jeweled mantapa and swinging. It is even more enchanting to swing Their Lordships. And it is most pleasing to honor Their remnants' prasada and everybody is happy to receive the prasada at the end.

So if anybody takes up this precious opportunity of sponsoring prasada for this Jhulan-yatra festival, it can yield the greatest happiness and satisfaction of pleasing Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Radha Madhava.