Category Archives: Radha Madhav Dham
The auspicious birthday of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, which falls on Sharat Poornima, is being celebrated as Jagadguruttam Jayanti on 7th October, 2014.
Through Vedic Philosophy and Devotional Chanting, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj has made individual souls who have been longing for Divine Love Bliss since time immemorial, experience the nectar of Maharaas (which took place on Sharat Poornima) with the grace of Shri Raseshwari Radha Rani and Shri Krishna.
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat would like to wish devotees all around the world on this special occasion of Jagadguruttam Jayanti.
RSVP for special Bhakti Yoga Retreat with Swami Mukundananda ji, Oct 10 – 12, at Radha Madhav Dham.
SHREE KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Say Happy Birthday to Lord Krishna at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin!
Date: Saturday August 16, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm – 12.00 midnight
Venue: JKP Radha Madhav Dham
400 Barsana Road,
Shree Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most important days of the year for devotees of the personal form of God. It is the day that supreme God appeared in the beautiful form of Krishna and began revealing his childhood leelas, which charmed the heart of even God Shiv. He walked this earth for 125 years before returning to His Divine abode. The word ‘janm’ literally means ‘to appear’. It is a Divine secret that, although Shree Krishna appeared and lived on this earth for 125 years, He was never born. He appeared in front of His mother Devaki in His full-grown form, in complete decorations and attire, but He was never present inside her in the form of a fetus, nor was He born from her womb. In other words, His appearance was a Divine ‘birth’.
The age old tradition in India has been to celebrate Shree Krishna’s birthday on the 8th night after the August full moon. This is the significance of the word ‘ashtmi’, which means ‘eighth’. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India, and especially in the place of Krishna’s childhood leelas, Braj, India.
5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Youth Program on Outdoor Stage
7:00 pm Chanting starts inside the Temple
7:15 pm Janmashtami Lecture
8:15 pm Leela, Dances
9:30 pm Arti, Jhulan, Abhishek
10:00 pm Chanting continues
12:00 midnight Aarti