Janmashtami Celebration across states in the USA

Orlando
By the boundless grace of Guru Maharaj and Madhuri Sakhi/Premika Varadan, God Satsang Orlando completed Dasama Skanda Parayanam, as part of the 2021 Janmashtami celebrations. The Parayanam started on August 21 and completed on August 28. A total of 15 devotees participated in the event.

We humbly prostrate unto Guru Maharaj and Bhagavan to grace us with more and more Parayanam in the near future, and bless us with more devotees participating in the near future.

 

 

Tampa
By Sri Takurji and Guruji’s grace GOD Tampa Satsang celebrated *Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Aug 29, 2021* in a very grand manner. 40 people joined the celebration and got the blessings of our Takurji and Guruji and the satsang was held for 5 hours.

Akanda nama sankirtan, Guru dhyaanam, Madhuragitams, Krishna ashtotram offered at the lotus feet of Sri Takurji and Sri Guruji. Kids and parents also enjoyed traditional Indoor, outdoor games (like Uriyadi, Krishna feather etc) at the end of satsang.

 

Virginia Namadwaar
Janmashtami Celebration – Aug 22nd – 29th
By the immense grace of Lord Hari and Sri SwamiJi’s blessings, Namadwaar Virginia celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami through Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha Parayanam – recital of 18,000 slokas from Nama Purana Srimad Bhagavatam, wherein sweetest lilas of Lord Krishna are expounded. Around 40 blessed devotees joined in this divine celebrations & was a blessed recipient of bountiful grace Lord Sri Krishna.
On Aug 29th, devotees celebrated JananOthsav, with
👣 — Special Tirumanjanam
👣 — Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha Poorti
👣 — Dasama Skanda Kirtans – Madhurgeetham
👣 — Mangalam & Aarti

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Namadwaar
As a part of the Janmashtami celebration Bhagavata Sapthaham was organized via Zoom from 25th to 31st Aug.


On 29th Tirumanjanam. Nama, Nandotsavam were offered for the pleasure of Sri Takurji and Sri Guruji. All Covid guidelines were strictly adhered to during the celebration.

 

 

 

 

Dallas Namadwaar
With the immense grace of Madhuri Sakhi Sametha Premika Varadan and our Sri Swamiji, Namadwaar Dallas was indeed blessed to celebrate Janmashtami in a splendid manner. The day was meticulously organized to welcome our Gokula Bala. The celebrations started with Mahamantra chanting. The devotees decorated the sanctum with Garlands, hand-printing HIS lotus feet all the way from the entrance to their hearts eagerly awaiting HIS arrival. Each devotee had poured their affection making HIS favorite sweets and savories, attractively displaying the sweets/savories and Butter to offer HIM, thinking when HE sneaks to grab the butter, they can just hug HIM warmly. VISHNU SAHASRANAAMAM was chanted next by all devotees. It was a complete bliss when Srimad Bhagavatham Dasamam ensued.

No celebrations are complete without hearing HIS Katha, singing HIS Glories. Of course, Dallas Namadwaar was certainly fortunate to hear the Krishna Jananam discourse by Smt. Hema Kalyanaraman ji on this auspicious day. Krishna Katha is a constant source of bliss, emanates a new blossom of thoughts, and enriches our joy every time we listen. In fact Sri M.K Ramanujam ji, in one of his discourses on Srimad Bhagavatham quoting various Mahatma’s commentaries, indeed pointed out a lovely correlation of ears(listening) to Space (Akaasha); which is infinite. Our ears can never be filled as it can take the madhuram relentlessly listening to HIS Katha. Insatiable!! Isn’t it?

GOD Dallas Devotees had fun participating in a quiz conducted by GOD Dallas children to test the devotees’ depth of understanding of various works of the LORD . It is yet another way to expand/ enhance our love, knowledge, and constantly contemplate more on HIS works and preaching.

Then came the Prime time!!

While the time was spent joyfully listening to Krishna’s glories, Vasudevar crossed river Yamuna and entered Gokulam to leave our Kannan with Nand-Baba. The devotees started chanting Mahamantra to welcome HIS arrival in Gokulam(Dallas Namadwaar). A beautiful cradle was arranged, which was draped with garlands and our lovely Kannan was placed on the smooth silky flower bed inside the cradle. He was looking mischievously while Gopas and Gopikas lit the lamps , enjoying HIS shining beauty, going around him singing HIS glories as “Kannan EngaL mannavan, sarva loka nAyagan”!!. A spiritually fulfilling day at GOD Dallas as HE entered into every loving heart shining brightly vanishing the darkness.

Around 16 families participated in the celebrations and few families participated via Zoom.

Prayers and immense gratitude to Our Sri Swamiji for bestowing us with more and more satsangs to enjoy and relish the sweetness of Bhagavata dharma.

Seattle Namadwaar
By the immense blessings of Sri Swami ji and Sri Premikavaradhan and Sri Madhuri Sakhi, Seattle Satsangis celebrated Krishnashtami on Aug. 27th, 28th and 29th.

On Aug.27th, Akhandanama was conducted online from 10am-4pm. On 28th, Purappadu, Nandotsavam and Govinda pattabhishekam was conducted at Namadwaar followed by Radhakalyanam on 29th.

 

 

Boston
For the past 15 years, Boston GOD satsang has had a tradition of reading a few chapters from Srimad Bhagavatam for 7 days at Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, Ashland, MA during the time of Krishna Janmashtami. This year was no exception. Starting on 30 Aug 2021, lot of devotees got a chance to participate and read Srimad Bhagavatam for 7 days until 5 Sep 2021. A few of them enquired about Boston GOD Satsang and were interested in the activites like Nama and Bhagavatam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Namadwaar
The past month has been full of auspicious celebrations and Utsavs at the Houston Namadwaar. Janmashtami celebrations began on August 22 with parayanam of the Srimad Bhagavatam. The parayanam was followed by Govinda Pattabhikshekam which was celebrated on August 27th. Several devotees joined in for Govardhana Leela parayanam. Approximately 15 devotees came together to sing kirtans in praise of Lord Govinda. The saptaha poorthi took place on Janmashtami day, which consisted of a small Utsav at Namadwaar. A beautiful model jail was created to tell the story of Krishna’s birth. The life-sized model consisted of fast asleep prison guards, Devaki and Vasudeva, both in handcuffs, and the beautiful baby Krishna with all his toys. 15 devotees chanted the divine names of the Lord.

 

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