23 August 2008

Krishna Janmashtami

Shri Krishna Janmashtami, or Sri Krishna Jayanti, celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is observed as Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the formation of the huge human pyramids to break the pot hung high up. The festival is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami. In 2008, the date of Sri Krishna Jayanti in North India and East is August 24. In some parts of South India and in some parts of western India it is on August 23.

Shri Krishna is today one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Hindu Gods. He is worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is also worshipped as a supreme god in his own right by numerous sects around the world.

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Krishna is one of the incarnations of Vishnu, the God who features very prominently in Arunachala mythology. This month's Arunachala Grace News will be featuring various narratives connected with Vishnu and his association with the Hill.

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Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Nice post! May Lord Krishna bless you ! Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photograph of Krishna.

Anonymous said...

Please give some information about the Krishna temples at Arunachala.