Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Krishna Jayanti

On Friday, August 14 2009 my mum & I went to mandir (temple) from 7:30pm to 1:30am...

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated at midnight on Krishna Jayanti. At midnight, the ritual of waving lit lamps (aarti) is performed.

His statue is placed in a swing and devotionally offered many sumptuous food dishes, in particular kheer (a sweet dish made from milk, sugar and rice/vermicelli) or halva/sheera (a sweet dish made from semolina, ghee and sugar).

Info from: sanatan.org




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