Karthik Utsav

24 October – 23 November 2018


The month of Karthik falls in the autumn season. In the soothing atmosphere and pleasant

weather, Braj comes alive with the celebration of Karthik Utsav. At this time Braj is teeming

with pilgrims from all over the world. Every evening, the Damodara Lila of the Lord is

celebrated with intiricate lamp & light decorations in every temple. Devotees offer earthern

lamps to the Lord adoring His form as a baby tied with rope to a wooden grinding mortar.

Watch a world-class animation video of this pastime here.


At Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the entire month is celebrated with great devotional fervour.

Every evening at 7:30 pm the temple hall is radiant with the glow of beautiful lamps. Special

Aarti is offered to the Deities while the devotees sing the stirring ‘Damodarashtaka’. After this,

all devotees offer ghee lamps to the Deities.


Come. Join us in the holy land of Braj during the month of Karthik and take giant strides in your

spiritual journey!