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"Janmashtami Celebration"

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Janmashtami is a Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated in August every year. The Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha is the date for celebrating Janmashtami. Lord Krishna is considered to be the most powerful of all the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami with pomp and glory. Let us speak a bit about Lord Krishna.

This day signifies goodwill and the victory of good over evil. Temples and shrines at homes and colonies are decorated with flowers and lights. People gather during the day and worship the idol, enact plays and sing songs to celebrate the festival.

Dahi handi (a pot of curd) is also one form of celebrating the occasion. It has become a festive ritual and is celebrated mainly in states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. On the day of Janmashtami, group of young boys form a human pyramid and attempt to break an earthen pot filled with dahi. The pot is placed at a height of around 30 feet from the ground.

The ritual of breaking the pot of curd represents lord Krishna's childhood days and legends of him stealing butter, ghee and curd as a baby. He loved dairy products and would often steal them and that's why he was also called 'Makhan Chor' which translates to butter thief. To hide such food items, it is believed that the community women hid the milk products and hung them in pots at height, he could not easily reach.

However, the child-god Krishna and his friends would get together and form human pyramids to break hung pots and steal the milk products. Over the years, Dahi Handi has become a ritual of Krishna Janmashtami. The ritual imitates Krishna's childhood days. The group of boys are called mandals and they go around different localities to break the handi. Often there is also a price to break the pot and has become a fun way to celebrate the festival.

Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It Janmashtami, we've got you a list of some wishes, messages, quotes, images, etc. that you can send to your friends and family.

At our campus we are celebrating virtual Janmashtami in which our educator's has prepared a room which different type of set up has made in which the first set up was the birth of Krishna on the second set up the whole Dwarka Nagari was made. On the other their was a stall of Krishna clothes. A set up of raasleela was also done and last but not the least the burst of dahi handi was done by our little Krishna the learners at their home wear yellow clothes some of the learners had wear costume of Radha Krishna.

After all our principal and vice principal had done the garland the flowers and Pooja of Lord Krishna.

A grand celebration was done which our learners and parents enjoyed a lot.

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