Wishing you a happy festival day

Janmashtami is known by different names amongst different communities…Gokulashtami, Krishna Jayanthi, and so on. It is supposedly the day that the god Krishna was born, at midnight, amidst thunder and lightning, and then spirited away to his foster home.

In our community, we draw a “kolam” or “rangoli” with the feet of the baby Krishna in the centre, and from there, His baby feet walk into the house, where He will be welcomed and worshipped!

So here’s the kolam that I drew before my front door…I post it along with my good wishes to everyone for this festival!

Gokulashtami Kolam 040907

The other set of feet, drawn in a different style can be seen, going into my neighbour’s home, too!

I would love it if other Metrobloggers posted details about various festivals to do with other religions, too; for example, the St Mary’s novena has just begun in Bengaluru…

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