When righteousness is endangered the Lord descends. One of such avathaars is that of Krishna.
Krishna is probably the most endeared child to the hearts of many a hindu because He is the child in you. We easily relate to all His pranks and mischievous deeds and enjoy ourselves reading and listening to them.
The Krishna Janmaashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Sree Krishna. It falls on the eighth day after the full moon of the Hindu calendar month of Sravana; the Rohini star will conjunct with the ashtami thithi normally; sometimes it might differ by a few days.
Celebrating the birth of a child brings much happiness, needless to say, it multiplies in the birth of The Almighty Himself !
Homes are decorated with kolams and thorans to welcome the Lord. Special dishes that are most favoured by children are prepared and offerred. The prayers are performed by late evening as it is believed that Krishna was born late into night in a prison cell where His uncle had imprisoned His parents.Take a look at the celebrations at my home yesterday. You may all have celebrated well too. I shall post related recipes in later posts. For now, I think pictures will do justice.
हरे कृष्ण ! हरे कृष्ण !