Festivals at ISKCON, Mayapur

ST Bureau ; Nadia:
The devotees will celebrate Vyas Puja, appearance day of A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, founder Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness on Thursday morning at ISKCON, Mayapur.
On the other hand , although a only select few devotees and pujaris were allowed to perform the rituals inside the Chandradaya temple on the occasion of Janmashtami due to restrictions on entrance but the enthusiasm among the devotees was no less. Close to 50,000 devotees from across the globe participated in the Janmashtami festivities, divine Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna, held at ISKCON headquarter at Sridham Mayapur via various online platforms. The day began with Mangal Arti, Darshan Arti, lecture on Krishna Lila from Srimad Bhagwatam by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami. From 10pm to 12 mid-night Mahabishek of the Utsav deity was performed using milk, honey, ghee, yogurt, fruit juices.Later at midnight MahaBhog was offered to the Lord. Throughout the day the devotees were fasting and performed Kirtan and Bhajan. Each year more than a lakh people visit Mayapur during Janmashtami, however, it was a low key affair this time on ground. In the wake of the rising Corona virus cases in Nadia district the Mayapur Management has closed the main gates of the campus for all devotees and visitors. Janmashtami is an important festival for the Vaishnava community. The devotees prayed for well being of all, informed
Subroto Das,
Head Media Communication
ISKCON Mayapur.