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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Magnificant Janmashtmi celebration with Kripaluji Maharaj

See also: Kripaluji Maharaj in Mangarh

Barsana Dham, India where Janmashtami is currently being celebrated
Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana Dham, India where Janmashtami is currently being celebrated
Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj doing the arti to baby Krishna
Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj doing the arti to baby Krishna

Barsana Dham, India, we have just finished a most enjoyable Rakcha (Raksha) Bandhan celebration with our Guru, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. I will tell what happened in a day or two, so make sure to check back... Meanwhile, we are all getting ready here for the magnificant celebration of Krishn Janmashtmi with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj.

Janmashtmi is the appearance day of Bhagwan Krishn. He appeared at midnight of the eighth waning moon which falls in August/September. This is one of the greatest celebrations of the Hindu community which is observed throughout India and at the ashrams of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. In the Temples of Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, devotees will sing and chant the glories and the leelas of Krishn up to midnight. Then they do arti of Krishn and distribute prasad.

In Vrindaban there are a number of professional groups who enact the leelas of Radha Krishn on the open stage. The stage of the Satsang Hall of Shyama Shyam Dham (ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in Vrindavan) is specially displayed every year with the childhood events of Krishn and great crowds come to have its darshan.

At JKP Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana Dham, India, in the elaborately decorated Satsang Hall, Janmashtmi will be celebrated by thousands of devotees of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj. A lovely cradle of baby Krishn is to be lovingly placed in the Satang Hall and everyone will have the opportunity to have darshan and swing the Divine child.

Throughout the day and up to midnight, devotional programs will be arranged which include one act plays and dances related to Radha Krishn leelas. Chanting of Krishn leelas and the pad of His appearance, special arti of baby Krishn and the discourse of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, explaining the importance of Janmashtmi in a devotee’s life, will highlight the celebration. On the occasion of Krishn Janmashtmi, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj himself does the arti of Shree Krishn.

(Pictured above: JKP Rangeeli Mahal, the beautiful ashram where Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is currently residing, and Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj doing the arti of baby Krishn.)

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