The Jhulan Festival is celebrated for five days in the month of Shravana (August), from the eleventh day of the bright fortnight (Ekadashi) to the full-moon day (Purnima). This festival is celebrated to commemorate the childhood pastimes of Sri Krsna with His friends, the young cowherd boys and girls, swinging underneath the trees.

On the last day the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Krsna are adorned with various jewelries and gently swayed on a swing decorated profusely with flowers. The main temple hall is decorated beautifully with flowers and festoons. The Deities of Sri Krsna and Srimati Radha Rani are adorned in brilliance and placed in a Jhulan (swing) decorated with a variety of beautiful flowers. A special arati is offered to the Deities accompanied by sweet kirtans sung by devotees. After the arati, devotees get an opportunity to sway the swing and offer direct personal service to Their Lordships.

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