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Today is birthday of Lord Krishna
Today is Janmashtami. This day Lord Krishna was born. It is celebrated as the birthday of Krishna. It falls every year in August. This is one of the biggest religious festivals of Hindus. Lord Krishna taught us a lesson of Karma in the Geeta ( the holy book). This tells us the aim of our existence on the earth, it talks about soul which is immortal. He said its only the body, not soul, that dies and much more is there in Geeta . This day people take fast the whole day. Krishna was born on this earth at 12.00 p.m.(a.m?) Having been shown the moon, fast is broken. Some staunch devotees don’t even have a sip of water till 12.p.m(?). Temples are very crowded this day. All temples, be it in small colonies or big cities, are decorated beautifully like a bride. Schools, colleges and most of the offices remain closed this day. One day prior, functions are held in schools. Children perform the role of God Krishna. They are dressed in traditional attire of that era. Even in every corner of colonies children perform the roles of Krishna, Radha and his friends. They make artificial temple and decorate that very beautifully. Many days prior to this festival, children start collecting money from every home in their locality to make arrangements for this festival. Since dawn devotional songs are played at temples which last till late midnight. At night people keep roaming with families from one temple to another because of the beauty of the temples as they are decorated with lighting and at night, lighting beatifies it. Delicious food is part of every festival in our country, so is this also. Several types of food are prepared mostly milk products as he was very fond of butter. After 12 o’clock, prayer is offered at home and whatever food we have prepared is first offered to him and then water is offered to Moon who is also worshiped. Then we break our fast and have some eatables.
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