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2008-08-22
Name: Editor Do you celebrate Janmashtami? How do you celebrate Janmashtami? Do you enjoy watching Dahi Handi?
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2008-08-22
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Name: Jayant
Subject:  Krishna is supreme divine power
krishna jayanthi is the birthday of lord Krishna. Janma means birth. Ashtami means 8th day of lunar calender. On this 8th day Lord Krishna was born that is why it is called Janmashtami. On the birthday that is Janmashtami, people keep awake for late hour in the night sing the songs praising the achievements, distribute sweets and dance in merry. As Krishna was born in the midnight people keep awake and observe during the same hours. Krishna' s favourite items are milk and butter. People make various items with milk and butter and distribute among the friends relatives and guests etc. Just about 5,000 years back, we had the supreme divine in our midst at Vrindavan (India). Krishn whom we call lovingly as Govind, Gopal or Nandlal was there for all of us to see.
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2008-08-22
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Name: Hariprasad
Subject:  Looking forward to celebrate Janmashtami this year
Yes I celebrate Janmashtami. It also called as Krishna Jayanthi. Krishna avathar is one of the well known avathars of lord Vishnu. When lord Vishnu saw that all good things are coming to end and all bad evils are prevailing, he decided to reincarnate. It is believed that GOD reincarnates in different forms whenever he senses bad evils. My whole family members come together to celebrate this day. We prepare all kinds of sweets that are believed to be liked by lord Krishna. e decorate the idol or picture of Krishna , decorate the floor with kolams (rangoli) , we draw the footprint of Lord Krishna depicting his entrance into our home, from the door to the pooja place. We sing Bhajans, songs in praise of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born in the evening and so this festival is celebrated in the evening or late evening towards midnight only.
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2008-08-22
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Name: Deepak
Subject:  Keeps traditions alive
We belong to one country but out country has different religions. One should be faithful to their religions and should practice religion with deep faith. It is our duty to feel proud about our culture and religion. People are busy with their everyday task. Office meetings, cooking, studying, working, etc takes all our time. Festivals like Krishnashtami and Gopalkala give us the chance to celebrate our religion, our deities, our beliefs and our values. These festivals help to keep our traditions alive. Other than this we get to meet our relatives and other significant people. We get to relish on food delicacies which are prepared on such occasions. Personally, I get motivation by reading Krishna’s story where he defeats cruel mama Kans.
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