The festival of Janmashtami is considered a very pious day by Hindus. Lot of bhajan singing, hymn chanting and poojas are performed this day. Devotees queue all the major Krishna temples to seek his blessings. People perform elaborate poojas during the festival. They keep day long fast. Functions and prayer meetings are organised to share the glory of their favourite God. Janmashtami The general pooja process begins early in the morning with devotees giving a bath or abhishek to Bal Gopal’s idol with gangajal, ghee, water, honey and curd. The idol is then adorned with new clothes (preferably in yellow colour), stone or other precious jewellery. Next, the idol of lord is offered bhog, the contents of bhog may vary. Fruits, kheer, pedha, milk, and milk products are made. There are devotees who offer chappan bhog(56 dishes) to Bal Gopal. Thereafter, special Krishna pooja is performed. The cradle containing the divine infant’s idol is rocked, conch is blown. Devotees sing Krishna arti, some people read out 108 names of lord. They get totally immersed in the name and praise of Gopal. After the entire pooja is over, devotees break their fast by having panchamrit. The time of breaking the fast may vary, this is so, because the time of performing pooja also differs from place to place. While some devotees choose to perform pooja at midnight and break fast, others perform pooja in the evening and have food.
Leaving Home and Moving abroad – Hong Kong Due to Job, I Left India, and Moved to Hong Kong – The Place of Skyscrapers, Fast life, Busy Roads, City completely conquered by Trams, Trains, Buses, Taxis. Place where People work 12 hours a day, and work out after office, and sleep while traveling back n forth from home to office…
I completely adapted the life style of HK and quite enjoying it….For me …it has been proved to be a Nice Change!!!! 🙂
Finding a moment of peace in the middle of ever running day-to-day life
There is no boundary when two soul meet.
Celebrating Togetherness Forever is love for me, It could be anything which you feel you are are incomplete without or you like to stay with is Love.