Date:August 30, 2021
Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is an important Hindu festival which is celebrated annually around the country, with a lot of pomp and show. Students of Gitanjali Vedika participated in various activities to immerse themselves in the festival spirit and to learn more about the cultural significance of this day.
The students took part in ‘Handi breaking’ which is an essential ritual on the occasion of Janmaashtami. This signifies Lord Krishna’s love for dahi or maakhan and over the years has become a magnificent affair that hundreds of people participate in. They also created handis on papers using colours and cotton to show off their artistic sides. Lord Krishna’s love for flutes and music is well-known. In light of this, the students learnt to make flutes of their own tunes. To make this day extra memorable and extra colourful, the students dressed up as Radhas and Krishnas!