Janamashtami Celebrations in Jammu

Presenting to you a very exclusive spectacle of Janamashtami Aarti at Raghunath Temple.

Background: The Janamashtami Aarti is performed by the members of the erstwhile Royal Dogra Family of Jammu. The Aarti is a standard precedent to the Jhanki (Tableau) Yatra of Lord Krishna’s idol taken through the old city led by the members of the royal family.
Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh, who is also a Member of Legislative Council, led the event today.

Various tableaus move through the old city area in what is famously called the Shobha Yatra. The Yatra, which starts from the Raghunath Temple, after covering all the spots in old city, culminates at Raghunath Temple itself

The Shobha Yatra’s prime attraction Vasudev ji carrying Shri Krishna.
We all know the legend of how Vasudev ji carried the lord who is to be born tomorrow midnight away from Kans mama. Here is a look.

There are many other tableaus in the Shobha Yatra and in this final part we are showing you the most Jovial Group of all, that of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)