Kartika Deepotsava Illuminates the Majestic Rang Mandir

(Vrindavan Today News) – Kartika Deepotsava Illuminates the Majestic Rang Mandir

2023.11.27 (Vrindavan Today News): Shri Rang Mandir in Vrindavan witnessed a spectacular display of lights on Kartika Purnima. A mesmerizing sight was created as 21000 lamps adorned the premises of the majestic temple on this auspicious occasion.

Known as Kartika Purnima in North India, this day corresponds to the celebration of Dev Deepavali in the northern regions. In the southern part of the country, it is marked by the observance of Krutika Deepotsav. Legend has it that on this day, sisters light lamps in front of deities, praying for the well-being of their brothers. Following this ritual, offerings such as rice balls and jaggery ladoos are prepared and distributed as prasad to family and friends.

The Rangnath Temple has been hosting the Krutika Deepotsav for several decades, and this year was no exception. Devotees filled the temple with enthusiasm, lighting lamps as soon as the evening set in. The entire temple complex, including the main sanctum, circumambulation path, Garuda Stambha, Bell House, Pushkarini (sacred pond), Swing Pavilion, and the Twelve-Door Gateway, glowed with the radiance of the lamps. The ambiance resembled a joyous Diwali celebration once again.

The Krutika Deepotsav concluded with a grand aarti, featuring Lord Rangnath and Goddess Goda seated in a silver palanquin, surrounded by traditional musical instruments playing melodious tunes. The priests initiated the ceremony with the consecration of a makeshift hut crafted from grass and twigs, followed by the lighting of a sacred fire within. It is believed that this elaborate aarti is conducted only once a year.

Among the dignitaries present at the occasion were Anagha Srinivasan, CEO of the temple, along with Ranga Swami, Chovi Swami, Tirupati, Sadhana Kulashreshtha, Shri Krishna Ji, Sudha Krishna Ji, Kalpana, Shashikant Tiwari, Sharad Sharma, Kanhaiya, Gopal, Lakhna Lal Pathak, Jugal Kishor, and other prominent figures. The event marked a spiritual and cultural spectacle, radiating divine light and fostering a sense of communal joy in the heart of Vrindavan.

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