Iskon Temple opens its doors on Krishna Janmashtami
On the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, ISKCON Milton held grand inauguration of it’s new temple. The program started from 4PM until midnight. Everyone was requested to join and be part of it. Free sanctified vegetarian meals (Prasad) were served at the temple.
Written by: Vandana Bhatt
In the previous ten years, Milton's population has increased significantly.People from all different backgrounds love to call it home. Numerous people and families are drawn to the community in Canada that is expanding the fastest. The most endearing aspect of Milton is its kind and caring community. It also has a special charm and historical significance. On the auspicious day of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, August 19, Iskon Temple opened its doors to the devotees in Milton.
People have frequently asked for a nearby temple as the Hindu population in this area of the Greater Toronto Area has grown, and Iskon is the city's first temple that is proximate in the centre of downtown Milton. Over the years, worshippers have travelled to Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton as there was nothing in Milton, but having a temple nearby is a comfort. ISKCON The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has a vibrant and successful Milton centre at 410 Bronte Street South, Unit 202-203 Milton, ON, Canada L9TOH8. The Inauguration ceremony was held on the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. The program started from 4PM until midnight. Everyone was requested to join and be part of it. Free sanctified vegetarian meals (Prasad) were served at the temple.Program Highlights included, Ecstatic Kirtan, Abhishek, Mid-Night Special Aarti, Vegetarian Feast, Drama and Dance Performances, Ladoo Gopal Swing, Krishna Katha. The chants of Hare Krishna, Radhe Krishna roared on the rythem of dholak and manjeeras (music instruments).
Picture courtesy: Manju Sekhri (Milton resident)