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Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2022
August 19, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0Free
Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2022
Entry by registration only.
ISKCON Centre for Culture and Education (ICCE) invites you with utmost joy to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami with us this year at Indian Cultural Centre, Petone on Friday, 19 August 2022 from 6:15pm onwards at Indian Cultural Centre, 2A Udy Street, Petone.
The appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna, who the Vedic scriptures describe as the Supreme Lord, is celebrated as Janmashtami. Around 5000 years ago, Krishna appeared on the midnight the eight day of waning moon (Ashtami tithi under Rohini Nakshatra) as the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudev in Mathura.
In Bhagavad Gita Sri Krishna said “janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so ’rjuna” meaning “One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.”
Lord Sri Krishna also said in Bhagavad Gita (18.65), “Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail.”
This Janmashtami celebration gives you a wonderful opportunity to hear about Sri Krishna’s appearance and His activities. This event also gives you an opportunity to think of Sri Krishna, worship Him and offer homages unto Him. Activities during the event were carefully planned such a way that each and every one will be fully engaged in the thoughts of Sri Krishna. There will be melodious kirtan, maha abhishekam, drama, dance and to end it all with there will be maha prasadam.
Registration for this event is compulsory, due to the limited capacity of the hall and to make enough prasadam for all. Registrations will be accepted on first come first served basis until the hall capacity is reached. Almost every year we had to close the registrations early as the capacity was reached, so please register quickly to avoid any disappointment later.
Indian Cultural Centre, 2A Udy Street, Petone.
Google Map link for directions – https://goo.gl/maps/yqePCX4XC6ZU47F39
Doors open by 6:15pm and kirtan starts as soon as doors are open.
Maha Abhishekam starts by 6:30pm.
Every family that donated or sponsored $350 or above will get an opportunity to offer maha abhishekam to Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar.
Maha abhishekam starts sharp 6:30pm.
There is no fee for the entry. This event is fully sponsored by the members of ISKCON Centre for Culture and Education. So you are not required to pay for anything.
Free prasadam will be served after 9:30pm. If yourself or kids get hungry in the meantime, there will be few stalls where snacks will be available at a nominal price.
You are more than welcome contribute any donation to ISKCON Centre for Culture and Education Trust. You may transfer the donation to 01-0505-0922799-000. Your contributions will be tax exempted, so do provide us with your details to get an official receipt.
You are most welcome if you want to volunteer for any services.
For cooking help, call 022 033 5735
For hall decoration help, call 022 628 5763
For cleaning help, call 021 052 0203
If you have any specific questions, please email to email@example.com in the first instance. If it is an urgent need then call 021 608 638.