Janmastami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in the Bhagavad Gita & other Bhakti Yoga texts as God Himself. To devotees, it’s Christmas and New Year’s in one, a day of deep spiritual renewal and celebration that effectively finishes an old year and begins a fresh one.
The altar and temple room will be extraordinarily decorated with garlands, and an outfit for the Deities will be made entirely of flowers. During the day, there will be kirtan (musical mantra meditation) inside the temple room. The main program starting at 5:30 pm includes activities for the entire family, a live entertainment program, vegetarian food, kirtan music, dance performances, etc. All of the day's festivities come to a climax at the special midnight worship service. After the midnight service, another free vegetarian feast will be served, with the entire celebration ending around 1:30 a.m.
Free Live Entertainment Program
Musical & dance performances,
Fair in the park adjacent to the temple
Live kirtan music
Delicious vegetarian food
Children Fancy Dress Contest
Cultural booths & more!