The Spiritual Celebration of Janmashtami in India

Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu Festival celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna who is eight avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. celebration across the country.The devotees do fasting, sing spiritual songs and arrange Bhandara (distribution of sweets and food) to rejoice the birth of Lord Krishna

People gather at temples and arrange puja functions at local societies and rejoice this day by singing and dancing

Dahi Handi is an integral part of Janmashtami celebration where an earthen pot filled with sweetened yogurt is hung at the height which seems unreachable.Devotees who are also called Govindas make a human pyramid to reach to the pot and then break the pot the pot to celebrate their love for Makhan Chor (Krishna is also known as Makhan chor as he used to steal Makhan from neighbors and home.

Lord Krishna is given a bath with pure water of Ganga and chandan and offered chappan bhog (offering of food menu of 56 varieties of  food)

Lord Krishna sits on swing with all his offerings

In India, we celebrated this festival on 15th March, Tuesday.

Lord Shri Krishna stories and teachings are engraved in Bhagwat Gita which is a holy book to gain spirituality.

“When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union”- Lord Krishna

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