This year’s Janmashtami festival was a grand five-day long celebration ( Aug 12th -16th,2017) at ISKCON Coimbatore.
The celebration was formally inaugurated on Aug 13th by HH Bhakti Vinoda Swami , ISKCON GBC and Zonal Secretary , who hoisted the flag, in the august presence of Sri.T.N.Hariharan, IAS, District collector, Coimbatore and also performed the Adhivas ceremony to invoke all auspiciousness for observing Janmashtami the following day .
The foundation stone for the upcoming Student’s Edification Center was laid by HH Bhakti Vinoda Swami along with the chief guest, Sri Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping and other dignitaries like Srimati Vanathi Srinivasan, Non-Official Director, Madras Fertilizers Limited; Sri Ravi Sam, Managing Director Adwaith Textiles Ltd. and Adwaith Steels Ltd. Coimbatore etc.
Festivities included Mantra Rock show for youth by India’s Got Talent -Season-3 fame Madhava’s Rock Band, Cultural programmes, drama, spiritual discourses, spiritual debates, special video screenings, Akhanda Nama Sankirtan, Q&A sessions, Maha Abhishekam (Shankabhishekam & Kalasabhishekam with tirtha collected from1008 Holy rivers) , Pada Sevanam of Lord Krishna’s Lotus Feet and Maha Aratis on Aug 14th and 15th.
About a lakh devotees visited the temple to have Darshan of Their Lordships in their beautifully decorated altar. Platefuls of delicious prasadam were served on all days. Visitors expressed overwhelming appreciation and support for the upcoming Kovai Chandra Education and Cultural Complex.
Nandotsava and Srila Prabhupad’s Appearance day Vyasa Puja were observed on Aug 16th. A grand feast offered for Nandotsava, brought the entire festival to an impressive end.
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