Source: Contra Costa Times
LIVERMORE -- While the Shiva-Vishnu Temple's various celebrations during the year are first and foremost spiritual experiences for its devotees, they are more than happy to share the good feelings. "Carrying our inner peace into the day-to-day activities of the community, that's something we can do and invite everyone to come," said Prabha Duneja of Pleasanton, who helped organize the Janmashtami Celebration to take place tonight. Janmashtami is a Hindu celebration celebrating the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated every August or September. This incarnation of Krishna represents the descent of Supreme-Self into the material world. While this celebration is of a touchstone event in Hinduism, the Livermore temple uses this, and other various temple celebrations, to help encourage visitors to the temple from every segment of the community.