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Fri, Aug 23|
Sri Krishna Janmastami, the Amazing Birth of Lord Sri Krishna
Celebrating the Birth of Sri Krishna through music and dance performance and feasting. Come join us for an evening culminating with midnight arotik in worship of the Lord's appearance.
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2019, 4:30 AM – Aug 24, 2019, 12:30 AM
Iskcon Hawaii, 51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, HI, USA
About The Event
Dear Sweet Sweet Krishna Bhakta,
Hare Krishna and Aloha!
We hope to see you at our Janmastami celebration this Friday.
As usual a feast will be shared just after midnight in honor of the birth of Lord Krishna.
If you can bring a Bhoga offering for Shoba Yatra; (a plate of sweets or savories); it will help us to present an opulent feast for Radha and Krishna. Also if you have any flower petals or flowers from you yard to offer for the Pushpanjali Abisheka it will be much appreciated. If you would like to share any readings or other offerings, or help support with set up or clean up. please give one of us a call.
Arundhati will coordinate Kirtan activities so just reach out to her if you would like to lead a Bhajan.
Let’s gather as one family to Honor Lord Krishna’s Appearance day!
Here is a schedule of the Janmastami day’s activities.
9:00 to 11:00 AM- Reading, Bhajans, Cooking and Decorating
12:00 to 12:30 PM Raj Bhoga Arotik
12:30 to 1:30 PM Readings from Krishna Book SB 10 canto Jessie. Cooking for Krishna!
3:30 to 4:30 PM Readings from Krishna Book SB 10 canto. Cooking for Krishna! Decorating!
4:40 to 5:30 PM Reading from Krishna Book SB 10 canto. Cooking for Krishna! Decorating!
5:30 PM Please bring your home made ekadasi preps to be offered to the Deities the back yard, under the banyan tree. There will be tables set up there. (Assembly under banyan tree Shoba Yatra, we will join a parade with Radha and Krishna to present Them all your yummy offerings, then follow Them into the temple)
6:00 PM Sri Sri Radha Krishna come to the back yard to accept your offerings.
6:45 PM The Deities will move into the temple room on to the altar to receive arotik.
7:00 PM Arotik and chanting
7:30 pm till 8:30 PM Abhisheka with a grand finale of Pushpa Abhiseka.
8:00 PM Laulyam’s poetry reading
8:15 PM Sri Devi’s Dance Performance
8:45 PM possibly other performers but definitely Bhajans, Readings and surprises to behold till midnight..
12:00 AM Midnight Arotik ceremony honoring the Birth of Lord Krishna
12:30 AM Ekadasi Prasadam
To sign up to help please contact:
Nagapatni- Flower Outfits- (310) 435-6711 Hladini- Deity Seva- Abhishekha- (808) 744-7568
Mariah- Garlands-(970) 631-2975 Arundhati- Kirtan, Bhajans (808) 517-6199
Latika-Reading, Cooking (808) 292-6959 Kusha- Parking, Neighbors, Scheduling (808) 260-3809
Sri Devi Dasi- Ads and Prasada (808) 354-1115
Festival Planning Committee and Latika
Additional Parking is available at First Unitarian Church up the Pali Hwy at 2500 Pali Hwy.
Donations in support of Janmastami are greatly appreciated!