M.A.Center, Washington DC

Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations

Krishna Jayanthi Celebration
Krishna Jayanthi Celebration
Aug 31, 2019 5:30pm-11:30pm (ended)

MA Center DC welcomes you to join in Satsang with Br. Ramanand to celebrate Krishna Jayanthi - birth of Lord Krishna on Saturday, August 31 5:30pm. Please note as we are hosting East Coast Satsang coordinators retreat the same weekend, the Ashram will open to public at 5pm Saturday.

Accommodation is full at the Ashram for this event.

Schedule

  • No Archana at 4:30 pm
  • Procession will start at 5:30 pm
  • Uriadi at 6:00 pm
  • Dinner at 7:30 pm
  • Satsang 8:30 pm till 12:30 am (Satsang includes lively Krishna Bhajans and at midnight we will celebrate the birth of baby Krishna.)

What is Uri Adi?

Men, Women and children take turns trying to break a pot filled with treats tied to a tree branch using a pulley. The pot is raised and lowered when participant make a dash to break the pot while water is being sprayed on you. The game is similar to Piñata. This is to remember how fun filled Vrindavan was with Krishna trying to break pots, stealing butter. Please do not forget to bring spare dress as you could get wet.

Midnight Celebrations

Welcoming Lord Krishna with devotional fervor. The Birth of Lord Krishna at midnight is a very special ceremony. The idol of baby Krishna is brought and then rocked in a cradle. A popular belief is that any wish made while rocking the cradle is fulfilled on this day. The entire Ashram echoes with the sound of the conch (shankh) and ringing of bells. Devotees pray and welcome the lord with lively bhajans and chants.