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Of course, the most important festival is Janmashtami. The birth of Shri Krishna is celebrated with great pomp and splendour. The Raaslila is enacted recreating the many legends of Shri Krishna's life - his exploits and his amorous dalliances with the gopis. Ceremonies in the temples at midnight include the bathing of the image of infant Krishna which is then placed in a silver cradle. Songs of devotion are sung and toys offered for the amusement of the divine child. Thousands gather to offer their prayers and Mathura is astir with their devotion and celebrations.

This festival takes place in the month of Magha (Jan-Feb). The end of February is the end of the winter season. This day is the beginning day of the Holi season in Braja. This is also the appearance day of Vishnupriya, the wife of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. At night the beautiful Vasanti Kamara room in the Shahji Temple is open. The Deities in this temple are brought to this room. The Vasanti Kamara (the yellow room) has a completely yellow décor. This is a very crowded event.

This festival is in the month of Magha (Jan-Feb). Large crowds of people come for this festival. This day is the 5th day after the new moon in the month of Magha. This day is celebrated as Bihari Panchami. Banke Bihari was discovered at Nidhivana by Haridas Swami.

This is the appearance day of Lord Siva in the month of Phalguna (Feb-March). There is a special festival at the Gopisvara temple on this day.

This is an important Gaudiya Vaishnava festival that falls at the same time as Holi, in the month of Phalguna (Feb-March). As many temples in Vrindavana were established by followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, this is an important festival in Vrindavana.


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