Lord Krishna’s Appearance Day

Dear Devotees & Friends,

It’s that time of the year again, when we are all excitingly awaiting the auspicious celebration of Janmastami – Lord Krishna’s Appearance Day on Friday 19th August 2022.

Sri Krishna Janmastami is the appearance anniversary of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Person. He’s not “born” like we are—He comes and goes as He likes—but He appears here to please His devotees, rid the earth of evildoers.

His pastime of janma, birth, occurred on the ashtami, eighth day of the waning moon in the lunar month of Hrishikesh. Janmashtami is one of the world’s biggest spiritual festivals, and is observed by followers of many faiths. For Krishna devotees, Janmashtami is a day of non-stop chanting, cooking, worship of Krishna in His Deity form, and fasting until midnight, when a grand feast is served.

At ISKCON Perth, this year the festival will be celebrated on Friday 19th August 2022 starting at 5pm and culminating after Midnight Darshan.

Program will include:

Kirtan | Arati | Abhishek | Jhulan | Midnight Darshan | Prasadam Dinner Feast


To visit the Temple on Janmastami day from 4pm onwards, you will need to book your free ticket (for visitors before 4pm, no bookings are required) via the link provided below. Registrations are mandatory.

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/janmastami2022

Bookings are NOW open. Get in early to avoid any disappointment.

All visitors (including children of all ages) MUST be booked INDIVIDUALLY to attend this event.


– Wearing masks is highly recommended and encouraged, but not mandatory in accordance with the directives from the health authorities

– Please use hand sanitiser provided at the entrance or wash your hands with soap before you enter the Temple Hall or touch any surfaces.

– If you are unwell or showing any COVID symptoms or not sure, we encourage you to not attend so we can all help each other to keep the community healthy and safe. Please note that all our events will be live streamed via the Mayapur TV channel. The Temple Management reserves the right to cancel your booking at any time.

– Please maintain social distance as much and wherever you can.


By Car

– If coming from Lesmurdie Road, continue straight from roundabout opposite Puma pump station, turn LEFT on Wilkins Road, LEFT on Pauline Avenue, LEFT on Canning Road and then turn LEFT inside the Temple for drop off. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN RIGHT from Canning Road into the Temple. This is not permitted and hazardous for you and other road users.

– When leaving the Temple premises, DO NOT ATTMEPT TO TURN RIGHT ON CANNING Road. This is not permitted and hazardous for you and other road users.

– TURNING RIGHT FROM CANNING ROAD to TEMPLE or from TEMPLE to CANNING ROAD is prohibited. Please cooperate and follow this guideline for everyone’s safety.

By Public Transport

From Elizabeth Quay, you can catch Bus 282, 283, or 299 to come to the Temple.

For return, please note the last bus service (Bus # 299) from outside the Temple (Stop ID 13829, Canning Road after Lesmurdie Road) will leave at 8:39pm.

Another later bus (Bus # 299) will leave Kalamunda Bus Station (1.7km from Temple) will leave at 10:45pm (You can request our shuttle service drivers to drop you at the bus station at 10:30pm)

No public transport options are available after this time until Saturday morning.


– Parking at the Temple will be on first come first served basis.

– Once the parking is full inside the Temple, visitors can drop off their passengers at the drop off point inside the Temple, and then turn LEFT on Canning Road, take a U-turn from the roundabout and park at Kalamunda Water Park (approximately 1km from Temple).

– Free shuttle (12 seater vans) services will bring transport you between Temple and Kalamunda Water Park parking.

– Kalamunda Water Park is located at 38 Collins Road, Kalamunda, entry off Collins Road (https://goo.gl/maps/VZqYNVHzRWBa7Q9e6)


On arrival, please head to the footwear stall to leave your footwear there, before proceeding towards the Temple Hall. All footwear must be left at footwear stall only. Any footwear found in other areas will be removed to clear any safety/ trip hazards.

Take darshan of the deities, visit our many stalls, collect gifts for your loved ones, and head to the prasadam stall for sumptuous prasadam. Please cooperate with us to maintain a smooth flow of people at all times.


Free Vegetarian/vegan meal served by Govinda’s – Food for Life for all. We request you to please only take as much as you can consume to avoid any wastage. After finishing your prasadam, please dispose off the plates, spoon and cups in a bin and please do not leave it on chairs or other surfaces.

Takeaways are not available.

Catering by: Govinda’s – Food for Life: https://www.facebook.com/govindasfoodforlifeperth/?ref=bookmarks


We will have a variety of stalls available at the festival. You can choose from souvenirs, japa beads, devotional items, scriptural books or cookbooks and many other items for your friends, families and colleagues.

Buy a Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavatam as a gift for your loved ones and benefit both you and your loved ones by this kind & caring act.


We rely greatly on your generosity to facilitate and organise festivals such as Janmastami.

For donations, please use details below:

Bank Transfer – Here are the details to make bank transfer.

Name: Hare Krishna Food For Life

BSB: 036-065

Account Number: 404430

Please do not forget to email your details and transferred amount to donate@harekrishnaperth.com


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at:



Sita Ram Lakshmana das (Temple Co-President) 0422 045 525

Syama Sharan das (Festivals Coordinator) 0439 969 002

Kaveesh (Janmastami 2022 Coordinator) 0482 790 82


if you would like to participate in the festival by offering some service, please send a message to Kaveesh on 0482 790 822. Please also join the “Krishna Sevaks” group on Whatsapp:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/JRzmRUmpHxpG2riEnhn0AT or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1378560475805595

We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to participate in this sweetest of all festivals. Please don’t forget to register.

Thank you

Hare Krishna

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Balaram Purnima | Bhumi Puja | Janmastami Cultural Show

Hare Krishna,

We would like to invite you to a special 3 day festival showcasing our site for the new Hare Krishna Temple & Community Centre Project. 

As we are raising funds for the project while design development continues, we would like you to join us for festivities over 3 days at the Site (170 Sultana Road, High Wycombe).

We will be celebrating 3 festivals as per the schedule below

  • Friday 12th August – Balaram Purnima 
    • Lord Balaram’s Appearance Day
    • 1100 – 1400 hours
    • Program includes, Kirtan, Abhishek, Spiritual Class, Arati and Lunch Prasadam
  • Saturday 13th August – Bhumi Puja
    • Auspicious fire sacrifice ceremony and first project milestone
    • 0800 – 1300 hours
    • Program includes Kirtan, Yajna, Cultural Programs, Project Presentation, Ground Breaking, Donation & Fundraising, Lunch Prasadam
  • Sunday 14th August – Janmastami Cultural Show
    • An opportunity to express love & devotion to the Lord through dance, drama and arts
    • 1100 – 1400 hours
    • Program includes, Kirtan, Cultural Programs, Arati & Lunch Prasadam

To attend any of or all 3 days, please book your free tickets at http://tinyurl.com/bhumipuja.
You can also scan the QR code on the poster below.

This is our first ever event at the new Site and requires generous donations to cover the costs. If you would like to sponsor, please choose any of the options below:

  • Raj Bhog for Sri Krishna & Sri Balaram – $501
  • Balaram Purnima Cake – $501
  • Special Arati for Sri Krishna & Sri Balaram – $501
  • Flower Abhishek for Sri Krishna & Sri Balaram – $501
  • Sri Radha Govardhandhari Maha Offering – $1,001
  • Flower Garland for Deities – $1,001
  • Janmastami Cultural Show Lunch Prasadam – $1,100
  • Flower Decorations – $1,100
  • Balaram Purnima Lunch Prasadam – $2,100
  • Bhumi Puja Lunch Prasadam – $2,100
  • Marquee Hire – $10,000
  • 3-day festival – $21,000

Everyone is welcome and will have the opportunity to join in the auspicious fire sacrifice ceremony. However, if you would like to make a personal ahuti offering to the fire at this very special, the first ever Yajna at our new site, you can do so by donation. To find out more and reserve your spot, please contact as per poster details below

On-street parking will be available along Sultana Road West and Smokebush Place. You are kindly requested to:

  • Park along Sultana Rd West on southern side only (facing towards Airport)
  • Park along Smokebush Place on southern side only (opposite houses)
  • Not block the the driveways
  • Not park on the lane (Sultana Road W is a single lane narrow road. Please park on the verge).

Note: Yellow lines indicates the side of the street we request you to park.

We will closely monitor the health directives and implement as required. In absence of any mandates, we encourage & strongly recommend all attendees to wear masks at all times. Maintain social distancing where possible and maintain good hand hygiene. 
Hand sanitisers will be provided throughout the venue.
If you are feeling unwell, or unsure, please stay at home.

We welcome everyone to join us for this event, so please feel free to forward this to your friends, share the poster below on your social media with #iskconperthbhumipuja #hktcc 

For any more information and if there are other ways you would like to help also by offering your volunteer participation, please contact 
Vrajanandana Das – 0412 574 949
Sitaram Laxman Das – 0422 045 525
Kaveesh – 0482 790 822

Hare Krishna

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Welcoming Ceremony of New Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Subhadra Devi – Sunday 20th June, 2:30pm – 8pm


Dear Devotees and Friends,

We would like to extend our?personal invitation to join us in welcoming ISKCON Perth’s Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda on Sunday 20 June 2021.

The Supreme Lord Krishna exhibits many forms in order to perform various pastimes for His pleasure and for the pleasure of His beloved devotees. His original spiritual form in Goloka Vrindavan, as a beautifully sweet cowherd boy, is the source of origin of all the different worshipable forms of the Lord. One such form of Lord Krishna, known as Lord Jagannath, is compounded of jagat meaning “universe” and n?tha meaning “Master” or “Lord”. Thus, Jagannath means “Lord of the universe”. Lord Jagannath is accompanied by His elder brother, Lord Baladev, and His younger sister, Subhadra Devi. Lord Baladev means He who gives you spiritual strength for enjoying an eternal blissful life and Srimati Subhadra translates to Su (auspicious) and bhadra (well-being) and Sudarshana is derived from two Sanskrit words – Su meaning “good/auspicious” and Darshana meaning “vision”

The unique and beautiful forms of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Subhadra Devi are the forms that Lord Krishna assumed with His brother and sister when He was feeling intense separation from the residents of Vrindavana. The great sage Jaimini Rishi narrated the story of King Indradyumna and the advent of Lord Jagannath which is described in the Vedic scriptures (Skanda Purana)

In all ISKCON temples, by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, we can?bathe Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana with various fruit juices, honey, ghee and other auspicious substances. You will be given this great opportunity to bathe Their Lordships this year at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda. You may also bring along some fresh/dried fruits, nuts or flowers with you to offer to Their Lordships on the day.

There will be also a special lecture about the pastimes of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Srimati Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana. We request you all to come and be part of this festive occasion and to get the blessings from Their Lordships. We can all come together to pray to Their Lordships to protect everyone those who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic globally. Sincere prayers are always heard by this most merciful form of the Lord.

Program Schedule
2:30 pm Kirtan
2:50 pm Yagna
3:30 pm Abhishek of Their Lordships by all devotees present
5:00 pm Lecture on the pastimes of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev, Subhadra Devi and Sudarshana
6:00 pm Gaura Arati
6:20 pm Prasadam Feast for all
7:30 pm Clean-up

Please note all patrons visiting the temple are requested to make a booking via Eventbrite app. WA safe app check in is also required at the premise.
Please make the online booking via the following link:

The whole event will be broadcasted live and if you are unable to join us for the festival please use the link below to watch online

There are many ways you can support this celebration. All our festivals are free and open to all – there is no entry charge, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the feast. These free and accessible festivals are only possible because of the generous donation of our sponsors!
If you wish to make any donation towards this festival to please Lord Jagannath, you may please do so by making a kind donation on the day in the temple or using below online link.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Festival Mangala Arati (morning) – $ 201
Festival Deities Dressing – $ 301
Festival breakfast offering – $ 201
Festival Tulasi Arati – $ 151
Festival Abhishek – $ 501
Festival special Bhoga offering – $ 501
Festival Gaura Arati (evening) – $ 251
Festival Decorations – $ 351
Flowers – $ 501
Feast – $ 1001
Whole Festival – $ 3001

Please contact:
Sita Rama Laxmana Das : 0422 045 525
Narottam Das and Srimati Devi Dasi : 0424 565108
Acyuta Seva Das and Dayamai Saci Devi Dasi : 0470 758 214

Hare Krishna

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