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Janmashtami 2020: Janmashtami celebrations go digital amid Covid-19 – extra way of life


The Covid-19 pandemic is altering the way in which, main festivals are being celebrated. Shri Krishna Janmashtami may even take a digital route this yr. Janmashtami celebrations witness lakhs of devotees go to numerous temples to supply their prayers and search blessings. Nevertheless, this yr temples are going to comply with strict social distancing tips and devotees will have the ability to be part of the celebrations from their properties – just about.

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Archit Das, Director, Iskcon (The Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness ), Dwarka, says” Yearly there are greater than 5 lakh individuals who go to the temple on Janmashtami however this yr, we’d solely witness 5000-10,000 individuals. They must e-book their appointments prematurely for darshan. We shall be retaining all the rules for social distancing in place. Circles shall be made out of our most important entrance for individuals to face in queues and hand contact sanitisers have been put in as nicely. Additionally, no more than 40 individuals shall be allowed contained in the temple and per particular person, solely 30 seconds shall be allotted for darshan.”

Including that this yr no marquees shall be arrange, he says, “Solely the ‘Abhishek’ shall be on a grand scale and we shall be reside streaming it on our Youtube channel for everybody. All the pieces shall be reside streamed that day for 24 hours.”

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Celebrations shall be low-key in lots of temples this yr because of the pandemic. Dance and cultural performances, which used to happen yearly, are usually not occurring this time on the principle day.

“We aren’t inviting many individuals, just one gate shall be opened for entry and it’s necessary for individuals to put on a masks. We now have additionally arrange a sanitiser chamber; individuals must undergo it first to make sure the protection protocols. This yr the celebration shall be restricted to solely the temple corridor, we aren’t establishing ‘jhanikiya’ ( tableaux) or any massive ‘pandals’,” says Vrajendranandan Das, director communications, Iskcon East of Kailash.

Devotees who won’t be able to go to the temple for darshan however can witness every little thing reside, just about.

“Maha Abhishek will happen at 10.p.m which shall be until midnight adopted by a maha aarti at 12.30 a.m. and at 1 a.m. the temple shall be closed. All of this shall be telecasted reside in addition to on our Youtube channel and our Hare Krishna TV for all those that can not go to the temples for darshan on the day,” he provides.

Janmashtami celebrations in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh witnesses inflow of devotees from internationally. This yr because of the pandemic, no public occasions shall be held. The Iskcon temple in Vrindavan is holding a digital occasion to maintain the festive vibes alive among the many individuals.

Saurabh Trivikram, Director, communications, Iskcon Vrindavan, says, “We shall be celebrating Janmashtami just about this yr. Our programme will primarily begin at 10 p.m with ‘Abhishek’, all through the day we shall be just about out there on zoom as nicely, so if anybody needs to hitch that, they will contact us and we shall be offering the hyperlinks. There shall be all day lengthy bhajans and kirtans within the temple corridor solely. This yr because of the pandemic,no performances shall be occurring. There shall be no dance competition this yr.”

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