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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Janmashtami Greetings

India celebrates Krishna Janmashtami (Also called as Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) on Friday 14th August 2009.

Janmashtami is the birth day of Lord Krishna.

On this day, devotees remember the baby krishna’s naughty deeds by dressing up the kids at home in Krishna’s attire. People imprint foot marks of Krishna in front of their houses as a gesture of Krishna walking into their homes.

One of the naughtiest deeds of young Krishna, is that he along with his friends (all kids in his neighborhood – Gokul) used to steals the butter/cream from all the houses in his neighborhood. To save the butter/cream, the neighbors used to put the butter/cream in pots and keep it hanging from the ceilings in their kitchens. Krishna & gang eventually used to break the pot and steal the cream.

This incident is remembered through the most important celebration of Janmashtami - Dahi Handi Celebrations – in Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune.

Watch out for the event to be covered by all popular media in India.

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