[GHHF] 200 Assam Children dressed in different costumes depicting different Characters associated with Lord Krishna entered competitions. Medals are awarded to the best dressed. Certificate of Participation received by others.

08 Sep 2023 72 Views

“Whereas in India the soul was free from the beginning to choose what it would, ranging from the dry bread of atheism to the banquets offered by many-colored passionate gods and goddesses, each shadowing forth some different aspect of the One whom in the inmost chambers of her heart India has always adored. Therefore, the spiritual outlook was universal. Each took unrebuked what he needed. The children were at home in the house of their father, while Europe crouched under the lash of a capricious Deity whose ways were beyond all understanding.” L. Adam Beck
GHHF Assam: On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami GHHF Assam, Udharbond unit organized Krishna Costume competition. 200 children participated. Prizes were given to the best dressed participants and certificates of appreciation were given to all contestants. Abhishek Chanda spoke about GHHF activities.
    The competition was held in four categories: Krishna, Radha, Balarama and Sudhama. Competition is held for each category separately. For each category, they selected three best costumes, and they were given Medals and trophies. The rest of the children who dressed up for the occasion, they were given Certificate of Participation. 
Krishna Janmashtami is also known as "Krishnaashtami", "Gokulaashtami", and "Srikrishna Jayanti", and Hindus celebrate the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated during the month of August or September depending on the Indian calendar. The celebration of this festival is followed according to the Indian calendar and hence the month in the English calendar varies every year. This day also falls on the day of Shravan Poornima when the monsoon season is at its high in most of the part of India.
Lord Krishna must be studied as a child, a son, a brother, a friend, a charioteer, warrior, a Guru, a Cowherd, a messenger, lover of Gopis, peacemaker, predictionary, a Stithipragna and so many roles. He is called Jagad Guru – teacher to the world. 
Bala Samskar Kendras' teachers encouraged Kids to dress up to resemble little Krishnas and little Radhas. The pictures you see are examples of how they celebrated the festival. While Krishna is seen wearing many ornaments, his constant accessory is a peacock feather in his hair. Have you ever wondered why Lord Krishna wears peacock feathers? The story goes that Krishna played his flute and the peacocks gathered around him in ecstasy. Overjoyed, the king of peacocks dropped many divine feathers at Krishna’s feet. Krishna lovingly accepted the offering of the peacocks and picked up the feathers and to everybody’s joy, placed a few of them on his turban. Thus, he came to wear the peacock feathers.
Another story is about the Govardhana Giri being lifted by Sri Krishna with one finger for days until the rain stopped. As per the legend, the farmers of Gokul used to Perform Pujas to please Lord Indra, the Rain God. But Krishna convinced the whole town to worship the mountain Govardhan which helped them care for their cattle and land. People were convinced and didn’t offer any pujas to appease Lord Indra. This made Indra very angry and poured torrential rains on the town of Gokul, the whole village was drenched and flooded. Then lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Mountain on the tip of his finger to protect his people and lovely animals.
There are so many stories about Lord Krishna – about stealing butter, his friendship with friends, Krishna Jhula, and many more. They inspire the children about Krishna’s franks and his behavior. As children, they enjoy the stories. Children dress up like Krishna and wear peacock feathers, flutes, and other items to represent Lord Krishna.
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