Sunday, August 17, 2014

Janmashtami 2014 In Bengal

Today is Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, being celebrated
accross the country with joy and happiness. In West Bengal,
Janmashtami is being celebrated by fasting and worship of lord Krishna
until midnight. Purana Pravachana from the Bhagavata Purana are
recited from the 10th Skandha. This section deals with pastimes of
Krishna. The next day is called "Nanda Utsav" or the joyous
celebration of Krishna's foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. On this
day, people break their fast and offer various cooked sweets during
the early hours.

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