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 on that day. 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.
This year we are celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Thursday, 7th September 2023.