Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted its first ever Sri Krishna Janmashtami event at New Delhi on Sunday, 2 September 2018 in a scintillating festival at ‘Smarana’, Rajokri, New Delhi.
A powerful spiritual performance by Kailash Kher had the audience enthralled in the evening. “I am extremely fortunate to receive the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra to be able to offer them my seva on this auspicious day”, he said.
At the beautifully decorated venue, Deities of Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra dressed gorgeously and adorned with glittering ornaments and fresh flower garlands graced the devotees with Their darshan. Standing in their Altar profusely decorated with flowers, the Deities filled the devotees with great happiness. Baby Krishna in His form as Laddu Gopal was placed in an ornate swing and devotees joyfully offered Jhulan Seva to Him.
The event began with Abhishekam for Sri Laddu Gopal at 4.30 pm. Then He was carried to the swing for receiving Jhulan Seva. Later at around 6 pm Kailash Kher and his band presented an evocative spiritual performance for the pleasure of the Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra. At around 10 pm a grand Mahaabhishek consisting of more than 40 upacharas was offered to Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra. This was followed by an inspiring lecture on the birth pastimes of Lord Krishna by His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, President, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir and Vice Chairman, Akshaya Patra Foundation. He said, “Celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami is vital for human society for it is an opportunity to offer our devotional service to Lord Krishna and develop an understanding of His divinity. According to the Bhagavad-Gita, such an understanding releases the soul from the bondage of material existence.”
Meanwhile the Utsav murtis of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra were dressed, decorated and offered a grand feast of more than 108 items. After the pravachana (lecture) at around midnight, Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra were offered a grand MahaMangalarati accompanied by ecstatic Sankirtana by the thousands of devotees present. After the delightful Arati all the devotees were served Mahaprasadam.
The first celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami at New Delhi by Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir was highly successful in sweeping the people of Delhi in the pure spirit of Krishna Bhakti.