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Discover Janmashtami with JOSD
August 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0Free
Discover Janmashtami with JOSD in Petone
Entry by registration only.
Journey of Self Discovery invites you with utmost joy to discover grand Janmashtami celebrations this year at Indian Cultural Center, Petone on Friday, 23 August 2019 from 6:00pm onwards.
Sri Krishna said in Bhagavad Gita (4.9):
janma karma ca me divyam
evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma
naiti mām eti so ’rjuna
“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.”
And Sri Krishna also said (18.65):
man-manā bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru
mām evaiṣyasi satyaṁ te
pratijāne priyo ’si me
“Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.”
This Janmashtami event gives you a wonderful opportunity to know why Sri Krishna appeared on this planet, what were His activities and 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, coloring competition and fancy dress competition for kids and to end it all with there will be maha prasadam.
Surprise activities have been planned this year so you can take back some sweet memories from this Janmashtami event.
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. So please register quickly to avoid any disappointment later.
To make it easier for you to register for Journey of Self Discovery events, we have streamlined the registration process. You would only have to enter your name and contact details once, so you don’t have to provide the same details in future.
If you have any kids accompanying you and if they want to participate in colouring competition or fancy dress competition, then please indicate during the registration process.
Indian Cultural Centre, 2 Udy Street, Petone.
Google Map link for directions – https://goo.gl/maps/yqePCX4XC6ZU47F39
Doors open by 6pm and kirtan starts as soon as doors are open.
Maha abhishekam starts by 6:30pm sharp.
Fancy dress Competition
Kids with fancy dresses will be assessed as they enter into the hall.
The theme for the fancy dress should be strictly spiritual and based on any of dasa-avataras or pure devotees like Narada, Prahlada etc.
Participating kids are expected to bring along required colouring pencils and crayons and also a pad to support the coloring paper.
First 5 families to arrive at the hall will get to offer maha abhishekam to Sri Krishna.
Maha abhishekam starts sharp 6:30pm.
There is no fee for the entry. This event is fully sponsored by the members of Journey of Self Discovery (JOSD). So you are not required to pay for anything.
Free prasadam will be served after 9pm. 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 Journey of Self Discovery 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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If it is an urgent need then call 0210 820 1767.