Janmashtami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

2,369 Views / EMail This Post / Print This Post / Home » Janmashtami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Radha Mohan Das

END OF ONE EXTRAVAGANZA IN LONDON, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER – THE KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI FESTIVAL

Bhaktivedanta Manor held its huge and famous Janmashtami Festival from Friday 10th and concluding on Sunday 12th August. Like the Olympics, which is not all that far away, the festival attracted people from all cultures and backgrounds, coming together to light a flame of faith and spirituality in an all inclusive way.

The festival was the largest gathering outside India of its kind which provided a colourful taste of mystic India with live stage shows, vibrant costumes, enchanting music, meditation and exotic food set in a picturesque setting with a lake and an ancient woodland.

Janmashtami at Bhaktivedanta Manor attracts people of all backgrounds, including politicians, business leaders, faith representatives and people who would like to learn more about Bhakti.

The event featured hundreds of children with their faces painted blue, many carrying flutes and wearing peacock feathers in their hair, dressing like Lord Krishna as part of the festive spirit.

Another highlight included a flowered walkway through the spiritual gardens. Visitors journeyed through the life and pastimes of Lord Krishna climaxing with a glimpse of the spectacular deity of Krishna decorated with thousands of flowers.

The entire festival was managed and run by 1500 volunteers from the community who gather every evening after work for a month prior to the event and put in countless hours of hard work for the occasion.

The Temple kitchens will be working 24 hours a day to prepare free vegetarian meals of everyone who comes the festival . “It is an ancient tradition to serve food to all who come to Bhaktivedanta Manor,” said Ajay Kumar, the festival coordinator and also one of the London Olympic organisers, “we hope that the efforts of 1500 volunteers over many months made everyone’s visit memorable.”

Please click the "Like" button below if you haven't done so already!
 
 
 
2,369 Views / EMail This Post / Print This Post / Home » Janmashtami at Bhaktivedanta Manor
 

Comments are closed. Please check back later.

 

Comments are closed. Please check back later.

 
 
Home » Janmashtami at Bhaktivedanta Manor
 
  • Post Details

Author: Administrator Administrator's website Administrator's email
Post Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Categories: Reports
Trackback: Trackback
 
  • Last update: Tue July 29

  • Who is online

    • 33 currently online
    • 170 maximum concurrent
    • 11753595 total visitors

    Registered users online

bhakta piyush - Suresvara -
  • Registered users: 6295

  • Navigation

  • -OTHER INCOMING LINKS
  • BC VTE Bhakti Sastri Online
  • Bhaktimarga Swami's blog
  • Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
  • Bhaktivedanta College
  • Bhaktivedanta Institute (Alachua)
  • Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network
  • Bhaktivedanta Vedabase Online
  • Cooking with Kurma
  • Darshan of SS Radha-Londonisvara
  • Dharmapatnis
  • Diary of a Traveling Preacher
  • Euro GBC
  • Forbidden Archeology
  • Gaudiya Vaisnava texts
  • Indradyumna Swami Media
  • ISKCON Bangalore Official
  • ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry
  • ISKCON Health & Welfare Ministry
  • ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development
  • ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry
  • Iskcon-desire-tree
  • Iskcon.com
  • Jayadvaita Swami's personal site
  • Krishna Dharma's website
  • Krishna Lila Entertainment
  • Krishna.com
  • Krishnamarriage.com
  • matchlessgifts.org
  • Mayapur Academy
  • Mayapur Days
  • Mayapur International School
  • Ministry of Educational Development
  • Our Spiritual Journey
  • Parisisvara
  • prabhupadavani.org
  • Radio Krsna Central
  • Saligrama Sila site
  • Sridham Mayapura
  • The Bhaktivedanta Archives
  • The ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry
  • The Official GBC site
  • Trivikrama Swami
  • Vaisnava Calendar
  • Vaisnava Calendar Reminder
  • Vaisnava care website
  • Vanipedia
  • varnashrama.org
  • Vedic Astrologer
  • Vedic knowledge online
  • Vedic view on controversial issues
  • Website in Bengali language
  • Yadunandana Swami's personal site
  • Alachua Temple Live Podcast
  • Comments by author
  • Donate through searching
  • Founder Acarya
  • Incoming Links
  • Iskcon News TV Channel
  • Iskcon Radio stations
  • Iskcon Universe Feed
  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
  • Krishna conscious "youtube"
  • Krishna Conscious Media
  • Most commented articles
  • Most read articles
  • New Dwaraka Archived Lectures
  • Polls
  • Stats
  • Temple webcams
  • Thanks!
  • The last seven day's most read articles
  • An Appointment with Mr. Death
  • Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra and Sri Balarama Purnima
  • The King of Jogyakarta meets Lord Jagannatha: Ratha Yatra in Ramadan (125 photos)
  • Zambia’s President HE Dr Kenneth Kaunda gets Srila Prabhupada’s books and Bhagavad Gita
  • Black Holes And Gaping Mouths
  • I Am Looking Pujari Service Any Iskcon Temple Outside Of India
  • Prosperity of the Earth Culture
  • WSN June 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
  • ISKCON Boston Hosts Interfaith “Field Trip”
  • The Launch Of The New Book Prabhupada Now

     
    "Artwork and photos courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. www.krishna.com. Used with permission"