Sri Krishna Janmashtami – 18th & 19th August 2022

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is a great and auspicious occasion for the Hindus to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. The whole of India is a part of this grand occasion and is considered to be one of the highly revered festivals in India. The divine appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna is celebrated all over India in the month of August/September on the ashtami of Krishna Paksh(waning moon) or the eighth day in the month of Bhadon according to the Hindu calendar with great devotion, splendor and zeal.

ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad celebrates Sri Krishna Janmashtami every year with much pomp and grandeur.  Thousands of people visit the temple on this day to have darshan of their worship-able Lord Sri Krishna.  To celebrate this auspicious occasion, the temple is decorated beautifully and illuminated as it heralds the most important festival celebrated at ISKCON.

There will be grand celebrations in the temple, both the days.  The activities and pujas begins as early as 4.30 am with Mangala Arati for their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna and Balarama.  After the Mangala Arati, Krishna and Balarama are adorned in Special Alankara.  The beautifully decorated Deities then give darshan to the devotees during a special Arati called “Shringar Arati” at around 7.30 am. The devotees fast till midnight, all the while engaging in various services.

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Program Highlights

Special Offering
On this auspicious day, their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balaram are offered 108 food items as naivedya. The same is kept for display after offering. At the end of the day, the prasadam is distributed to the devotees.
Mahabhishekam
On 18th August, the grand mahabhisekam begins at 9:30pm. It is the ceremonial bath during which the deities are bathed with auspicious items like scented water, milk, curds, ghee, honey, varieties of fruit juices and various kinds of fragrant flowers as the priests chant holy mantras. The mahabishekam culminates into Mahamangala arati at 12.00 midnight, signifying the birth of Lord Krishna.
Mahabhishekam
On 18th August, the grand mahabhisekam begins at 9:30pm. It is the ceremonial bath during which the deities are bathed with auspicious items like scented water, milk, curds, ghee, honey, varieties of fruit juices and various kinds of fragrant flowers as the priests chant holy mantras. The mahabishekam culminates into Mahamangala arati at 12.00 midnight, signifying the birth of Lord Krishna.
Special Offering
On this auspicious day, their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balaram are offered 108 food items as naivedya. The same is kept for display after offering. At the end of the day, the prasadam is distributed to the devotees.
Archana’s and Aratis
Archana’s and Aratis
From morning 8:00am to night 9:00pm, Archana’s and aratis continuously go on in the main temple hall.
Jhulan Seva for Laddu Gopal
Jhulan Seva for Laddu Gopal
From 11:00am to 8:30pm, Jhulan seva (Swinging ceremony) is performed for Laddu Gopal.
Cultural Programs
Cultural Programs
In the evening, artists of Hubli-Dharwad lift up the devotional mood in the temple with their performances.

This year we are celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Thursday, 18th August 2022 & Friday, 19th August 2022. 

Offer Sevas on this auspicious occasion and seek the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna.