Shivangana Vasudeva, NDTV, Updated: August 10, 2012 12:40 IST
Festivity is in the air.
Sing. Dance. Celebrate: Janmashtami is Here!
Janmashtami is one of the biggest festivals celebrated worldwide, commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was known for his playfulness, eternal love and Ras Lila's. From fasting to decorating homes with jhaakis, from dahi handi to street plays, this day is filled with excitement and fanfare!
In Jammu, kite flying is an important part of the celebration. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also celebrate Janmashtami by cooking avalakki (beaten rice) in the memory of Sudama and Krishna's ardent friendship. According to the legend Sudhama had once offered avalakki to Krishna, as it was one of his favourite snacks.
Lord Krishna and his love for food is known to all. Makhan Mishri - was his top favourite. This Janmashtami celebrate with festive delicacies like Makhana Kheer, Nariyal Barfi, Kuttu ka dosa and Saboodana ka vada.
Song and dance mark the celebration of this festive occasion. Keep the spirit of Janmashtami alive by singing and dancing your way along the day, "Hathi Ghoda Palki .. Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki... Nand ke anand bhayo Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki... "