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Bohemians celebrate Krishna's Birthday

This meetup will not be inside the restaurant Kalachanji's and will be combined with Dallas Ethnic Restaurants meetup group

We will be at the outdoor carnival celebrating the birth of Krishna.

Food for purchase and even Prasad (gift/offering) will be given, in other words, some food will be available at no cost. 

There will be live entertainment with song and dance. 

ONLY VEGETARIAN FOOD is available

If you can not make it by 7:30 it is fine - just join us later. 

Be prepared with a blanket or portable chair. 

Bring CASH for convenience (POS may not be available outside)

ALSO - If anyone of you (or group of you) would prefer to eat inside Kalachanji's Restaurant instead of outdoor - you are more than welcome to do so.

You are also welcome to enter Hare Krishna Temple (after you remove your shoes) to see religious ceremony during unveiling of Diety (lots of song, chants, and lively music)  - Very facinating and a great photo taking opportunity as well.

Wiki Info on Celebration

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.[1]

The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September; However, in both traditions it is the same day. So, we have works like Vishnudharmottara Purana saying Krishna Ashtami is in the Bhadrapada month and Skanda Purana stating that it falls in the month of Shravana) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur.[2] While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami.









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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, but did not find the group, was very crowded and we had to go get the blessing inside the temple barefooted, no problem, gave money offering and hope this will help me as well, enjoyed chocolate with coconut ice cream cup for $1.00. I donated $ in the temple but did have $40.00 for a silver dish with a banana and flower! Next time I will bring them a banana and a flower to Krishna. They still blessed me in their own way.

    August 29, 2013

  • David

    I will be outside GURLEY Side entrance around 7:15
    at 7:30 I will move to outside grounds.
    Look for 'HAPPY FACE' Balloons and Meetup sign.
    Be prepared to sit on mat, blanket or take a portable chair.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does the restaurant close. I have been here before with the Vegetarians. As one would say, good eats with great hosts. This was buffet the last time!

    August 28, 2013

    • David

      I think Restaurant closes at 9:00 and your welcome to eat there if you prefer. Reminder the meetup will be outside in the festival - food will be available outside.

      August 28, 2013

  • Tamar

    I'm sorry I don't think I can make it. Since school started back I have been exhausted in the evenings. Y'all have fun for me. :-)

    August 27, 2013

  • David

    Bring a blanket or portable chair, and a bottle of water or pop.

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we wear a sari?

    August 24, 2013

    • David

      Only if you want to.

      August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't believe I have attended one of these meet ups so looking forward. It is around the corner from my work.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • David

    Be aware the Rahja Kalachanjis is located in a residential area and parking is a challenge - so give yourself some time to to locate-circle around to locate a spot.

    Also take a blanket or portable chair since festivities are outdoor.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to teach until 7:15 and have never met any members of the group, but will be there at 8 and hope I will be able to find someone :)

    August 23, 2013

    • David

      Kim - I will have a balloon or sign - I expect to be there till 10ish - the festival will be outside - so look for a group of people who do not look like Hare Krishnas - that will be us :)

      August 23, 2013

  • David

    Just an FYI - I also posted this event with my Dallas Ethnic Restaurants meetup group - and 30+ more peep will join us :)

    August 20, 2013

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