Here are some Janmasthtami events in Orlando and Alachua areas:
AUG. 29: JANMASHTAMI; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 1325 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando; for details, visit www.swaminarayan.org
SEPT. 1: JANMASTAMI FESTIVAL; organized by ISKCON Orlando, 2651 Rouse Road, Orlando; 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; activities include bhajans, gaura arati, class, video, abhishek, Krishna book reading, midnight maha arotika and prasadam served from 7:30 p.m.; for more information, call Ishana at (407) 226-0222, Danuka at (407) 257-3865 or visit www.iskconorlando.com
SEPT. 1: SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI; Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 N.W. 112th Blvd., Alachua; 6 p.m. to midnight; for more details, call the temple at (386) 462-2014 or Saksi Gopal dasa at (352) 222-1440.
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