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Krishna Jayanthi, Gokulashtami or Janmashtami

For some it was on Saturday and for some it was on Sunday, the Krishna Jayanthi aka Gokulashtami aka Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu.

It falls on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the Second(dark) fortnight of the Month Shravana on the Hindu Lunar Calendar.

The Ladies draw some lovely patters of kid feets with rice flour pastes in the floor of their homes to mark the arrival of the little krishna.

Check for more reading here, here & here.

P.s.: Seen here are the krishna dolls which were sold at street corners in Chennai last saturday.

5 Comments to “Krishna Jayanthi, Gokulashtami or Janmashtami”

  1. PJ

    This is quite a sight! All the colors, it just grabbed me through the portal. It’s beatiful beyond words. Thank you for sharing it.

    Ram: Thanks PJ, and i’m glad u liked it ….

  2. JM

    This photo really caught my eye! Amazing colours of little Krishna!

    Ram: Thanks JM, when its little Krishna its colours and i’m glad you enjoyed it.


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