Posted on ISKCON Melbourne web site by Rasanandini
Here is our program for Sri Krishna Janmastami on Thursday.
1. Temple Room
There will be kirtana all day beginning at 9.30am
4.30am – 4.55am: Mangala Arati
7.00am – 7.10am: Deity Greeting
7.10am – 7.30am: Guru Puja
7.30am – 9.00am: Class
12.30pm – 1.00pm: Raj Bhoga Arati
4.00pm – 4.15pm: Dhoop Arati
7.00pm – 7.30pm: Sandhya Arati
9.00pm – 9.30pm: Sayana Arati
9.30pm – Midnight: Kirtana
Midnight – 1.00am: Midnight Arati
2. Darshana Times
Temple Darshana is available all day long, except for
4.30pm – 7.00pm: Closed for deity dressing
10.00pm – Midnight: Closed for deity dressing
3. Offerings to Sri Sri Radha Krishna – Front Lawn
11.00am – 11.00pm: Arati to Sri Sri Radha Krishna by donors
4. Sri Sri Radha Govinda Abhisheka – Theatre
7.45pm – 9.30pm: Abhisheka
5. Prasadam Distribution Tent – Rear Yard
10.00am – 6.00pm: Maha prasadam distribution
11.00am – 10.00pm: Guest prasadam distribution
11.00am – Midnight: Maha prasadam sales
Midnight – 1.30am: Feast
6. Gokul Chaat and Snacks – Side Garden
3.00pm – 11.00pm: Indian snacks
8.30am – 5.00pm: Krishna Book Reading
10.30pm – 11.45pm: Yajna – Fire Sacrifice
8. Vedic Cultural Program – Prasadam Hall
All guests are to be seated strictly by 7.00pm for 7.15 pm start.
7.15 – 7.30pm: Welcome
7.30 – 8.15pm: Drama – The birth of Lord Krishna and Dance by the Sri Prahlad School.
8.15 – 8.30pm: Bhajans by Krishna
8:30 – 8.40pm: Odissi dance. Dance on Lord Krishna, by Nilashaki Bora.
8.40 – 9.00pm: Bharatnatyam dance. Lord Krishna dances with his Radha. A dance by Sindhu.
9.00 – 9.15pm: Kuchipudi dance. Dancing on Krishna. A dance by Revathi.
9:15 – 9.35pm: Radha dances to Radha Nachegi melodies, while Krishna plays his flute. By the MNDC school and Shreya, Sruthi, Meenu, Radha, Teju and Somya.
9:35 – 9.40pm: The Glories of Radharani. In this Dance Krishna says that Radha is the ultimate among all the gopis. By the MNDC school.
9:40 – 10.00pm: Appreciation of the artists.
10.00 – 10.15pm: Bharatnatyam dance. Lord Krishna, the king of beauty, nature and happiness, charms one and all. A dance by Sindhu.
10:15pm – 11.00pm: The Krishna Lila Bhajan Band