Stage set for Janmashtami celebrations

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Stage set for Janmashtami celebrations

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | PNS | Jamshedpur

Elaborately decorated cradles and devotees offering prayers will witness the birth of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami at Surya Mandir Sidgora on August 24.

The temple will be beautifully decorated with streamers and lights which would be lit up at night. A huge tableau will be prepared and Lord Krishna and Radha in new clothes were decorated with flowers because the celebration would gather momentum after sunset. Several competitions, like Handi Fodh and Bal Krishna Sajao, will be organised. Surya Mandir Committee patron, Raghuwar Das, will participate in the event on August 23.

Kulwant Singh Bunty, member of the organising committee, said that the temple premises would be draped in a spirit of festivity as devotees will offer their prayers to the Lord. The entire premise will reverberate on the tunes of ‘Hare Krishna... hare krishna’.

Idols of Lord Krishna at temple will be decorated with flowers and electronic lights, and also those at the houses, were bathed and offered new clothes.

Surya Mandir is being beautifully decorated with streamers and lights which would be lit up at night. A huge tableau will be prepared and Lord Krishna and Radha in new clothes were decorated with flowers for the celebration will picked momentum after sunset.

At Krishna Temple, Telco, the day will begin as early as 4.30 a.m. with prayers. The temple is being beautifully decorated with streamers and lights which would be lit up at night.

The Janmashtami celebrations will being with the Mangala aarti.

There is the Guru puja after that and the Maha Abhishek,’ a member of the temple said.

“On Janmashtami, we generally fast. However, some people eat fruit and a few other specific items. The actual festivity begins late at night when Lord Krishna is believed to have been born,” Shivam Misra, a member of Krihna Mandir.

Nidhi Sharma, a school teacher, said that she would dress up her two-year-old son as Krishna in the evening for the celebrations in the community.

‘Janmashtami celebrations are great fun in our locality. Devotional songs are sung and small girls dress up in all their finery imitating Krishna’s friends and dance. I will dress up my son as Krishna in a yellow dhoti, complete with a crown with a peacock feather,’ Sharma said.

In several households, the idol of Lord Krishna and Radha are adorned with new clothes of yellow color and jewellery as the devotees observed fast for entire day, busy preparing delicacies to offer to the Lord made up of milk and fruits.

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