Grand Janmashtami celebrations at Chennai ISKCON

August 19, 2016, Chennai

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is celebrating Janmashtami on August 25th, 2016, Thursday at its center off the ECR, from 7.30am to midnight. A special devotional vocal concert and Bhajan will be performed by Padma Bhushan Smt. Sudha Ragunathan, from 7.

00 pm followed by a lecture by Shri H H Jayapataka Swami at 8.30pm.

The main highlight on 25th will be the elaborate Conch-abhishekam to the utsava deities beginning from 10.30pm and culminating with Arati, Kirtan and Anukalpa Prasadam at 12 midnight, coinciding with the time of Krishna's birth. Special arrangements have been by the temple to ensure devotees have a hassle free darshan of Lord Krishna throughout the day.

Thiru Ramkumar Ganesan, MD, Shanthi Theatres Pvt Ltd. will be the Chief Guest. Mr. Vikram Kapur, IAS, Principal Secretary and MD, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Actress Gautami will be the Guests at the inaugural function on 25th

The next day, August 26, celebrated as Nandotsav, is the appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON. This is the 120th appearance anniversary of Prabhupada and the day is observed as his Vyas Puja.