Sri Krishna Janmastami festival 2019

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasapuja and 50th anniversary of ISKCON Deutschland

From Wednesday 21st until Sunday 25th, August 2019

Dear Devotees and friends of Krishna,
We would like to cordially invite you to the inspiring festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasapuja ceremony. It is few days celebration with many highlights, inspiring lectures, meditation on the Lord’s qualitites and pastimes and a lot of Kirtans. We have invited many great souls to be here with us:

– HH Srila Sacinandana Maharaja (Confirmed arriving at Wednesday 21st on 14:00h)
– Our GBC represntaive for ISKCON Germany-Austria HG M. Dina Sharana Devi Dasi (not yet Confirmed)
– HG Madhavananda Prabhu & HG Krshna Kund Mataji  (Confirmed)

– Our talented Kirtaniyas; Ramanji, Nimai,Gour Krishna and many more wonderful Devotees has confirmed vtheir participation.

The complete schedule will be posted here later

Wednesday 21st, 5 p.m. ; Arrival and beginning of the Festival
Thursday, August 22nd ; First Kirtan Day
Friday, August 23rd– Sri Krishna Janmastami
Saturday,  August 24th –  Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasapuja, 50th anniversary of ISKCON Germany 
Sunday,  August 25th –  Srimad Bhagavatam and Sunday feast lectures with Madhavananda Pr.
Here is the Schedule for Janamastami festival: GD_Schedule_Janmastami_2019

Birthday Present For Sri Krishna

Loving exchanges toward the Lord can be expressed in our hearing about him, chanting his glories and names, praying in a heartfelt way and also by bringing him gifts. That is actually recommended every time we visit the Lord.

For the appearance day of the Lord, gifts are even more appreciated. The list of what could be pleasing to the Lord is unlimited. It starts with leave, water and devotion and can extend to Kitchen equipment, various groceries, spices, saffron and most beautiful jewelry.
Coming to a birth day without present is always a bit embarrassing. Therefore, we would like to invite you into a meditation, a prayer: What Can I offer to Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohan? In this simple mediation, this simple prayer, the Lord will certainly inspire you in the heart about what they would like most, coming from your hands. Here starts the loving exchange: How can I please you? What can I bring for you?
Everyone is welcome to also write a short letter as a personal offering to the Deities and add to the gifts.
Your gifts will be offered in a special moment to Krishna on his birthday, where the Pujaris will accept the presents in the name of the Deities and bless the devotee with the lotus feet of Krishna.

Sow the Seed of Krsna consciousness in Children

This year, the Janmastami festival will be hosting a special children’s program, for all ages. They will be given different possibilities, so that the children will hopefully have a nice and memorable stay in Goloka dhama.
We have planned different group games, in good weather = small swimming, table tennis, giant soap bubbles, various ball games and much more. All children also have the opportunity to bathe Lord Sri Gopaljiu and to accompany the ceremony instrumentally with the Hare Krsna Mahamantra.
If other parents would like to assist and be a part of this nice service, please contact: Jivanatha-dasa@gmx.ch 

During the Janmastami festival the children above 10 years of age and teenagers are allowed to camp on the project. Kanupriya devi dasi will be supervising this Camping.
When you have Questions about camping: Kanupriyas E-Mail: lelling108@gmail.com

Accomodation:

* Your own tent or camper: 8,-€
* Ashram with your own Sleeping bag & mat 10,-€
* Ashram including simple beddings 15,-€

If you wish to reserve a separate room, we recommend that you reserve your room in a guesthouse outside of the project. Hier is a list near pensions:

We offer free Shuttle service twice a days-(fixed timings Morning -evening), Further shuttle services will be charged 5,-/drive.

If you have your own car, and wish to have privacy, then we suggest that you to look for some outside accommodation near Goloka Dhama: http://www.goloka-dhama.de/radha-krishna-bhakti-yoga/pension-near-goloka-dhama/

Notice: Our small guesthouse in the project is reserved for senior devotees, invited VIP guests and families

Festival fee: Including Prasadam (Vegetarian & Vegan food)

* 15,-EUR
* Children from 6-12 half price

Notice:

Please note that organizing this festival is beyond the financial possibilities of our temple and we want to ask you to kindly support this endeavor by a generous donation which will be used for this purpose only. You can send your donations via PayPal (find link on the right side of our page) or wire transfer to our account:

ISKCON Abentheuer Goloka Dhama e,V.
Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld
Kto. 21260729, BLZ: 56250030
IBAN: DE07 5625 0030 0021 2607 29
BIC: BILADE55
Reference: Donation Janmastami + Your legal name

We can issue an official donation receipt for you!

Temple Taxi

Please make sure that you book your taxi in advance via email:  contact.golokadhama@gmail.com.
The pick up service with be taken up the 10th August and not afterward. Pick ups after this date should be done by tel. to +49 6782 22 14!

We need your help

Dear Devotees, we are in need of help for this festival. If you would like to serve Vaisnavas by performing  service ( for example in the kitchen) during the festival, we can offer you the following discounts:

  • 50% discount for doing at least 3 hours of active service
  • 100% Discounts for doing at least 6 hours of active service
  • If you are interested, please write an email to contact.golokadhama@gmail.com
  • This option will be cancelled, as soon as we have enough helpers!

Our facilities are fully booked. Daily visitors are welcome.

Notice: Our capacity for the asramas are limited and the first bookings will get the chance to actually stay in the ashrams. 

Daily visitors are always welcome. Please resgister to help us to calculate the amount of food, etc.  

Thank you very much for your attention and we will be glad to greet you in this wonderful and spiritual event.

Your servants from the festival organization