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Krishna Janmashtami - August 25, 2016

कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी: अगस्त २५, २०१६

The evening of Krishna Janmashtami (कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी) is almost here as Thursday, August 25, 2016 will be celebrated as Lord Krishna’s holy birth. To mark the celebrations of the same, 'Govind abhishek' will take place in the wee hours of the night, 12 a.m. - 1 a.m. पंजीरी and प्रसाद will be distributed to the devotees thereafter. On the day of Krishna Janmashtami at 3:45 a.m., Lord Krishna’s exquisite Darshan can be done during the 'mangal aarti'.

Timings of 'jhaki' to be changed

The timings of all 'jhakis' will be changed on this day.

Arrangements and preparations for public utility have been done

To aid devotees who will turn up in a huge number (as happens annually and is expected this year too) the final preparations have been done. The arrangement of three lines has been done at the temple, to help the devotees walk in an orderly manner and experience the beautiful sight of Lord Krishna. Special arrangements apart from the normal arrangements have also been done to avoid traffic congestion in the walled city and also to aid the people in coming down and thereafter leaving from the temple premises.

Traffic routes: entry and exit – a guide for the devotees

People who enter from the gate at Jaleb Chowk will depart from the east gate of the Jai Niwas Bagh after their Darshan. People who enter from the Gangauri Bazaar, Brahmpuri or Kanwar Nagar will depart from the west gate of the Jai Niwas Bagh via the Chintaharan Hanuman temple.

Laddoo and panjiri

All devotees of Lord Krishna will be given a laddoo and a packet of 'panjiri'. 'Laddoo' will not be given free of cost and will be chargeable on the evening of Janmashtami.

Security point and constraints put for items being carried to the temple premises

From the security point of view, the devotees will not be allowed to carry certain items of the holy puja inside the temple. It is advised that the people do not carry the following items to the temple premises at all:

  • Helmet
  • Bag
  • Shopping bag
  • Ladies purse, handbag, etc.

Entry will be restricted if people are found to carry the following too:

  • Fruits
  • Sweets
  • Coconut
  • Laptop
  • Camera

Items if brought in, then to be deposited outside the temple

If any of the above items are brought by the people, these then will be checked by the security guards and will be taken and deposited outside the temple premises only. 'Nand utsav' will be celebrated on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the temple. For this, celebratory and religious activities will instigate from 8 a.m. in the morning while 'nand utsav' will take place from 1 p.m.

Shobha Yatra

A shobha yatra in the form of a procession will take place at 4 p.m. The shobha yatra will instigate from the premises of Govind Devji temple and will conclude at the temple of Shri Gopinath. People who will be a part of this procession will be dressed in clothes of yellow colour. This procession will pass through:

  • Jaleb Chowk
  • Hawa Mahal Bazaar
  • Badi Chaupar
  • Johari Bazaar
  • Bapu Bazaar
  • Chaura Rasta
  • Tripolia Bazaar
  • Choti Chaupar
  • Chandpole Bazaar
  • Bagruwalon ka Rasta

Mayor and deputy mayor on rounds for introspection

To see the preparations for the festival of Janmashtami, the mayor and deputy mayor Mr. Nirmal Nahata and Mr. Manoj Bhardwaj respectively made introspection into the premises of the Shri Govind Devji temple. The introspection was done on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Orders to maintain cleanliness and provide public services

They ordered the working officials to maintain decorum and cleanliness in the temple premises and to also make sure provision of services to the crowd.

Discussing budgets and costs and pre-planning

The mayor along with the pundit of the Govind Dev Ji temple Shri Manas Goswami discussed on matters like decoration, lighting, electricity and cleanliness provisions in the temple in light of Krishna Janmashtami.

Timings for jhaki on the day Krishna Janmashtami

Jhaki Janmashtami

Jhaki Nandotsav

Timings

Mangla

01:00 – 01:15 a.m.

03:45 – 04:30 a.m.

Dhoop

07:30 – 08:45 a.m.

07:30 – 09:30 a.m.

Shringar

09:15 – 10:00 a.m.

09:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Rajbhog

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

11:45 – 01:30 p.m.

Gwal

06:00 – 06:30 p.m.

04:00 – 06:30 p.m.

Sandhya

07:00 – 08:15 p.m.

06:45 – 08:30 p.m.

Shayan

09:00 – 09:30 p.m.

09:15 – 10:30 p.m.

Tithi puja and janam abhishek: 12:00 a.m. - 1:15 a.m.

Krishna Janmashtami katha: 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

 


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