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Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival


Sat 24 Aug 2019, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton Street, Granville, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Celebrate the holy appearance of Lord Sri Krishna.

For more than 5000 years, Lord Krishna's appearance has been celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion all across India with sacred music, songs of devotion, kirtan, beautiful worship ceremonies and flower offerings. From its ancient beginnings, the festival of Janmashtami is now a worldwide celebration bringing together millions of people from all cultures and religious traditions.

Come immerse yourself in the uplifting spiritual experience of Janmashtami, the festival of loving devotion.

Festival Highlights
- Beautiful festive atmosphere
- Offer fruits and flowers to Krishna
- Gorgeous Arati worship ceremony
- Heart touching devotional singing
- Sacred music by kirtan band, Ashraya
- Miniature scenes recreating Krishna's pastimes
- Bathe baby Krishna with rose scented water
- Delicious traditional Indian vegetarian feast

Suggested Donation: $10 per adult

Presented by Divine & Holistic & Australian School of Meditation & Yoga
Featuring one of Australia's leading kirtan bands Ashraya

Krishna's Transcendental Appearance:
Krishna was born in the dark of night, at a time when the whole world was suffering under the oppression of powerful kings. Upon the appearance of Krishna, all directions became peaceful. Auspicious stars shone in the sky and rivers flowed full of water, beautifully decorated with blooming lotus flowers. Birds in the forests sang and peacocks danced, the wind blew pleasantly and flowers rained from the sky. Angels and celestial beings rejoiced, offering prayers, dancing and singing. At the seashore there was the sound of mild waves and above the sea the clouds thundered pleasantly while the full moon rose in the sky.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells us, "Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all sentient beings, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form. (Bhagavad-gita 4:6)"

Lord Krishna appears in this world because of His divine love for all living beings and for Mother Earth herself. He spent His childhood in the village of Vrindavan, surrounded by loving friends and tending cows in the forests. All of His activities were wonderful exchanges of love, attracting the hearts and minds of all. Indeed, Krishna's very essence is divine love.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna calls us to love Him, "And when you have thus learned the truth, you will know that all beings are but part of Me, and that they are in Me and are Mine. (Bhagavad Gita 4:35)" Our longing for connection, for happiness, for freedom from fear will be satisfied when we embrace Krishna with love. The more our love for Krishna grows, the more our love for others will also grow. This divine love is the essence of Janmashtami.

Janmashtami reminds the world that God is not hate; God is love. God is not darkness; God is light.