Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sri Krishna Jayanthi

Sri Krishna Jayanthi in Amritapuri
Yesterday was krishna's birthday, and Amma of course was the first to celebrate!!!

The Krishnajayanti celebrations at Amritapuri began with Go Puja, the worship of Mother Cow.

Just before midnight--the time of Sri Krishna's birth--Amma went to the stage. A puja was performed as the "Srimad Bhagavatam" in Malayalam was read describing the birth of Sri Krishna.

Amma sang "Agatanayi Agatanayi Krishna Devan," "Radhe Govinda Gopi Gopala" and "Govinda Gopala." She then gave a satsang about the life of Sri Krishna.

After singing several songs to Sri Krishna, Amma rose to her feet, telling everyone to forget everything and dance to the tune of "Hari Bol Hari Bol."

Uriyadi, the traditional pot-breaking game of Krishnajayanti, was performed infront of the Ashram. The studetns of Amrita University are shown here, making a human pyramid to break the pot.


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