ISKCON Dwarka to celebrate Janmashtami with 'Nanhe Gopal' theme
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ISKCON Dwarka to celebrate Janmashtami with 'Nanhe Gopal' theme

Societies and temples across Dwarka are all decked up to celebrate the festival over the next three days.

ISKCON Dwarka to celebrate Janmashtami with 'Nanhe Gopal' theme

The festival season is officially here and Delhiites are all set to celebrate it with much fervour and enthusiasm. Janmashtami, one of the most loved festivals across the country, is all set to be celebrated across the temples and societies in Dwarka in a unique way.

The ISKCON Temple in Sector 13 has come up with “Krishna in a basket crossing the Yamuna” theme to welcome the birth of Nanhe Gopal. The temple’s main gate would be decorated keeping the theme in mind.

Speaking to City Spidey, Congregation Director of ISKCON, Dwarka,  Archit Das, said, “A number of cultural events are planned on September 1 and 2 depicting Lord Krishna’s early life events, followed by bhajan and kirtan. Children from 17 schools in Dwarka will also perform at the celebrations."

The celebrations are divided into two themes— Dwarka Leela On Saturday and Mathura Leela on Sunday. A team from Vrindavan will give a special performance on Sunday.

To make children understand the relevance of the festival in a fun manner, the temple has also planned a quiz show based on the facts about Krishna’s life. The temple will host a game show ‘Kaun Banega Krishna Ka Devotee’, where participating children would be asked questions about Krishna and his life. Suman Verma, a student of class 9th from Sector 13, said, “The event is based on the concept of popular TV show Kaun Banega Carorepati. I am extremely excited to participate this year. Hopefully, I will win.”

Besides these celebrations, several societies have planned matki phod, arti and prasad events in their premises. Golak Dham Radha Govind Mandir in Sector 10 and Dwarkadheesh Temple in Sector 12 are beautifully decked up for the occasion.

Golak Dham temple will celebrate Janmashtami on September 3, with events starting from 5 pm onwards and continuing till midnight. “Apart from regular events like kirtan and arti, we have planned several cultural activities with children. This year, 75 children from nearby societies will perform on stage depicting the life events of Lord Krishna,” said Sanjay Goel of Radha Goving Mandir Committee.

Meanwhile, the celebrations are also in full swing at residential societies. General Secretary of RWA, Radhika Apartments, Sector 14, Anupam Yashovardhan, said, “We have planned a fancy dress competition on Krishna theme. The kids will also perform a dance-drama on the same theme.”