22 August 2011

Festivals of India – Janmaashtami



image image

Janmashatami is an important festival of India, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. Just wish to share a nice stamp issued by India Post in 1978 on famous verse from Geeta. This stamp was also selected for Pride of India Collection which includes Gold replica of  best 25 stamps  issued by India Post.

In English translation: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action। Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.

The content of the Gita is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war.


Greetings on Janmaashtami

Janmashtami is celebrated with fervor in India. Euphoria for the festival is not just restricted to Mathura - the birth city Mathura but pervades in rest of India too. The birth of Lord Krishna is one of the most popular festival of Hindus and they celebrate the occasion to the hilt.

The festivities include various rituals being followed religiously. Temples all over India engage in various ceremonies and prayers in honour of Lord Krishna. Chanting of shlokas, readings from religious texts, singing devotional songs and dance performances are part of festival.

The Janmashtami of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Lord Krishna had spent his childhood, are famous all over the world. Devotees from across the world come to these pious places to celebrate Janmasthami.The temples especially in Vrindavan witness an extravagant and colourful celebration on this occasion. Raslila is performed to recreate incidents from the life of Krishna and to commemorate his love for Radha.

Special Cancellations

Cancellations issued  by Lucknow GPO


Clean Cities Week 


World Telecommunication Day


National Solidarity Day


: Ashawani Dubey - Gorakhpur

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails