Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Transcendental Birthday Party

Transcendental Birthday Party
(Public Celebration)

2010 Krishna Janmastami

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Where: The Krishna Temple, 8628 S. Main St., Spanish Fork, Utah
When: Saturday August 28th, 8 pm
Contact: Charu or Vaibhavi: 798-3559/787-1510

The Krishna Temple at 8628 S Main St. in Spanish Fork has planned a transcendental birthday party to celebrate the Appearance Day of Shree Krishna. From 8 pm onward there will be Indian dance, drama, musical concerts, hot meals, exhibits, and gifts available to all.

This holiday for Hindus compares to Christmas Day. Five thousand years ago Shree Krishna appeared on earth to protect the pious, annihilate the miscreants, and reestablish the principles of virtue. This was accomplished in a span of 125 years even at the end of which the Lord appeared as a fresh blooming youth of 16 or 20 years. Before returning to His own spiritual abode, the Lord spoke the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) to his friend and disciple, Arjuna, thus leaving behind Him a legacy of wisdom for the ages. So stimulating and profound are these words of Shree Krishna that there have been over 2,000 translations of Bhagavad Gita in the English language alone.

The word Krishna means “All-Attractive” in Sanskrit. Krishna, in his manifest pastimes, exhibited six opulences or "attractive qualities" in full: beauty, knowledge, fame, wealth, strength, and humility. No other incarnation of Godhead exhibited these qualities to the same degree, and therefore Krishna is worshipped throughout India as “The Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Devotees chant His Holy Names considering that the names of the Absolute are non-different from the Absolute Himself. Aside from the ubiquitous chanting there will be many other elements to celebrate His advent during the celebration of his earthly appearance.

Admission to this event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Caru or Vai (801)798-3559/787-1510.

Schedule of Events:

1) 8:00 pm Kirtan in Temple Pavilion with Jai Krishna and Sri Hanuman.

2) 8:30 pm Govinda Ala Re: As Krishna did when a child, participants will climb on each other's shoulders to reach and break a high suspended pot full of butter and yogurt.

Krishna Birthday celebration

3) 9:00 pm Featured Bharat Natyam Dance performer Divya Narayanam with her troupe of students:

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Krishna temple Dancer

4) 9:30 pm Musical pageant of Krishna’s Birth (includes Vasudev, Devaki, Kamsa, Putana, Narada, etc.)

Krishna drama on Janmastami
5) 10:00 pm Abhishekam (Bathing Ceremony). Sponsors will assist the priest in bathing the Deity, and take home the kalashas along with other gifts.

Krishna celebration

6) Kirtans and Bhajans throughout

7) Midnight arati

8) Huge feast (everyone is welcome to bring preparations to augment the feast) sold up until the midnight arati and served free afterwards.
Kalash Sponsorhips 2010

Deluxe Kalasha


Pictured here are the Golden Kalasha (US $ 108.00) and the Deluxe Kalasha (US $ 251.00) which the members will receive after the gala Janmastami celebrations and abhishekam (bathing ceremony). Our grateful thanks to each and every one of the donors.

The kalasha abhishekam (bathing ceremony) will take place about 10:30 pm. We’d like to thank the many families who participated last year, and all those who have been regularly supportive over the years.

This year we were hoping for new members, or heretofore marginally supportive ones, to step up and help us double the number of kalasha sponsors. In expectation, we ordered 100 kalashas from Vrndavan, India.

For anyone who cannot be present to personally bathe the deities, we shall do the bathing in your name and send the kalasha and other gifts by post. To see and hear the festivities (except when we are doing the ratha yatra and the breaking of the butter pot outside) one can go to this web site, and click both the buttons for temple web cam and the radio buttons for live audio.

For sponsorship and to receive either the deluxe kalasha for a donation of US $ 251.00 or the golden kalasha for US $ 108.00, contact Caru Das at (801) 798-3559/787-1510, use Paypal as below, or send a check to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 South State Road, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

2010 Donors (8/18)

Deluxe $ 251.00

Dinesh & Kalpana Patel, Utah
Avtar & Rakesh Singh, Utah
KK & Kokila Sodha, Cal.

Ramesh & Anu Goel, Utah
Jashwant & Kamu Chaudhari, Utah
Bhaskar & Sanchaita Ragula, Utah
Avdesh & Uma Agarwal, Cal.
Sohan & Krishna Dhir, Cal..
Murari & Indira Gupta, Cal.
Roshan & Kulwant Khandpur, Cal.
Dr. Vir Nanda & Urmila, Cal.
CM & Usha Srivastav, Cal.
Sohan Lal & Krishna Dhir, Cal.
Binak & Ameet Shankaran, Texas
Nilesh Patel, Fla.
Raman & Meena Kumar, Utah

Golden $ 108.00

Paul Anand, Cal.
Chandu & Madhu Patel, Cal.
Mulji & Sharda Chaudhari, Utah
Pramod & Surekha Nayate, Utah
Bill McGahey, Oregon
Manas Roy & Jayshree Chowdhuri, Cal.
Alanath & Sandhya Franks, Utah
Tota Gopinath & Jeanette Franks, Utah
Abhijit & Julie Ray, Utah
Peter & Mena Chaudhari, Utah
Gurcharan & Asha Singh, Cal.
Pratima, Anand Shah, Ohio
Yogesh, Pragna Shah, Utah
Divya Drsti Frazier, Utah
Nayna Patel, Cal.
Bill Van Der Sluis, Utah
N.S. Vishwanath & Asha, New Jersey

Donors in 2009

Deluxe Kalasha ($ 251.00)

Vin & Kiran Kamdar, Utah
Dinesh & Kalpana Patel, Utah
Harry Madison, Florida
Avtar & Rakesh Singh, Utah
Ram Krishan & Kulwant Khandpur, California
Sohan & Krishna Dhir, California
Bam Dev & Chander Sharda, Utah
Dhiru & Nirmala Patel, Utah
Sandeep & Manju Oberoi, Utah
Aras & Madelaine Ziemelis, Utah
Ramesh & Anushree Goel, Utah
Chandu & Madhu Patel, California

Golden Kalasha ($ 108.00)

Mahesvari Devi, California
Prabhakar & Devi Krishnaswami, Utah
Shishir & Devi Pandya, Utah
Brajesh Garabadu, Utah
KK & Kokila Sodha, California
Dwijati Pujaka Das, Oklahoma
Gurcharan Singh, California
Asha Singh, California
Raj Cholera, California
Mehul & Aishan Dhar, Wisconsin
Manohar & Nisha Ailawadhi, California
Binaka & Ameet Shakaran, Texas
Lynn & Vicki Napper, Utah
Tushar Patel, Utah
Karan Deep, Utah
Krishna Karina Patel, Utah
Jayant Patel, California
Triveni Patel, California
Divya Drsti Frazier, Utah
Ramesh & Keerti Rathi, Utah
Piyush & Pinal Patel, Wyoming
Jayant & Anjana Patel, California
Shyam, Kusum, Vandana Rangta, Utah
Ramesh & Hamsa Patel, Utah

Golden Kalasha

Deluxe Kalasha


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