Coming back to Janmashtami, this day has presented me special moments always. Two years back, I celebrated Krishna’s birthday in my college. It is known as Gokulashtami in that campus. The pomp and show with which it is celebrated there is really stunning. Processions of each department with plots of Krishna, dancers and other performers make it a huge event. After the procession and feast, various sports and cultural fests are conducted. Being the cultural representative of my class (the senior most batch), I’d to co-ordinate the students of my department. It was for the first time our department was permitted to take part in the procession. We presented a scene of geethopadesam. Though, we can’t credit it as a best plot, as a first attempt it was good.
Temples can give you relief, both mental and physical… Whenever I’m at home, I celebrated Ashtamirohini (Janmashtami) in my family temple. This time too, I’d a graceful time. A dip in the pond to wash away inner and outer impurities, a few hours in our family temple, aroma of fresh flowers, sandals and agarbathis… Whole temple glowed in the golden light of lamps... The whole idol was decorated with colorful garments, ornaments and sandal paste... No disturbance of cell phones, internet, TV or even electricity...Everybody was quiet praying silently or chanting the sacred mantra, "Om Namo Narayanaya"... Truly Holy!