Lord Sri Krishna Janmastami: 25 Aug, 2016
ISKCON Columbus would like to invite you, your family and friends to celebrate the most auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmastami, the divine appearance of Lord Krishna on Thursday 08/25. Below are the details and schedule of festivities. Please participate and get the eternal blessings of Lord Krishna. Festivities begin at 6:00 pm and the special Abhishekam at 7:30 pm.
About Lord Krishna
Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, which is recognized throughout the world as one of mankind’s greatest books of wisdom and poetry. The personification of Krishna in stories, paintings and Deities is not an idea invented by human beings naively creating a God in their own image. Nor is personhood a limiting concept when applied to God, or the Absolute Truth. As the source of everything, Krishna naturally has His own personal identity, just as each of us does. The Vedas define God as the one supreme conscious being among all other conscious beings. He is infinite, we are finite, and He maintains us all.
“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.��? —Sri Krishna, Bhagavad-gita 9.29
Krishna is loving by nature, and regardless of where we stand in life, non-believers or devout followers, we love Krishna too. The Vedic scriptures say it’s so because God finds himself in all of us, and how can we not love ourselves? And in exchange of complete love, Krishna considers His devotees greater than Himself.
The stories of Krishnas’ life range from before he was born through a series of adventures as he matured into adulthood, his encounters with demons and how he helped his family, demigods, friends and strangers. His life as told in stories shows how human some of his behavior was; his mischievous activities as an infant and flirting with the Gopis (cowherd girls) as a youth. And yet some of his actions make it unmistakable to accept Him as nothing other than Supreme Godhead; his battles with demons and the courage he gave to those around him when they faced the greatest of adversity, for example reciting the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjun on the battle field.
Krishna resides in the hearts of all beings. He is the joy in their lives, just like he is the Spring time.
Weekly Sunday Love Feast
ISKCON Columbus welcomes you to please come with family & friends to participate in
Love Feast celebrations on Every Sunday
Please arrive at the temple by 11:00 AM to participate in ecstatic devotional bhajans.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
5:00 AM - 5:45 AM
Mangal Aarti & Tulasi Puja
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM Deity Dressing
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Aarati & Kirtan
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Guru Puja
8:30 AM onwards Sringar Darshan
Sunday Love Feast celebrations
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Discourse / Class
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Aarti & Kirtan
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Sri Narasimha Prayers & Announcements
1:20 PM onwards Prasadam (Vegetarian meal offered to the Lord)
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or Special Festivals
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Free street parking available on 8th avenue on weekends. Please follow all posted signs. Paid covered parking is also available in the garage on 9th Ave or Safe Auto garage next to OSU Medical Center.
Temple - Krishna House at 379 W 8th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201