Friday, 23 August 2013

Get Ready To Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami With More Enthusiasm In Goa

According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is one of the most significant festivals. This festival marks the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna. The eighth day, following the full moon, is considered auspicious for the celebration.

Lord Krishna was the 8th son, born to Vasudev and Devaki. Devaki’s brother, Kans, was foretold by a wise man about his demise by the 8th son of Vasudev and Devaki. With his fear of demise, Kans imprisoned Krishna’s parents the day he was born in Mathura. But, Vasudev successfully took Krishna to Gokul gave him to Nand and Yashodha.

The Celebration of Gokulashtami in Goa represents great zeal and enthusiasm amongst the locals. There are other names like Ashtami Rohini, Sree Jayanthi, Krishna Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, or Gokulashtami, used in different parts of India for Krishna Janmashtami.
Celebration of Gokulashtami in Goa
Goa, being a land of multiple cultures, showcases celebration of Krishna Janmashtami in different ways. One can witness women decorating their houses, making beautiful Rangoli designs, preparing sumptuous snacks and a lot more. People also draw footprints of a child entering the house. This signifies Lord Krishna entering the house. The favorite dish of the Lord Krishna, butter and other milk products are offered in every house.

In Goa, people prepare dishes of parched rice to offer to the Lord, along with sweets, payasam and fruits. People fast for the entire day till midnight. Midnight is the time when Lord Krishna was born. Thus, for tourists wanting to see Goa in full fun and frolic mood, Janmashtami festival is the best time. Program of Dahi Handi is also organized here.
 Goa Tour Packages
There are travel agents and tour operators, who offerspecial Goa tour packages during Janmashtami Festival. The Janmashtami tour packages are designed to make the tourists enjoy the mood of festivity in Goa. The ambiance is filled with the element of tranquility and enthusiasm during the Janmashtami festival in Goa. 

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