India is rightfully called the land of festivals as every year from the month of July one witnesses a sea of the festival being celebrated across the country. In the month of August itself, after Naag Panchami and Rakshabandhan, people are now gearing up to drench themselves in the euphoric festivities of Janmashtami.
For those of you who do not know Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna and the celebrations of this joyous day is marked by devotees flooding to temples to offer their prayers and bhog to their beloved deity. There is also a common practice followed in most Indian household, of bathing ‘Nand Gopal’ (baby Krishna) with milk, honey, and water, and dress him up in new clothes. Devotees also observe the ritualistic fasts on the holy occasion. One can also see small skits, decorations, exhibitions being organized throughout the world to showcase the narrative behind the birth of Krishna and his life.
The city of Noida too much like other parts of the world will be celebrating this pious day in all its glory and magnificence. In this exclusive feature at What’s Up Noida, we list down Janmashtami events, deals, exhibitions and celebrations around you.
ISKCON Noida every year hosts the biggest celebrations of the festival of Janmashtami and this year too, the temple will celebrate the festival on August 23 and 24th. For the same, the temple has already been decorated with crafts and draped in beautiful lights. It is also believed that 108 different kind of food items will be made on the occasion to serve the god and for the grand feast, and many cultural programs will also be organized to mark the festivities.
Address: A-5, Opposite NTPC office, Agarsen Marg, Sector-33, Noida.
ISKCON Sahibabad Temple
The festivities of Janmashtami will roll out on both August 14th and August 15th at ISKCON Sahidabad temple with cultural programs, kirtan, arti, decorations, dances and more.
Address: Sahibabad, Block 3, Sector 5, Rajendra Nagar, Ghaziabad.
ISKCON Ghaziabad too is gearing up to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami on August 24 with spectacular abhisheka, soul stirring kirtana, dazzling arti, sumptuous prasad and lots more.
Address: ISKCON CHOWK, R-11/35, Hare Krishna Marg, Block 11, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Special Attractions:- Abhishek, cultural program, drama, mantra rock show, quiz, matchless gift shops, FREE japa stall, snacks prasaadam and dinner prasaadam etc.
Come join us for the pleasure of Sri Sri RadhaGovindDev.
Where: N-93, Delta-3, Greater Noida