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15th Annual Festival of India

Saturday, Sept. 5

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On Saturday evening, Boiseans have a chance to be immersed in one of the world's oldest and most diverse cultures during the 15th annual Festival of India at the Boise Hare Krishna Temple (near Boise State University). According to the temple's website, the festival of Janmashtami is a celebration of Sri Krishna who, "descended to Earth 5,000 years ago in order to protect the pious and reestablish the principles of virtue. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original person, who appears as a fresh blooming youth of 16 years."

It's a birthday party to beat all birthday parties and includes Indian dances and dramas, the "House of 10,000 Flowers," traditional Indian music and more than 100 vegetarian Indian dishes.