ISKCON Brisbane is preparing one of the biggest Janmastami Festivals in Brisbane to be held at their Seventeen Mile Rocks temple on Thursday 25th August, 2016 starting from 5pm.
The youth of the Brisbane ISKCON community is planning this year’s festival with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of ISKCON. For 50 years, ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) has been instrumental in preserving the philosophy and culture of India, an immortalising it for millions across the world.
The festival will start from 5pm and continue till midnight – signifying the time at which Lord Krishna was born – the Supreme Lord that is celebrated during Janmastami.
Indian cultural dance, drama, discourses, live music, exhibits, and ample food will be on offer throughout the evening. The night’s activities will be both entertaining and educational, a great night out for the entire family.
“We want everyone to walk away with great memories in their hearts and minds – and so we are putting on an event that is entertaining, engaging and tells a story”, explains Rohan Sheth, one of the festival organisers.
“This is an open invitation for everyone in Brisbane to find out more about the ISKCON Brisbane Temple, and how it is so much more than just a place of worship. Srila Prabhupada who started this entire ISKCON movement, built a house in which the whole world can live, and we are having an ‘open house’ for everyone in Brisbane,” invites Mr Sheth.
There will be something on offer for everyone – from children to adults. Through cultural entertainment, engaging activities and interactive displays, the Janmastami festival will be a night to remember.
“It is always such a buzzing atmosphere on the night. The ISKCON temple has really done wonders to preserve and promote the ancient traditions of Vedic India – and this is something which is appreciated by so many Indians across Brisbane,”says Jalaj Guwalani, one of the festival organisers.