Kerala to dot by Sree Krishna’s Balaleelas – Today Sree Krishna Jayanthi

published on September 10, 2009

Hindus in Kerala will celeberate Sree Krishna Jayanthi todaywith great devotion.The festival of Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday. Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is a unique character in Hindu history. He was naughty in his childhood days and proved to be a profound philosopher in his adulthood as illustrated by the Bhagwad Geeta.

In Kerala Janmashtami is celebrated incolorful manner befitting the status of a national festival under Balagokulam across the state . The Shobhayatras, the colourful procession, is attended by not only the children but also the whole society. The message of the legendary proponent of Gita is spread among the people through bhajans, story, discourses, speeches etc. Tableau of Sree Krishna’s balaleela add colour to the beauty of the Shobhayatras. The strength of Janmashtami Shobhayatras increased with the increase in the popularity of the organization and the people’s interest and participation in it.

Now, more than 3500 places witness mammoth Shobhayatras, through out the state. Social leaders and saintly men and intellectuals come forward to grace and address the programmes of Balagokulam. More than 20 lacs (2 million) including children and elders took part in last years Shobha yatras

In the early days, the Sreekrishnajayanthi was not a holiday in the state. It was due to the influence of Balagokulam, that the Government declared it a holiday.

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