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A Glimpse on Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Posted on Fri 04 Sep 2015

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, one of the most widely worshipped Hindu deities. Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the waning phase of moon in the month of Bhadrapad

A fast is observed on Sri Krishna Jayanti and is broken at midnight. The most important mantra recited on the day is ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.’

On the day, the idols of Lord Krishna are bathed in milk and water and are adorned with new bright clothes and worshipped. Sweets (Prasad) are disturbed to the devotees.

Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed with great splendor and children enact scenes from the life of Lord Krishna.

In Maharashtra, pots of milk are hung from tall poles in the streets, and men form human pyramids to reach and break the pots known as Dahi Handi.

Major Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrations take place in Mathura and Vrindavan.

Unlike other festival even Sri Krishna Jayanti is Celebrated in Mr Idli by preparing a new dish called Poha Kesari Halwa and 5 P Tikki where in 5p represents Potato, Palak, Papad, Poha & Peanut which believed that all these are the favorite of lord Sri Kirshna.

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