Places to visit during Janmashtami
As everyone knows that janmastami is celebrated for the occasion of birthday of Lord Krishna. We are familiar with the story of Krishna’s birth; it was on a stormy night by the banks of the river in Mathura, that he was born. On this day a great spectacle is the Rass Leela, a dance drama, singing, celebration in temples, and euphoria of crowd at Dahi handi that acts out facets of Krishna’s life. These are held all over Mathura.
On this day Krishna idols are bathed with Curd, Milk, Gangajal, Honey and Ghee in the morning in a ceremony known as Abhishek (Anoinment). After the bath, Lord Krishna is adorned with new cloths and ornaments and placed in a swing (julha). Poojan will performed in various temples to mark the time of Krishna’s birth at 12 midnight. The best places to visit during Janmashtami is JanmaBhoomi Mandir, Bankey Bihari, Dwarkadhish, Iskcon Temple.
Places to visit during Janmashtami :-
Dwarka, name describe the meaning of Dwarka is “Gateway to Heaven”. Legend has it that Krishna came here from Mathura here after killing his uncle Kansa. Dwarka is a popular city of Gujarat. It was built by divine architect Vishwakarma in two days. The celebration of Janmashtami in main Dwarkadhish temple is very famous in India. It is also famous for the story of Krishna and Sudama friendship.
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great splendour. Rows of light are flooded everywhere around temple.
Here is also a big fan following of Lord Krishna. In there a program of Dahi Handi is very popular all over the world. Everywhere Govinda (a devotees who participate in Dahi Handi program). In Dahi handi program all the Govindas make a tied, like a mountain at the top of it a Dahi Handi is fixed with Rope. One Govinda break the Handi and finish the program. This festival runs for two days. In 2016, it will take place on August 24-25.
Throughout India, One of the best places to visit during Janmashtami to experience the festival is in the city of Mumbai. This celebrations take place around 100 of locations across the city and Maharashtra Tourism runs special buses for foreign tourists.
Celebration of Janmashtami in around Delhi
The celebration of ‘Janmashtami’ celebrated throughout the country with great fervour. The temples are decorated with flowers and lights. Peoples fast until midnight because it is believed that lord Krishna, an Avatar of Vishnu was born exactly at the stoke of midnight. The lord Krishna took birth to kill wicked king of Mathura, Kansa.
In Delhi, just like anywhere else, the festival is celebrated with full religious zeal. Now I am telling you some temples in Delhi and nearby areas where you can visit.
- Laxmi Narayan Temple also called as Birla Temple, Delhi
- Iskcon temple, Delhi
- Chattarpur Mandir, Delhi
- Sri Sri Radaha Govind Dev Temple, Noida