This year Radhastami is even more special for devotees of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh as 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of temple opening at current location and installation of Krishna Balaram.
The festival was celebrated with divine abhishek, and special release of a big A3 size book having all the pictorial memories of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh
The 121st Appearance Day of our Founder Acarya AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada was the final leg of this festival season and the most awaited one too and was celebrated on 16th August 2017. Devotees thronged the temple early morning with not even an iota of fatigue on their face. Once again the glorifications, the Vyaas Puja book, the wide screen videos were helping us all to reestablish our connection with our Shiksha Guru.
The festival became even more auspicious by the divine presence of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj and HH Bhakti Viswamber Madhav Swami Maharaja
The program culminated with super sumptuous feast at Natha Singh Vatika.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with great fervor on 15th August 2017 at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh temple. It all started with Mangal Arti where devotees eagerly awaited since 3 am for those first darshan of the day. However, that was not all; the temple was adorned in lights and colors, spiritual accessories and props, which were so apt with the devotional mood of the day.
The shringhar darshans captivated thousands of Devotees, who came in pouring their love for Sri Sri Radharadhika Raman.
Krsna Akarshani Utsav with the events like Vrindavan Darshan, DJ, Selfie Stall, Flash Mob, Street Play, Dress competition, ShankhaNaad, etc along with 30 other stalls were major attraction for the visitors All in all, it was mesmerizing to witness such splendor, warmth and enigma in one place.
This auspicious festival of Balaram Purnima as it is also called holds a special significance for all Gaudiya Vaishnavas for they know the utmost importance of spiritual master and Lord Balaram is the Adi Guru. Held on 7th August 2017, the program included Balaram Katha, specials darshans, maha Abhishek followed by Prasadam for the fasting devotees. The festival geared up all for upcoming Janmashtami.
The swing pastimes of Sri Sri Radha- Krishna in hot and humid season of Aug were celebrated with great delight and festivity. There were swings decorated newly ach day with different flowers and devotees could render an intimate and personal service of swinging Radha Radhikaraman taking turns.
More than 50 schools with 1000s of students visit ISKCON Punjabi Bagh as their educational tour during the time of Janmastami. The students are briefed about Vedic culture and value along with singing and dancing of Krishna’s holy name which they really enjoy. Occasionally , animated movie on Krishna’s pastimes are also shown.