The whole country seems to be immersed in the celebration of Krishna Janmashtami. Today the echo of Jai Kanhaiya Lal is being heard in all the temples of the country. At the same time, Govinda is ready to break Dahi Handi after two years in Mumbai.
New Delhi: Today on Friday India is celebrating Lord Shri Krishna’s birthday with full spirit. On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, the whole country is decorated with colorful lights. Bal Gopal is born on this day at midnight. On this day, devotees fast and worship Bal Gopal with much fanfare.
Krishna Janmashtami, popularly known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is a beloved festival in India. Observed on the eighth day, Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in Shraavana or Bhadrapad, the day marks the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Krishna Janmashtami is observed on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. Apart from praying to a little Krishna and making some of his favourite delicacies, including tubs of butter, this day is celebrated with the famous Dahi handi tradition.
Mathura and Vrindavan see grand celebrations of Janmashtami. Devotees from all over India throng the place to witness a grand celebration. Temple throughout the cities are decorated and idols of Radha and Krishna are anointed and decorated with ornaments. Jhanki Pradarshan and Rasleela are also held as devotees offer prayers to the lord.
Devotees along with children participated in a procession taken out on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Kozhikode. So in the east of Kailash, devotees have gathered in the ISKCON temple since morning to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami.
On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Chandigarh, the entire city was decorated with colorful lights. Amidst the enthusiasm among the devotees, the temples of the city have been decorated and many programs have started from today. Devotees have started arriving in the temples of the city for Janmashtami.
“Govinda aala re” is a popular chant one would hear as Gokulashtami approaches. The famous dahi handi game can be seen being organised in every nook and corner and devotees dance to the peppy beats of dhol. Human pyramids are formed by people e to break the buttermilk filled matakas. Various competitions are also held each year.
Lord Krishna is also known as the Dwarkadish. Dwarka sees one of the most elaborate Janmashmati festivities across the country as Gujaratis celebrate the festival in full spirits. Dwarkadhish temple is ornamented with flowers and more as devotees throng the temple to witness the aarti.
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Dwarakadhish Darshan on this auspicious #KrishnaJanmashtami#Dwarkadhish Temple, located at #Dwarka in Gujarat.
Shri #Krishna is worshipped as Dwarakadhish.#శ్రీ_కృష్ణ_జన్మాష్టమి_శుభాకాంక్షలు #Janmashtami #KrishnaJayanthi #Janmashtami2021 pic.twitter.com/Ct3LFkOLAB
— హరీష్ 🇮🇳 BharatMatakiJai 🇮🇳 (@harish_sara) August 30, 2021
Children dress up Krishna and Radha and take part in various activities to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. A number of sweets are prepared and distributed in the neighbourhood to mark the day. Small skits are performed portraying the life of Lord Krishna along with a cheerful celebration.
Celebrated #ShriKrishnaJanmashtami by playing ‘Dandia’ called as ‘Kolatam’ in Andhra Pradesh.
As a celebration, on every #Janmashtami, all Villages & Towns gather to participate in “Vutti” that is ’Handi’ full of Dahi/Dudh/Makkhan/Honey which is liked by God #Gopala #Govinda pic.twitter.com/CWW1z7IN9a
— Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) August 30, 2021
Apart from this, Mathura has also been painted in the color of Shri Krishna. On this day, about 8 lakh devotees have reached the Janmabhoomi. Here preparations are in full swing to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami in the temples today. As the Janmashtami celebrations began on Thursday evening, temples in Mathura thronged the temples.
Flowers have been brought from Vrindavan to decorate the temple, apart from this many types of flowers have also been imported from abroad. More than 500 varieties of prasad are being prepared to offer to Lord Krishna, there are clothes brought from Vrindavan in Mathura. The doors will be opened for the darshan of the devotees at 4 am today. Today, devotees will be able to worship there for the whole day.