Monday, August 22, 2011

ISKCON Bangalore celebration Janmashtami 2011 grandly

On the auspicious occasion commemorating the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna, hundreds of devotees thronged the temple to greet the Lord with their heartfelt prayers and glorifications. They received blessings of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra by participating in the Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON Bangalore. For the pleasure of Their Lordships, an elaborate panchamrita abhisheka was offered to Them along with a variety of sanctified ingredients. The entire ceremony was accompanied with Vedic chants and kirtans, which made it more divine. Devotees witnessing this gorgeous ceremony were drenched in transcendental bliss.

World Famous Kadri Gopalnath Playing saxophone @ ISKCON BANGALORE on the occasion on Janmashtami

Sri Krishna Balaram

Sri Krishna Balaram

Krishna Chandra


Small kids dressed like Krishna

H.D.G AC Bhakti vedanta swami srila prabhupada's foot print.

H.D.G AC Bhaktivedanta swami srila prabhupada

Little Krishna

Little Krishna

Srinivasa Govinda

Dance Performance by Kids

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Preparations

As Sri Krishna Janmashtami draws in closer, preparations are in full swing at the ISKCON Bangalore campus.
As a tradition of the Hare Krishna Movement carried on for several years, verities of sweets will be distributed as prasadam to devotees who are expected to attend the festivities on August 21 and 22.
Janmashtami preparations
Over 62,000 laddoos have been prepared along with 20,000 pieces of ‘kaaja’(famous North Indian sweet), 16,000 pieces of Mysore pak and about 1 tonne of sweet bhoondi. This was a massive effort of 20 cooks assisted with 30 helpers who spent over 50 hours in the kitchen. 2.5 tonnes of sugar, 1.2 tonnes of besan along with 250 kilos of pure ghee was used in the preparation of these mouth-watering delicacies.
In addition to this, sweet pongal for over 2 lakh people will be prepared for devotees who will be visiting the temple on both the days of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Janmashtami Preparations
Another interesting aspect of prasadam preparation was that 260 ladies from 66 different Bhajan Mandalis volunteered in packing of the prasadam. The volunteers sang sweet Bhajans and chanted slokas while they were involved in the packing process, thereby motivating them and adding to the spiritual goodness to the sweets.

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