Thursday, September 15, 2011

Janmashtami

Janmashtami

Janmashtami

A visit to Tourism of Gujarat and an attendant look into the life and culture of Gujarat, located in India, offers information that Gujarat is a state, which is religious in nature, and people residing in the state happen to be devout followers of whichever God, they worship. Janmashtami, is known to be the festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna amidst all the negatives happening all around him due to the conspiracies of his maternal Uncle, King Kansa. Janmashtami, and the form which is celebrated in Gujarat, is of a loud and beatific variety in which colorful costumes and revelry amongst the devotees is the order of the day.

Tourism of Gujarat, takes the tourist on a journey across the light and sound of the birth of Lord Krishna, in the form of Janmashtami. Janmashtami celebrations are carried on in the town of Dwarka, situated in Gujarat, India. It is believed according to a legend, that the yadavs, the clan Lord Krishna belonged to, left the town of Mathura and settled down in the town of Dwarka for the betterment and further perpetuation of their clan. Dwarka, situated in Gujarat, India, is replete with temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and so when the festive occasion of Janmashtami comes along, the temples are all filled with decoration and pageantry which culminate with the midnight birth of Lord Krishna, who as a child is adorned with a crown and made to sit on a cradle. People visit Shankhoddhar Beyt in Dwarka, Gujarat, India. Other temples which are high on the list of the devotees are the temple of Shank-Narayan, dedicated to the Matsyavatar, the incarnation of Vishnu as a big fish.

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