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Janmashtami

Flag Hoisting
Flag Hoisting

Janmashtami is the day Lord Krishna was born. Lord Krishna was born to kill the demons Kamsa and Chanura. On that day, God incarnated to vanquish evil.

An Upset Dolly
An Upset Dolly

Almost all Hindus celebrate Janmashtami in their own way. We celebrated the festival on a small scale this time. As usual, we performed shodashopachara pooja once and panchopachara 8 times, within those 5 days. On Saturday night, we will complete the pooja and perform udhyapana.

Dahi Handi
Dahi Handi

On the next day after Janmashtami, people play Dahi Handi. In the place where we lived before, Mom helped older people play Dahi Handi. With the talk about Dahi Handi, we remembered our dear Dolly, this time. Once, she got upset that Mom would help older people perform Dahi Handi, but not children. Whatever Mom said fell on deaf ears. She fought tooth and nail with Mom for it. Thus, Mom began preparations for children’s Dahi Handi. We made all the kids stand on each other and made Dolly stand on top of all the others to break the handi.

Children's Dahi Handi
Children’s Dahi Handi

Nowadays, rules have to be strictly followed that children below 14 should not participate in the play and mattresses should be placed below.

Lord Krishna in Swing
Lord Krishna in Swing

We celebrated Independence Day also together with Janmashtami inside our home this time. If we had kept the flag outside, esteemed people from our building would have stolen the flag. That is the practice here. And this would have been an insult to Bharat Mata.

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