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Sri Krishna Janmashtami Vishesha Pooja

September 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Us for Sri Krishna Janmashtami Vishesha Pooja!

Krishna Janmashtami, also called Gokulashtami, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.

According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the month of Sravana while in the Gregorian calendar, in 2023 Gokulashtami falls on 6th of September.

The diversity in India makes it the ideal setting for the celebration of various festivals in harmony and joy. One of these occasions, Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2023, honours the birth of who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It takes place on the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month and is also called Gokulashtami. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu took the form of Krishna Bhagwan on Earth in order to kill Kansa, a demon who was Devaki’s brother.


Program Details:
6:30 PM Nadaswaram – Sankeerthan
7:00 PM Sankalpam – Ganapathi Pooja
7:30 PM Sri Radha Krishna Vishesha Pooja & Jhoola Sewa
8:30 PM Archana – Theertha Prasadam

Pramuk Yazmaan: $201
Jhoola Sewa: $51
Archana: $21



September 6, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sri Maha Saraswathi Hindu Temple
2130 County Rd 1000 E
Champaign, IL 61822 United States
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Sponsorships, Participation, and Blessed Prasadam

If you would like to help sponsor the festival or participate in the puja yourself, please do consider from the available sponsorships. Sponsorships help to cover the cost of fruits, milk, ghee, flowers and garlands offered during the puja and abhishekam. In gratitude for your kind offering, we will give you blessed and energized prasadam from the event.

For sponsorship of Abhisekham or Archana, please reach out to our Temple Priest Sharma Ji at 630-247-0173 or email to htcscipooja@gmail.com.

For some sponsorships, we will include your name in the sankalpam chanted before the event. The sankalpam is a Sanskrit statement recited before any major puja or homam. When your name is recited in the sankalpam, it creates a subtle energetic bond between you and the puja or homam, bringing divine blessings to you and your family.

All sponsors receive blessed and energized prasadam from the event. Blessed prasadam usually includes small packets of kumkum and/or vibhuti as well as special items like a blessed thread, yajna raksha, or other holy items.

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