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8/6/2012 9:03:00 AM
Janmastami: India's Gala Festival celebrated in Sedona
by Nistha Bhakti

The Sedona Center of Vedic Culture, Sedona's porthole to India's timeless spiritual culture, will be celebrating the Appearance Day of Lord Krishna - Janmastami - on Saturday August 11th at 5PM.

In India on this day, millions of devotees throng to the temples, to honor and remember Krishna, who was the speaker of India's most holy book, the Bhagavad-gita (Song of God). Of the Bhagavad-gita, Mahatma Gandhi writes, "When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day".

Krishna is accepted by India's more than 800 million Hindus as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One of India's most powerful spiritual teacher's who appeared in the 9th century, Adi Shankara, who wrote one beautiful bhajan or devotional song about Krishna called "Bhaja Govinda", also writes, "I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who has eyes like blooming lotus flower, Who resembles a new blue cloud, and Who is the best in the dynasty of Yadu."

The event begins with kirtan by a group from Nepal, followed by puja and artike (worship of the Deity), abhisekha (bathing of the Deity), a talk on the transcendental advent of the Lord, and a six course vegetarian feast during which a film on "Vrindavan, the Land of Krishna" will be shown.  The festival is free and a sliding scale donation of $5 - $10 is requested for the dinner.

The Vedic Center is located at 3270 White Bear Rd. and is located near the Library. Reservations are requested by calling (928) 204-4455 .

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