It was Krishna Janmashtmi on 22nd August. For my international blogger friends, Janmashtami, is a Hindu Festival in India celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu.
People in India celebrate it in the same way as Christmas is celebrated world wide. People do Rasa Lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna. An important feature of Janmashtami is Jhaanki (tableau) depicts various stages of Lord Krishna's childhood. Jhaanki means peeping in the past life, in relation with Janmashtami it means peeping into the life of Lord Krishna.
a beautiful example of Jhaanki at home
Baby Krishna, also called Laddu Gopal
the Dress, garland and tiara of Krishna
all ready Krishna
I had never put up Jhaanki. This year our parents are here in California and mummy got small Laddu Gopal with his swing to put Jhaanki. Laddu Gopal swing and along with some of my decorative stuffs and plants, have a look to my first time Jhaanki!
closer look in just decorative lights and candle
more Krishna inspired stuff, via Google Images
kids dressed as Krishna
rakhi, 'scared thread'... I mentioned about this here
beautiful picture found on Google
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note: pictures source Google Images