Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebrations!

3:48:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , 7 comments

Preparations are underway and ISKCON Toronto is gearing up for what will surely be an unforgettable festival! Sri Krsna Janmastami falls on Thursday, August 13, 2009 and will be celebrated in a big way at the Hare Krishna Temple (243 Avenue Road - click here for a map).

The evening program will be full of kirtan, bhajans, dances, discourses and more! As a very special presentation two brand new dramas, directed by H.H. Bhaktimarga Swami will be presented during the evening's festivities! It will truly be something not to be missed. The countdown to midnight will kick-off with an abhisheka and the temple will be resounding with wonderful rocking kirtan, at the stroke of midnight, the Deity doors will open and the Deities will be revealed in their pushpa (flower) outfits!
A detailed schedule will be posted shortly.

Parking:
An underground parking garage has been arranged for festival attendees. The parking lot is located on Pears Avenue, a 2-3 minute walk from the temple. Click here for a detailed view.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Janmashtami on the 14th?

Keshav said...

Janmastami will be celebrated at the Hare Krishna Temple on August 13th!

Anonymous said...

It will be celebrated on 13th at the temple but is the actual day the 14th?

JayBrown said...

What do we have to do at the parking garage to get free parking? Will someone be there that we can say "we're here for the festival"? But if it's a machine, how will this work?

Keshav said...

There should be an attendant there. Just indicate that you are there to attend celebrations at the Hare Krishna temple. If there is no attendant, then just follow the signs.

Keshav said...

As per local lunar calendar calculations (for Eastern Standard Time), Janmastami is celebrated on Aug 13th. Many places celebrate on the 14th because it is the same time it is celebrated in India. However, in ISKCON Centres, we calculate dates and festivals according to local lunar calendars. I hope that helps.

avagdro said...

I came to know that Sri Krishnastami celebrated on both 13 and 14 of August.Well have a joyful Sri Krishna Janmastami.

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