In India, every festival is a joyous occasion bringing hope and cheer into our homes. They demonstrate not only our rich and colourful history but also our diverse culture and traditions. They provide a space to rejoice, connect and revel in the company of friends and family, escaping the humdrum of everyday life and adding some positivity. Additionally, festivals help pass on the customs and stories of the past to future generations.
As Janmashtami approaches this year, it is time for the fun, feasting and festivities to begin! The festival Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Jayanti or Gokulashtami, is a popular Hindu festival celebrated annually around August or September. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, on the Rohini nakshatram on Ashtami day. The festival is celebrated with great pomp and splendour and usually includes various cultural performances such as music, drama and dance.
Families from near and far come together to pray, cook and eat food believed to be Lord Krishna’s favourites. The floors are decorated with bright and colourful kolam and songs in praise of Lord Krishna are sung during the day. In some communities, children are dressed as Lord Krishna, and footprints are drawn entering the house to symbolize his arrival. Special pujas are conducted, and sweets are distributed among friends and family. The festival is celebrated with great fervour in many parts of India, including but not limited to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Eastern and Northeastern India.
The recent pandemic, however, has put a damper on numerous celebrations and festivals. With restrictions on travel and large gatherings, continuing age-old traditions as is will be difficult and people will have to adapt quickly to the current environment. For those who are currently living far away from friends and family, it can be a tough time. And even for those living close by, celebrating together can be tricky. How do we stay connected and let our loved ones know they are in our hearts? Well, the answer is simple.
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