Where: Hare Krishna Melbourne in Albert Park, Werribee, and Berwick
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Schedule (2024): to be advised.
Subject to change closer to the date:
At our Albert Park Temple:
Extended Darshanas & Prasadam
4:00 pm Arati & Kirtana (Chanting)
4:30 pm Cultural Program
7:00 pm Arati & Kirtana
7:30 pm Abhisheka (Deity Bathing) & Kirtana
9:00 pm Arati & Kirtana
This year, by popular demand, our Janmastami celebrations are coming to your doorstep!
In the Western Suburbs.
Wyndham Hare Krishna invites you to celebrate Janmastami from 5:00 pm till 1:00 am at the Werribee Functions & Events Centre (2-10 Bulban Rd, Werribee 3030). The venue has ample free parking and is easily accessible by public transport. Merciful Radha-Karunasindhu will give Their darshana and Chota Radha-Krishna festival Deities will accept an abhisheka. You’ll be able to make personal puja offerings to Krishna on His birthday. Our program includes aratis, kirtanas and cultural performances, as well as free, hot prasadam prepared by our best cooks in the Temple kitchen and offered to Sri-Sri Radha-Vallabha. Register your attendance at bit.ly/07sep23 or get more information by contacting Guru (0404 919 229).
In the Eastern Suburbs.
ISKCON is bringing Janmastami to the Eastern Suburbs for the first time. You can celebrate with us from 5:00 pm till 12:00 am at the Akoondah Park Centre (2 Cardinia St, Berwick 3806). Visit us on social media at @iskcon_janmashtami. Complete your free registration at tinyurl.com/JANM23 or contact Nitin (0400 818 670) or Anu 0420 681 572 for more information.
In the Inner Suburbs.
For those of you in the Inner Melbourne Suburbs, Hare Krishna Melbourne (197 Danks St, Albert Park 3206) invites you to celebrate Janmastami from 4:30 am Thursday, September 7, till 1:00 am, Friday, September 8. There you can enjoy our usual programs as scheduled above.
Please be aware that our Temple is in a residential neighbourhood. The City of Port Phillip monitors parking near the Temple on weekends and festival days. Every 10 minutes from 5 pm – midnight on Janmastami day, free shuttle taxis will run from Lakeside Carpark to the corner of Kerferd Rd and Danks St. There’ll also be a drop-off-only service to Spencer St Station every 30 minutes. Please take advantage of this.
And what is Sri Krishna Janmastami without serving together? Your help is vital. To offer services – from cutting up vegetables for the Deities, to serving prasadam to guests or maintaining security – we need you. Volunteer at [email protected].
Our Fourth Venue.
Our fourth venue is the St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle St, St Kilda 3182). Join us there from 5:00 pm till 9:30 pm on Sunday, September 3 for our annual Janmastami cultural performances and delicious prasadam.
Janmastami agenda: bathing the festival deities of Radha and Krishna; extended Deity darshanas, chanting, dancing, feast.
About: Janmastami is by far our biggest festival of the year. We host thousands of guests across our Melbourne-wide venues throughout the day.
Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He appeared in Vrindavana (south of Delhi in India) to please His devotees, to attract everyone, and to re-establish the principles of religion. He is famous for His sweet pastimes as a cowherd boy, as the killer of many demons, and as the lover of Srimati Radharani.
The Janmastami program at the Temple (enlarge the brochure here).