Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Janmashtami was celebrated at Yashodha Mata Temple, Govardhannath Temple and by ISCKON members on Friday evening. Temples were decorated and cultural programs were held throughout the day.
Makhan-Mushri and Panjiri were distributed in the form of Prasad and devotees thronged the temples all night long.
The Yadav community led Lord Krishna’s procession out of Bada Ganpati square. After two years, 25 society organizations united under one platform – Yadav Ahir Samaj District Central Committee – and marched out the procession. Even though it was raining, people’s enthusiasm did not diminish.
The Yashoda Mata Temple in Khajuri Bazaar has been decorated with colorful electric bulbs. Mahapuja and Janma Aarti were played, then Yashoda Mata’s baby shower was played by married women, who are unable to conceive a child even after years of marriage. It is believed that those who hold baby showers in the temple receive blessings from Yashoda.
On August 20, Nand Utsav, Chappan Bhog Darshan and Bhajan singer Babu Rajoria will perform Bhajans from 7-11pm. Mother Yashoda’s baby shower will take place during this time.
Saturday – The occasion will be celebrated at Rohini Nakshatra in the Venkatesh Temple. Hymns will be recited. There will be a late night celebration while Prasad will be distributed throughout the day.
Sunday – At the Ramanuj Kot Temple. In this 135-year-old temple, the Lord will be placed on the Panchmukhi swing.
RSS Volunteers Perform Flute Recital on Janmashtami
RSS volunteers held a flute recital at the former Hans Das Math, Bada Ganapati on Friday morning. The flute was Lord Krishna’s favorite musical instrument.
At the conductor’s signal, volunteers in full RSS gear began to play in sync.
The unique feature of the performance was that the other instruments played were totally indigenous like Venu, Turya, Nagang, Swarad. The volunteers performed compositions by Meera, Bhup Shivranjani among others.
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