Hare Krishna Movement (HKM), Hyderabad performed a grand abhisheka to the Deity of Navanitha Krishna at NTR Stadium Grounds, Hyderabad on November 1 on the occasion of Koti Deepotsavam, a mega religious event, organized by Bhakti TV (Telugu devotional channel).

Koti Deepotsavam commenced on October 22 and several spiritual leaders, politicians and celebrities, apart from thousands of devotees, attended the festivities over a period of 15 days. On the eleventh day, an abhisheka and Harinam sankirtana was conducted by HKM Hyderabad.

Addressing the huge gathering on this occasion, His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa, President, ISKCON Bangalore, said, “All of us are spiritual souls and eternal servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna. As per the shastras, the happiness obtained by serving the Lord is like an ocean whereas the happiness in this material world is just like a droplet of water. To overcome the problems and anxieties in our daily life, chanting the Lord’s name is the ultimate and only solution. The transcendental maha-mantra – Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare – can drive us on the path of liberation.

Continuing his talk, he said, “Life is a battle. Arjuna fought the battle with Krishna by his side. Similarly, if you start your day with the chanting of Hare Krishna, 108 times, Krishna will be next to you the whole day; like Arjuna you will come out successful in life.”

His Grace Sri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, President of HKM, Hyderabad said that Navanitha Krishna’s grand abhisheka was being held on Kartika Dvadashi.

Among the others present on this occasion were His Grace Jaganmohan Krishna Dasa, President, HKM Ahmedabad, His Grace Amitasana Dasa, President, HKM Mumbai and other temple devotees from HKM Hyderabad.

A variety of fragrant flowers, fruits, juices, water mixed with herbs, panchagavya and panchamrita were used in the special abhisheka that was conducted at 6 p.m. Dolotsava seva was also performed as part of the ceremony. The devotees had a memorable and spiritually enriching experience throughout the event which concluded with a maha mangalarati.