Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Janmashtami is a grand celebration to commemorate the appearance of Lord Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is the celebration of joy, love, and divinity. On the day of Janmashtami, the temple hall is decorated with beautiful and fragrant flowers, and thronged by devotees who are eager to have Darshan of the Lord and serve Him. There are varieties of flowers used for the beautification of the temples, and the festival starts in the early morning.
One of the main rituals on this day is the ceremonial bathing of the deities. Both the deities of Radha Madhav & Laddu Gopal get the ceremonial bathing, Maha Abhishekam 3 times a day. Prasadam is distributed among devotees, and there are festive activities going on throughout the day with melodious Kirtan and chanting of the Holy name practically the entire day. In the evening Sri Sri Radha Madhav will have Golden Ratha Yatra around the campus.
At midnight, the Lordships are offered an Aarti yet again, and hundreds of men and women watch with teary eyes, full of love and devotion for the Supreme Lord. After that Cake cutting in the celebration of birth of Sri Krishna followed by Jhulan Seva & Ekant Seva. The festivities go on until the next day as well. This is when Nandotsav is celebrated.