Omkarananda Kamakshi Devi Mandir

Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
4th September, 2007

Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas observed this holy grand day of Lord Krishna’s Birthday, on the 4th of September, 2007.
At 8 am in the morning, at the Shri Padmawati Sameta Shri Balaji Shrine in the Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Temple, the Temple Priests started the morning celebration with Abhisheka of milk, honey, ghee, sugar, curd and Kumkum. It was then followed by Ganga water Abhisheka.

Then our Ashram Panditjis offered Balaji Puja and Laddu Gopal Puja to Lord Krishna. Arati was then performed and Prasad was distributed to all, which concluded the morning service.

In the evening, our Temple Priests offered devotional recitals of Vishnu Sahasra Nama Parayana with Tulsi (the holy Basil or Tulsi-leaves are very dear to Lord Krishna), followed by chanting of Krishna’s birthday songs, infusing in all devotees a heart-felt love and appreciation for Lord Krishna. Arati then followed and Prasad was distributed and shared amongst all participants.