Dwarka: On the occasion of Janmashtami, the temple hall of Iskon Temple, Dwarka is adorned with beautiful flowers, and thronged by devotees who are eager to have darshan of the Lord and serve him. There are varieties of flowers used for the beautification of the temples, and the festivities started from the early morning. One of the main rituals on this day is the ceremonial bathing of the deities.
Both the deities of Radha, Krishna, and even Balaram get the ceremonial bathing, and then there is Mangal Aarti and more. Prasadam was distributed among devotees, and as mentioned earlier, the celebrations will go on for the entire day. Devotees are visiting the temple in abundance to be a part of the celebrations. Melodious Kirtan and chanting of the holy name goes on for practically the entire day.
At midnight, the deities are offered an Aarti yet again, with love and devotion for the Supreme Lord. The festivities go on until the next day as well, this is when Nandotsav is celebrated. The celebrations at Iskcon Temple, Dwarka are a sight to behold.