Krishna Janmashthmi New Zealand 2020
न्यूजीलैन्ड कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी 2020
(5247th Birthday of Lord Krishna)
Shri Krishna Janmashtami in New Zealand is celebrated in almost all temples and by various community association. Most of the temples in New Zealand starts celebrating Shri Krishna Janma Ashtami about 5-7 days in advance with Katha, Prayers, Aarti and Kirtan.
Tithi / Panchang
Ashtami tithi starts on 11th Aug afternoon 3.37pm in Auckland and 9.06am in India. Janmashtami will be mostly celebrated on 11th Aug in India.
Since Ashtami tithi is starting on 11th Aug after sunrise, few communities and ISKCON shall observe Krishna Janmashtami on 12th Aug.
Tithi Ashtami / Aatham / 8th Lunar day from 11th Aug 3.37pm to 12th Aug 5.46pm
Shri Krishn Janma Ashtami Prayers and Functions
- Maa Durga Temple Sri Krishna Janmashtami Utsav, 9th Aug to 11th Aug 7pm onwards at Maa Durga Temple, 4/3 Onslow Ave, Manukau Auckland.
- Christchurch Fiji Association Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations. 4th to 9th Aug 9pm to 9.30pm at Woolston Community Hall, 502 Ferry Road, Christchurch. 10th Aug at Sanatan Hall, 19 St John Road, Woolston. 11th Aug at Bromley Community Hall, 45 Bromley Road, Bromley.
- Sanatan Dharam Temple, Tauranga. Janmashtmi Mandir will be open from around 10:30 am. Kirtan will start at 5:30 pm and Aarti at 7:30 pm followed by Mahaparsad (Langar). Address: 108 Whiore Ave, Tauriko, Tauranga 3171
- ISKCON Wellington Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2020, 12th Aug, 4pm till midnight at ISKCON, 105 Newlands Road, Newlands, Wellington
- Krishna Mela, Delicious vegan and vegetarian food, cultural program and activities for kids. On 9th Aug, 11am to 4pm at ISKCON Temple, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, Auckland 0892
- ISKCON Auckland Janmastami 2020, 12th Aug 4.30 to 13 Aug 2.00 at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand
- Bhartiya Mandir Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, 11th Aug 4pm onwards till midnight with Garba and Utsav. Katha from 4th to 10th Aug, 7.45pm to 9pm. At Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
- Ram Krishn Mandir Shree Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav, 4th Aug to 11th Aug, 6pm onwards followed by aarti and maha prasad. Address: 25, Onslow Ave, Manukau Auckland.
- Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Temple, Janmashtami Celebrations on 11th Aug, morning 7am to 12noon and 6pm till midnight. Prayers, cultural programs, Bhagwat Katha and Maha prasad.
- Radha Krishna Mandir Shri Krishna Janmashtami, 11th Aug 7pm till midnight. Prayers, bhajan, aarti and maha prasad
- Indian Association Manukau Shri Krishna Janmashtami, on 12th Aug, 8pm till midnight at 25 Tui Rd, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
- ISSO Swami Narayan Temple Shree Krishna Janmashtami, on 12th Aug, 9pm till midnight at Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, 10-12 Wentworth Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025.
Please check FB pages / website of respective temple / organization for exact dates / time of celebrations.
See also: Upcoming Indian events in New Zealand
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Verse 7-8
The verse in English:
Meaning in Hindi:
हे भारत! जब-जब धर्म की हानि
और अधर्म की वृद्धि होती है, तब-तब मैं साकार रूप से प्रकट होता हूँ॥7॥
अच्छे पुरुषों का उद्धार करने के लिए, पाप कर्म करने वालों का विनाश करने के लिएऔर
धर्म की अच्छी तरह से स्थापना करने के लिए मैं युग-युग में प्रकट हुआ करता हूँ॥8॥
Meaning in English
And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth;