Celebrate Janmashtami with a virtual ‘darshan’ at ISKCON temple this year

IANS
  • All the 150 ISKCON temples across India — in Bengaluru, Delhi, West Bengal, and Odisha — are preparing to celebrate Janmashtami online this year.
  • People who wish to attend the ‘darshan’ will have to pre-book the appointment.
  • The New York-founded religious organisation will make arrangements for people who want to prepare ‘bhoga’ for Lord Rukmini Dwarkadhish at their homes and offer it to the Hindu deity.
This pandemic has truly turned us on the digital path. While it began with banking, shopping, working and connecting with even family members online, now you can attend festivals, pray and seek blessings through the virtual medium as well. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is all set to go digital on Janmashtami.

Not just Dwarka, all the 150 ISKCON temples across India — in Bengaluru, Delhi, West Bengal, and Odisha — are preparing to celebrate Janmashtami online.

“This Janmashtami from 7th to 12th August 2020, Delhi’s famous upcoming temple- ISKCON Dwarka Delhi invites you to join them at their temple in Sector-13 Dwarka. We have made an exclusive arrangement where you can perform their aartis, offer bhoga, do Abhishek. For this, we have prepared kits to help you in performing aarti & Abhishek from your home and we’ll get them delivered to you before the big day,” read ISKCON Dwarka’s statement.

Advertisement

“This year the grandeur has been lessened due to Covid-19. The entry will be purely based on limited invitation. We request all the devotees to stay with us virtually on this auspicious day,” Vrajendra Nandan Das, vice president of ISKCON, New Delhi told ANI

People who wish to attend will have to pre-book the appointment. The New-York founded religious organisation will make arrangements for people who want to prepare ‘bhoga’ for Lord Rukmini Dwarkadhish at their homes and offer it to the Hindu deity.

“You can offer dishes (without onion, garlic, mushroom), fruits, dry fruits, sweets, savories, etc,” ISKCON said.

Advertisement

Delhi’s ISKCON is allowing a limited number of people to come to the temple — while adhering to the government — and perform the sewa, by booking an appointment. However, unlike last year, Delhi’s ISKCON temple will not be decorated with flowers this time around.

SEE ALSO:
Trump was rushed from the briefing room by Secret Service after a shooting outside the White House
McKinsey, Facebook, Amazon, Nokia — and some other companies looking for a product manager right now
A WhatsApp message, six weeks of talks and a $300 million deal – how Karan Bajaj sold his less than 18-month old startup White Hat Jr to Byju’s
{{}}