HYDERABAD, September 4, 2018: Sri Krishna Janmastami was celebrated in a grand manner at Hare Krishna Movement‘s (HKM) Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy golden temple from September 2 to 4, 2018.
The festivities included Shodashopachara Seva, Makhan Krishna Jhulan Seva and special darshan of Sri Sri Radha Govinda, Krishna Kids Contest (traditional fancy dress), Raja Bhoga Arati, Sandhya (evening) and Midnight Maha Abhisheka with 108 kalashas.
Sri C. V. Nagarjuna Reddy – High Court Judge, Sri Sita Rama Murthy – High Court Judge, Sri B. Dattatreya – MP, Sri Raghunandan (IAS), Sri Somesh Kumar (IAS), Sri Naveen Mittal, Sri Vinod Agarwal, Sri B. P. Acharya, Smt. Ranjeev Acharya, Sri Adhar Sinha, Sri Vinod Kumar Yadav (South Central Railways), Sri Chintala Rama Chandra Reddy – MLA, Sri Kishan Reddy – MLA and Smt. G. Vijaya Lakshmi –Corporator participated in the celebrations and recieved the blessings of Lord Krishna.
Vyasa Puja was celebrated on September 4, 2018. A grand Abhisheka, over 1008 special food offerings prepared by devotees was offered to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna, offering of Vyasa Puja 2018 book, Darshaniyas Pustaka Avishkarana (a collection of living persons‘ experiences who met Srila Prabhupada) Karyakrama were part of the celebrations.
Smt. Jamuna, famous veteran film actor and Sri Raghava Reddy, Chairman, G Pulla Reddy Sweets Group shared their experiences when they had met Srila Prabhupada over 30 years ago. This inspired all the devotees at the ceremony. Sri Pandu Ranga Naik, Joint Transport Commissioner, Telangana was the special guest. The program concluded with dinner prasadam served to all the devotees.
Watch a video of the celebrations: