Harinama Yajna in progress
Bengaluru, Jan. 03, 2019: The Shubharambham festival was held at ISKCON Bangalore on the 1st of January, 2019. This was the fourth year of celebrations, which is meant to give an opportunity to those devotees who wish to begin the New Year on a high note, by seeking the divine blessings of their Lordships Sri Radha Krishna. About 110 families joined the festivities by taking part in the Harinama Yajna that involved the chanting of Hare Krishna Mahamantra for 108 times. After the yajna, devotees had a chance to hear His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, Senior Vice-President, ISKCON Bangalore, who emphasized the need for investing faith in the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Devotees who took part in this programme were also fortunate to treat their taste buds with Chappan Bhog mahaprasadam, that comprised of 56 exotic delicacies offered to Lord Sri Krishna.
A devotee family doing sankalpa
Shri Raghunatha Rao, one of the participants of Shubharambham said, “This is the best New Year celebration that I have ever attended. The temple was filled with divine vibrations all around. We had the good fortune of being the part of fire sacrifice and then understand the purpose of our lives in the association of experienced saints. My daughter was fascinated by the wide-spread of 56 varieties of Prasada, along with beautifully decorated flowers and lights. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the New Year. I wish to be a part of this event at ISKCON every year.”
His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, Senior Vice-President, ISKCON Bangalore interacting with devotees
Special decoration with flowers and lights
A view of the celebrations