Our most awaited and transcendental event of the year, Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival is on Thursday 25th August at 17.30 and Srila Prabhupada appearance day is on Friday 26th August at 17.30. Come and Join us to celebrate the birth of lord krishna
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
At the temple in Dublin we will start the program on Thursday 25th August 2016 at 17.30 and will end at midnight. We have a lot of surprises plan to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. The program will consist of Abhishek, Kirtan, Bhajans, Video Presentations, Quizzes, talks and many more activities, then we will have the arati at midnight followed by a feast.
The Program schedule is as follows:
17.30 : Kirtana and reading
18.30 : Evening Arotika
19.00 : Reading
19.30 : Dance and recitation for kids
20.00 : Abhiseka (followed by reading and Kirtana)
22.00 : Krsna Quiz, Chirades and spontaneous Drama
23.30 : Talk by Praghosa prabhu
Midnight : Arotika
00.30 : Feast
As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord says that "His appearance, birth, and activities, are all transcendental, and one who understands them factually becomes immediately eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world." – Chapter 3: Birth of Lord Krishna,Krishna Book by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Lord Krishna Himself says in Bhagavad gita, Chapter 4 text 8 describes the reason of His appearance as follows:
vinsaya ca duskrtam
sambhavami yuge yuge
To deliver the pious and annihilate the miscreants, as well also restablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear millennium after millennium.
Prior to Janmastami on the Monday 22nd August at 17.30, we will start by doing a maha clean up of the Temple Room. Volunteers are welcome to help us to make the event successful in any way you can,from help with temple decorations, prasadam cooking, serving on the day and also by spreading the word to friend and families.
Srila Praphupada appearance day
We will also be celebrating Srila Prabhupada's appearance day on Friday 26th August. The program will consist of Kirtan, Video Presentations, Classes, a sumptuous vegetarian feast and many more activities. We will also be giving offerings to Srila Prabhupada, which is a great opportunity for devotees to offer their letter of appreciation to Srila Prabhupada.