Maakhan Chor, Chit Chor, Giridhari or Murari, innumerable are his names and innumerable are his ways! Lord Krishna played many roles in his lifetime; an adorable son, a passionate lover, a compassionate friend and a true philosopher and guide and Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of this great personality who descended on earth to put an end to evil and to establish ‘dharma’ on earth.
His name meaning ‘the one who attracts everyone and gives bliss’, he was a charmer who enthralled everyone with his flute and charmed them with his deeds and through this he showed everyone that the path to achieve God is through love and devotion.
Described as the God himself in the sacred scriptures and writings, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is considered to be a day of deep spiritual renewal and one of celebration as a great religious festivals,around the world.
How is Janmashtami Celebrated?
Arround the world, Janmashtami festivities are marked with great fervor with devotees fasting all day. The celebrations begin before dawn and extend all day until midnight. Events include singing Bhajan-Kirtans and dance and drama performances. In temples, the deity of Krishna is decorated with flower garlands and a grand feast of over a hundred dishes is prepared. Family and friends are invited to participate in the festivities. Stories of Krishna’s advent are read out aloud. Gifts are offered to the deity in the form of jewelry, new clothes, garlands, peacock feathers, turbans and flutes. Rasa Lila and Dahi Handi, the dramatic enchantments of the life of Krishna is a special feature on this day. While Rasa Lila recreates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna’s youthful days, the Dahi Handi depicts his playful and mischievous side.
In today’s world which is perishing and sinking under the weight of negativity like hatred and jealousy, it is paramount to get together and celebrate Janmashtami with fervor to rekindle his teachings of importance of good karma and universal love and brotherhood.
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