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This will be an interesting festival
It is time to celebrate the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna! For more than 5000 years, Lord Krishna's appearance has been celebrated with huge enthusiasm and fondness all across India. It is celebrated with sacred music, songs of devotion, kirtan (a devotional song, mainly about the life of Krishna, in which a group repeats lines sung by a leader), lovely worship ceremonies and of course, flower offerings. It came from ancient beginnings, and now the festival of Janmashtami is now a worldwide celebration bringing together millions of people from all cultures and religious traditions.
The suggested donation is $10 per adult and you can see their website here.
This event is presented by Divine & Holistic and Australian School of Meditation & Yoga and features one of Australia's leading kirtan bands Ashraya.
Krishna's Transcendental Appearance - Krishna was born in the darkness of night, and at a time when the whole world was suffering under the oppression of powerful kings. Once Krishna came on to the scene, all directions became peaceful. Auspicious stars shone in the sky and even the rivers flowed full of water, and charmingly decorated with bright lotus flowers. Birds sang in the forests and peacocks pranced around while the wind blew peacefully and flowers rained from the sky. Angels and celestial started to rejoice, offering prayers, dancing and singing.
It is said that the more our love for Krishna grows, the more our love for others will also grow. This holy love is the essence of Janmashtami.