Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Little Krishna, Radha and Gopis Dazzled at Mother’s Pride

Janmashtami marks the celebration of the birth of the Lord Sri Krishna. Also known as Gokulashtami, it is celebrated with pomp and splendour across India. The cultural aspect of Janamashtami is depicted by traditionally dressed devotees visiting the temples and praying to the deity. The raas or dance is another highlight of the celebrations that adds to the spiritual fervour.  Generally, devotees observe fasting on the first day of the festival until midnight, when Lord Krishna was believed to have been born. At midnight, a traditional prayer is offered. Special baby cradles are installed and decorated in the temples and a small idol of Lord Krishna is placed in them. The most elaborate rituals take place at Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born. To commemorate the occasion schools celebrate the event with fun and frolic.  
                      Mother’s Pride school branches also rejoiced the festivity in full swing with tiny tots. Children looked adorable decked up as Krishna, Radha and Gopis. The whole festive feel reached a new level when little ones performed and danced. The lovable dandiya performance by kids truly mesmerised staff and teachers.  Adding to the gaiety was the wonderful environment and ambience of the school. The schools were decorated with flowers, balloons and rangoli. The main highlights were painted mud pots kept in a row filled with flower petals and a representation of Vasudev carrying infant Krishna in the basket. The school celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with great pomp and grandeur. To conclude it was a lively atmosphere, the day was enjoyed by the students and all the staff members.

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