Here are some communities celebrating Krishna Janmashtami to be held on Aug. 17.
AUG. 16: KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI; 8 p.m. to midnight; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; for information, call Nick at (813) 334-0443 or Angela at (813) 265-2638.
AUG. 16-17: JANMASHTAMI/NAND MAHOTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit www.pushtidhamocala.org
AUG. 15-17: KRISHNA LEELA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; three-day program in Hindi and Gujarati with Special Youth Session in English by Swami Narayancharandasji of Vrajbhoomi Ashram; for timings, call the mandir at (407) 699-5277.
AUG. 17: JANMASTAMI FESTIVAL; organized by ISKCON (International Society For Krishna Consciousness) Orlando; ISKCON temple, 2651 Rouse Road, Orlando; 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; bhajans, arati, cultural program, Abhishek, midnight maha-arati; for information, call (407) 439-4394 or visit www.iskconorlando.com
AUG. 17: KRISHNA JANMASHTMI; 9 p.m. to midnight bhajans and kirtans; Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 380-2661 or visit http://www.shivtemple.net
AUG. 17: SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI; organized by Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 N.W. 112th Blvd., Alachua; all-day darshan from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; arati, children’s costume contest, classical Indian dance and music performance, Radha Krishna abhisheka, maha arati; for details, call the temple at (386) 462-2017, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alachuatemple.com
AUG. 16: KRISHNA JANMASTHAMI; 6 p.m.; Shirdi Sai Florida Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for information, visit www.shirdiusa.com or call (352) 860-2181.
NITISH S. RELE