Saturday, August 11, 2012
Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami,Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
The festival is celebrated on the eigth day (Ashtami) day of the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadra (August-Spetember) in the Hindu calendar.
Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur.
While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handicelebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human pyramids to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it.
This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami.
Here is a Photo Essay of Janamashatami as celebrated this year in Shiv Shakti Temple, Sector 28, Faridabad.
Choti choti gayya
chot chote gwal
choto so mero