On September 6th, 2023 ISKCON Milton gathered at ISKCON Temple in Milton at 410 Bronte St South unit # 202-203 Milton ON L9T0H8. and celebrated the appearance day of Lord Krishna, who appeared 5200 years ago.
The festival is known as Janmashtami. It’s a time for merriment and celebration.This festival was attended in large number by the ISKCON congregation members as well as the Hindu community of Milton and neighboring areas in the Halton region. The evening was full of devotional activities. There were some dance and drama performances by children. There was also a Vedic discourse given on the appearance of Lord Krishna and how we can still apply his teachings in present day to rise beyond adversities. The ceremonies climaxed with a bathing ceremony for Lord Krishna, followed by blissful kirtan. It finished with a communal vegetarian feast.
ISKCON offers several devotional activities in North America based on different age groups. The activities include mantra meditation, kirtan, bhakti yoga, vedic classes for adults. ISKCON also have a Sunday school for children where devotional literature, music, dance, arts and crafts are taught to children of different age groups.
The celebration had a gracious presence of Honourable MP Adam Van Koeverden, a representative from the office of Honourable Parm Gill, MPP of Milton, Town Councillor Kristina, Sameera Ali and our very dear friend Mr. Rick Di Lorenzo.
ISKCON Milton started in year 2017 and has been offering Sunday Love Feasts at their centre from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every week. Those feasts are hosted at ISKCON Temple in Milton at 410 Bronte St South unit # 202-203 Milton ON L9T0H8. For more information visit their website at: www.iskconmilton.com