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.
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat has donated Rs.2 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, a statement from the institution said Thursday.
The representatives of the parishat, a charitable organisation founded by the late renowned spiritual leader Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj, handed over the draft to BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters here.
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
Radha Madhav Dham, founded by Prakashanand Saraswati in 1990 under the name Barsana Dham(originally called International Society of Divine Love since 1975). It is a large temple and ashram complex for his guru Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj outside of Austin, Texas. Radha Madhav Dham is a place of pilgrimage reminiscent of similar locales in India. In April 2011, JKP Barsana Dham was renamed JKP Radha Madhav Dham Radha Madhav Dham is the main US center of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. The ashram is led by a board of managing members, headed by board president Mr. Raj Goel. and vice president Diwakari Devi.
Radha Madhav Dham is the oldest Hindu Temple in Texas and the largest in North America — it is one of the largest Hindu Temple complexes in the Western Hemisphere. In 2013, Radha Madhav Dham was listed in Newsmax’s 13 Fascinating Cathedrals and Houses of Worship in America.
Radha Madhav Dham is a nonprofit, religious, educational, and charitable organization that follows the path of raganuga bhakti. The temple is involved in numerous charitable educational projects including JKP Education, which won the Nelson Mandela Peace Award instituted by the Economic Growth Society of India in April 2014.