What is Janmashtami?

Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in the scriptures as the Supreme Personality of God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by approximately nine hundred and thirty million people around the world–and about two million in the US alone.

But why Janmashtami, one may ask? What’s so special about Krishna, as opposed to any other form of God? It’s His personable-ness. He reciprocates in unique and personal way with every devotee who offers Him love—He is the most adorable, mischievous son, the most romantic lover, the most compassionate friend. And on Janmashtami, devotees celebrate Krishna in all of these aspects. 

So remember that whatever way you worship Krishna on Janmashtami, He will reciprocate with you accordingly. It’s a meditation that makes for an extremely rewarding devotional experience.


This year Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be on Tuesday, Aug 11th 2020. Due to COVID-19 gathering restriction limitation, we are celebrating Janmashtami on 2 days that is on Tuesday Aug 11 2020 (actual day) & Wednesday Aug 12th 2020. You are invited to come and participate in Birthday celebration of Lord Krishna by doing special Kalasha Abhisheka on the day of your choice. This is once a year opportunity thus requesting you to please take advantage by participating in this wonderful ceremony.

Please let us know if you would like us to add or invite anyone for Kalash Abhisheka. If you want to enlist your name for Kalash Abhisheka or any other sponsorship opportunities for the festival, kindly fill the attached form and send back to me so that I can have your correct information for the ceremony. Tentative Abhisheka Ceremony schedule will be from 7pm to 9.00pm on the day of Janmashtami as well as on the following day. We will confirm the timings 1 week prior to the festival. All the devotees donating $501 or above will also get chance to perform Maha-arati on the day of Janmashtami which will be limited to the participants who are participating in Maha Kalash Abhisheka ONLY. There will be no mid-night arati on Aug 12 2020. 

If you have more questions, please contact Shyam, Vidur Prabhu or Adhokasaja prabhu regarding the opportunities.

Thank You very much ! Hare Krishna.

Kalash Maha Abhishek

Please take this opportunity to bathe Lord Krishna personally on his birthday by participating in the Maha Kalash Abhisheka Program ! To know more about this program and reserve your Kalash Abhisheka, please contact: 

Shyam 443-251-8086 / Vidur Das 443-204-1836 / Adhokasaja Das 443-636-1851

Lot of people are expected to witness the grand celebration in the New temple. Our temple is offering opportunities for you to sponsor various aspects of this festival. Please donate today to help & support this festival.