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Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Krishna on the eighth day of the dark half of the month of Bhadra

Lord Krishna is the original person (adi purusha), Supreme Personality of Godhead from whom all other incarnations expand. He appeared as the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva. He was born as a baby with four hands, holding conch shell, club, disc, and lotus flower, decorated with the mark of Shrivatsa, wearing the jeweled necklace of the Kaustubha stone, dressed in yellow silk, appearing dazzling like a bright blackish cloud, wearing a helmet bedecked with the Vaidurya stone, valuable bracelets, earrings and similar other ornaments all over His body and an abundance of hair on His head

At ISKCON Rajahmundry, the Deities are dressed most grandly with new dresses and jewellery. The temple is so grandly decorated that it heralds the most celebrated event. Huge crowds over 50,000 to 1,00,000 throng the temple for darshana till midnight. The devotees fast till midnight, all the while engaging in various services.

The Grand 10 day festival of Brahmostavam on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmasti starting from Balaram Purinma and ending with H.D.G.Srila Prabhupada Appearance day.During 10 day festival every day yagnam followed by Vahana seva .Then Bhagavad Gita Discourse by Temple President Sri man Satya Gopinath Das and the end of the day Culture event like Krishna Lila and Ramas Lila dramas are enacted by Expert artists i.e. Surabhi/Prabhat arts international.

On the Sri Krishna Janmashtami day, the whole temple is decorated with different kinds of Fresh Flowers ,Flower plants and other decorated items .The temple opens at 5:00am for Mangla Arathi followed by darshan Arathi .During darshan arathi continuous Kirthan participating hundred’s of devotees. The past time of Lord Krishna are discussed for two Hours .By 11am Sudharshan yagnam is performed with handful of Devotee couples sitting before the yagna. At the end of yagnam Purnahuthi is conducted.The three Kalishas are taken in procession upto Gowthami Bathing Ghat and there avakrutha snanam ceremony is performed in the sacred river Godavari.

In the afternoon at 3pm the event of breaking the pot (vutti kottuta) is conducted before the huge crowd and it runs an hour programme. It is really memorable event remembering child Krishna’s most popular Leela.In the evening at 6pm Teposavam (Boat seva) is performed that is placing the Deities on specially decorated Throne in the Boat specially made for this purpose, the boats are moved over the waters for half an hour to fourty five minutes with musical band and bursting fire crackers. For this teposavam near about 25,000 Devotees attended and enjoyed blissfully the whole event .

At 8pm Spiritual discourse discussing various past times of lord Krishna is given by Sriman satya Gopinath das for two and half hours.