Today, the hindu community is celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Significance of Janmashtami relates to the historical background of the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born to free the earth from all kinds of evil and its sources. He was entitled to kill all the demons on this earth. He was born on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Sravana. The month of Sravana starts a season of festivals for hindus. All the friday and saturdays are considered to be very auspicious throughout this month. It is the same month during which the ‘Vara Mahalakshmi‘ festival is celebrated too. This is followed by Ganesh Chaturthi, Vijaya Dashami, Bali Padyami, Naraka Chaturdashi and the list goes on… Here is the photo of a wooden Krishna Idol at one of the resort which I visited recently.
May this Janmashtami festival bring lots of happiness and may the God fulfill all your dreams of life. At our native place, Krishna janmashtami will be observed for 9 days starting today. I will be visiting my native place for the concluding proceedings of Srikrishna Janmashtami next week. That includes the ritual of Dahi Handi (Utti) or Gopalkala. And the celebration concludes with the procession of idol/photo of Lord Krishna through all streets of the village. Can’t wait till next week to take part in those celebrations!