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Puskara Festival — March 2016
Posted on August 8, 2015 · Posted in Events

All are cordially invited to participate in Lord Krishna’s One Yuga festival being held at the Red Stone Temple, 100 Feet Road, Vrindaban, India.

For reservations please email us at info@krsna.org or fill out our reservation form.

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As per the Padma Purana, the rule for an established a temple of Lord Krsna is that a grand festival is to be held when He completes His one Yuga in His deity form in the temple. This festival is called Puskara Festival in Sanskrit. Those who perform this festival and those who financially support the festival, they all receive the direct blessings of Lord Krishna. Those who are unable to help financially but come to participate in the Festival in a humble mood and physically perform services at the Festival, they obtain the merit of performing a horse sacrifice. 

This Puskara Festival will start on March 12th and ends on March 14th, 2016 with a grand procession with thousands of devotees singing, dancing and circumambulating inside Vrindavan. 

Lodging at the temple is available during the days of the Festival for those who call to make their reservations. Please call in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements for your stay, and so that your experience visiting Vrindaban is pleasurable and comfortable. 

The Padma Purana states the following:

pratisthato dvadase varse puskarotsavam acharet
vangmanah kayajan dosan jana-sammarda sambhavan

gatagatair narais tatra krtan sarvans ca kalmasan
parihartum sri brdhyartham puskarotsavam acharet
acharya dharma-kartradi sahakarayutah sada
devasya ajnaya tatra puskarotsavam acharet

TRANSLATION

Lord Krsna told Lord Brahma, “When Lord Krsna’s deity form completes one yuga (twelve years) from the day of inauguration Puskara festival must be held for the deity. The sinners who visited the temple, those who visited the temple while thier minds were still contaminated, those who acted/behaved badly while in the temple and those who spoke ill words or used unacceptable words in the temple while vising it, all such faults should be removed by performing the Puskara festival. The Brahmana Acharyas who are experts in performing the details of the Puskara festival should be invited to perform the festival. This is the order of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna and it is why it removes the sins of the participants.”