Janmashtami or lord Krishna’s birthday is one of the biggest events that have the festive spirit in Delhi and cities around with jhaankis, food, cultural performances, shopping etc.
Observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana, this time it will be celebrated on August 14 and on August 15 in some parts this year. And, why should one miss out on the real fun and magic of art, music and dance while praying to the God? So,joint up your holiday plans with Kanha-themed events in the city and add more fun to your celebrations.
Celebrate Janmashtami with Kathak dancer and founder of Bharatiya Sangeet Saran, Uma Sharma and her disciples. From enacting stages of Krishna’s baal leela to chapters from the Bhagvad Gita, the dancer has been performing on various themes of Krishna since last 30 years. This year, she will present Krishna Raas Leela in Kathak and Brij Raas style.
At India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road on August 14, 7 pm onwards
This art show brings the spiritual bliss that Lord Krishna’s life is associated with, through artworks. The painting works depict the bond of love that was shared between Radha and Krishna. They also reflect Lord’s philosophy of setting their heart on their work, without any wish for reward.
At Art Laueate, F-213 A, First Floor, Lado Sarai on till October 3, 11 am to 7 pm
Krishna Dance Drama
The role of Krishna in Mahabharata, both as the creator and the destroyer teaches us a lot of things about life. Diving deeper into some of the lesser-known aspects of Krishna’s life from Mahabharata, this dance-drama titled Krishna, will take viewers on an amazing journey.
At Kamani Auditorium,1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi house till 15 August, 6:30 pm
Temple Celebrations and Market
Iskcon and other temples have organised Homa (Hawan), tableaux, a mouth-watering raj bhog (feast for the lord), aartis and more in honour of Lord Krishna. Each temple creates special items in honor of the Lord and temples are beautifully decorated with flowers and lights, and prepared delicious offerings that one can indulge in. Be it Chandni Chowk or sadar bazar in Delhi or Khan market each and every place is soak in the festive spirit of Krishna. From Krishna’s key-chains to beautiful dresses you will get each and every thing you could think of in these markets.
Stay back and enjoy
And if you are done with each and every thing and want to enjoy your holiday at home then you can enjoy the beautiful songs on Krishna from our Bollywood. Be it a peppy dance number or a beautiful classical one. From all the latkas jhatkas to the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled song numbers and films are available on the internet and showcasing on your television screens.
So, lets fall in love with our cultural diversity and soak yourself in festive spirit of Krishna Janmashtami and Independence Day all together and create an amazing moment.