Have you ever wanted to celebrate a 5,000-plus year birthday? It’s time to celebrate the birth of Krishna, everyone’s favorite eighth incarnation of the Vedic supreme being Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami is a celebration that spans most Hindu traditions, including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, otherwise known as the Hare Krishnas. And here in Dallas they’re kicking off the party at 4:30 p.m. at Kalachandji’s Hare Krishna Temple (5430 Gurley Ave.). Whether you’re already a seasoned Vaishnavite or just wondering what the deal is with all the chanting, you can join millions of people around the world in celebrating the birthday of “the Butter Thief.” The whole thing culminates in a huge midnight worship service, and there will be free vegetarian food and music throughout the night. Celebrating a god’s birthday in August is the next best thing to having Christmas in July, right? Call 214-827-6330 or visit radhakalachandji.com for more information.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013