“For one who has conquered his mind, a mind is best of friends, but for one who has failed to do so, a mind is the greatest enemy.” – Lord Krishna
Janmashtami being one of the most revered Hindu festivals marks the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival is celebrated with devotees observing fast on the auspicious day and offering prayers to God. The birth of Lord Krishna took place in Gokul. He epitomizes love, faith, friendship, and peace. On this auspicious day, all Krishna temples are decorated with garlands and bright lights and devotees throng the temples at midnight to offer their prayers to the Lord. All the holy shrines are decorated with flowers and lights. People gather during the day and worship Krishna’s idol, enact plays and sing songs in his praise. This festival is loved for the aura, warmth and love it emanates through its vivacity and charm. Dahi handi (a pot of curd) is also one form of celebrating the occasion which has become a festive ritual and is celebrated mainly in states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Bal Bharatians, GRHM celebrated the arrival of the Almighty with a lot of enthusiasm and devotion through an entire tessellation of cultural delights that included special assembly of dance sequences and soulful and spiritual melodies. The significance of the festival was discussed in enriching and interactive sessions between the teachers and students.