Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday was celebrated by presenting his life and messages through an amalgamation of melodious kirtans and discourses by sants. Shri Vallabhacharya's treatise, 'Madhurashtakam' was the first in the sequel of musical tribute to Krishna Kanaiya. Pujya Uttamcharan Swami gave a speech themed 'Sarvam Dharmam Paritajyam, Maam Ekam Sharanam Vraja' and applied its meaning to today's modern world. After a kirtan, 'Kab re badhegi meri choti', two balaks gave a mime presentation based on the characters of Dhruv and Prahalad which spellbound the entire audience with their effective acting. Thereafter, Pujya Kaivalyamurti Swami gave an eye-opening presentation filled with statistical analysis on the dangers of the internet and teenage chatting. He also furnished guidelines on using the internet. Before arti, the local Public Relations team presented an update on BAPS earthquake rehabilitation work.
The day before Janmashtami celebrations, on August 24, the annual health fair themed 'Preventive Care' was organized at the temple. Over 226 attendees took advantage of this unique event. 26 doctors from various fields, 5 medical technicians, and a number of volunteers participated and helped to make this event successful. People took advantage of standard check-ups such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. The attendees also took advantage of the doctors and dentists by visiting their tables and asking personal questions regarding their welfare. The highlight of the fair was two excellent presentations on balanced vegetarian diet. Many informational flyers related to the health we were also handed out.