Sri Krishna Janmashtami & Prabhupada Appearance Day 2017

Our most awaited and transcendental event of the year, Sri Krishna Janmastami is on Tuesday 15th August. We are once again inviting everybody to celebrate the appearance day of Lord Krishna with an evening full of surprise.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmashtami. The Schedule for dublin is as follows:

18.00 – 18.30 : Kirtan
18.30 – 19.00 : Arati
19.00 – 20.15 : Lecture/Quiz
20.15 – 21.00 : Bhajan & Classical Dance
21.00 – 22.00 : Abhishek
22.00 – 22.30 : Kirtan
22.30 – 23.00 : Krishna Video
23.00 – 23.45 : Dramatic Reading from Krishna book
23.45 – 00.00 : Bhoga Offering
00:00 : Arati
00:30 : Ekadashi Feast

Prior to Janmastami, we will be doing a Maha Clean up at the temple,we are inviting everyone to come along to help us. Also, If anyone would like to do some service on the day of the festival like vegetable cutting, sponsor the Abhishek and flowers, or prepare sweets for Lord Krishna, please let us know by emailing dublin@krishna.ie or on facebook.

We will also be offering 108 sweets/savouries to Krishna on the day. See bhoga list here, if you would like to prepare any of them, just let write your name next to the preparation.

Most importantly, please come along on the day to celebrate the appearance day of Lord Krishna with us as the temple. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 4, Text 9, One who can understand the truth of the appearance of the Personality of Godhead is already liberated from material bondage, and therefore he returns to the kingdom of God immediately after quitting this present material body.

janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktva deham punar janma
naiti mam eti so ‘rjuna

One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.

Srila Praphupada appearance day

Srila PrabhupadaWe will also be celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day on Wednesday 16th August. The program schedule is as follows:

15.00 : Videos
17.00 : Kirtan
18.00 : Arati
18.30 : Pushpanjali
18.45 : Prayer of offerings
19.30 : Talk
20.30 : Prasadam

Please keep in touch with our facebook page for more information about the event and for more information please email us at dublin@krishna.ie