Sarmistha Ray || Post On > Sep 7 2023 ||

Have you heard this saying about Bengal? ‘baro mashe, tyaron parbon’! It means 12 months and 13 festivals! The scintillating aesthetic beauty and energy of Bengali festivals mesmerises everyone.Janmashtami is one of them.The Hindus celebrate Janmashtami for the birth of Sri Krishna. The festival usually occurs in August. Moreover, the Hindus celebrate this festival in the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha. Moreover, Lord Krishna is the most powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is a joyful festival for the Hindus. Furthermore, the Hindus perform different rituals to please Lord Krishna. This is one of the most joyous celebrations for the Hindus.Lord Krishna was born on the 8th day of Dark Fortnight in the month of Bhadon. Bhadon is a month in the Hindu calendar. Moreover, he was born around 5,200 years ago. Because he was one of the most powerful Gods. He was born for a special purpose on Earth. Lord Krishna was born to free the world from evil. As a result, he played an important role in the book of Mahabharata. Also, Lord Krishna preached about good karma and the theory of Bhakti. Lord Krishna was born in a prison. He was in the clutches of Kansa. But his father Vasudev gave him to his friend Nand to save him. Because he knew that Kansa was evil-minded. Furthermore after getting saved the upbringing of Sri Krishna was in a Gokul family.Lord Krishna was very naughty in his childhood. That’s why he is known as “Natkhat Nand Lal”. He has dark skin and loves to eat “Makhan”. Most of the time, he steals the Makhan from other homes and also breaks their handi. Due to this, he is also called “Makhan Chor”. Krishna used to play the flute very well. The flute music attracts everyone and makes them feel peaceful. On hearing the flute voice, the Gopis of the Vrindavan leave their household work and gather together to dance to the flute music. Sri Krishna after some time became strong. As a result, he was able to kill Kansa. On this day, “Dahi Handi” games are played in various places to celebrate Krishna’s birthday. Boys get together to form human pyramids and try to break an earthen pot which is fixed at the height of about 35 ft from the ground. It is quite an exciting event with its share of nail-biting moments. Wherever a Dahi Handi takes place, lots of people gather around to cheer the participants and also enjoy the show at the same time. This scene reminds everyone of Krishna’s childhood days when he used to steal Makhan.

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