Krishna Janmashtami 2014 will take place at Radha Madhav Dham Austin on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 from 5pm - midnight
A Krishna Janmashtami 2014 Kids Costume Contest is just one small part of an exciting lineup of devotional programs throughout the evening at Radha Madhav Dham Austin, founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. There is something for everyone at one of America's biggest devotional events, which is a year shy of one quarter century in the running.
A highlight is the abhishek and jhulan (swinging) ceremony of baby Krishna where everyone will get a chance to push baby Krishna on a beautiful, and lavishly decorated swing during his birthday celebration 2014. There will also be ecstatic chanting of Krishna Janmashtami kirtans and bhajans, written by Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, during the Krishna Janmashtami 2014 kirtan program inside the beautiful Radha Madhav Dham temple. Another highlight for many is a special arti to baby Krishna at midnight.
An out-of-this world sumptuous vegetarian feast will be served by satsangees of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, to all during the program. The full lineup of events according to Radha Madhav Dham website and the official Krishna Janmashtami 2014 RSVP page is as follows:
Outdoors program for Krishna Janmashtami 2014 at Radha Madhav Dham Austin
Indoors Program for Krishna Janmashtami 2014
- 5:00pm - Mahaprasad served in the Dining hall
- 5:30pm - Kids Activity and Food Booths Open
- 7:00pm - Special Kids Program on Outdoor Stage
Kids will meet Saints & Gods from Krishna Avatar to hear stories of Krishna)
- 7:30pm - Kids Costume Contest begins - see below for more information
Prizes for all participating kids and special prizes for the contest winners)
- 8:15pm - Kids Outdoor Program concludes
Radha Madhav Dham Krishna Janmashtami is especially well-liked for bringing out the original devotional mood of the occasion, similar to Braj-style Janmashtami celebrations; and also being fun for everyone, while giving everyone the chance to also learn the philosophy and real meaning of Krishna Janmashtami 2014 from Sushree Gopeshwari Devi, a respected and erudite preacher who has studied the Hindu scriptures at it's deepest levels.
- 6:00pm: Chanting inside temple begins
- 7:15pm: Special discourse on Krishna Janmashtmi 2014
- 7:45pm: Abhishek & Swinging of baby Lord Krishna
- 8:15pm: Bal Krishna themed dances & leela performances
- 9:30pm: Chanting inside prayer hall continues
- 12:00am: Sing Arti to Baby Krishna at Midnight
Everyone who is planning to attend Krishna Janmashtami 2014 in Austin is request to JOIN the official Krishna Janmashtami 2014 RSVP page on facebook and invite others, and not to forget to bring your kids is costume!
The most important part of Krishna Janmashtami 2014, according to one Radha Madhav Dham spokesperson, is to make it your own, and create your own memories with Krishna that will last a lifetime.
On Sunday August 17th, there will be a grand celebration of Nand Mahostav.
In New York, Swami Nikhilanand Ji will be present during Krishna Janmashtami New York Block Party on August 17th. Krishna's Birthday 2014 in New York will take place at Radha Govind Dham New York. There is also a facebook RSVP page which everyone is requested to Join.