Krishna is one of the most popular and revered of gods in the Hindu pantheon. He is a favorite deity for many and hence this celebration has a lot of significance in telly people’s life too. Telly celeb are no less to show their love for Lord Krishna. They pray to Lord Krishna on this day and seek his blessings for a happy and good life. They also are part of long queues outside Lord Krishna’s temples on the day of Janmashtami and everybody sings praises of Lord Krishna on this holy day.
Here Telly Celeb shares about how they enjoy and greet to Lord a very Happy Birthday.
Kunal Jaisingh: Krishna, for Hindus, is a hero, a charmer, protector, a leader, a friend, a guide and a teacher. His birthday celebrated as Janmashtami is always special. I greet him ‘Happy birthday’ with my prayers. On the day we also remember his tales and enjoy his learning to always be kind.
Suyyash Rai: Krishna is believed to be the incarnation of Vishnu and is often portrayed mischievous small child eating butter or as a young boy playing flute, as prankster and young man with his lover Radha. His life is actually inspiring to all age group from a small kid to old man. On the day I visit temple to greet him a ‘Happy birthday’
Shrenu parikh: I greet kahna ‘Happy birthday’ by offering my prayers. We celebrate it at home performing the abhishek ceremony by bathing the idol of kanha with ghee, honey, yogurt, honey, fruit juices and holy water. We later make him enjoy Jhulna and offer him mishri. Its like a baby born in the house.
Manish Goplani: Janmashtami is celebrated in a unique way all around, I love going to temple for greeting him a ‘Happy Birthday’ also love to watch people celebrating by hanging dahi handi high above the ground. People form a human pyramid to break the dahi handi, basically an earthen pot filled with curd, milk, water and fruits. The people who form the human pyramid are called govindas. Dahi Handi celebrates the mischievous and playful side of Krishna.
Aparna Dixit: Janmashtami is the day when Bal Krishna is worshipped. A naughty baby who would exasperate his mother no end, Krishna has been a charmer since childhood and known to win the hearts of everyone he meets. For the day I love distributing gifts to small kids and take their blessing. And worship Lord greeting him ‘Happy Birthday’ with my prayers.
Neha Marda: I greet lord Krishna ‘Happy birthday’ along with my prayers. At home we celebrate the festival. We make sure to impress the lord offering him bhogs and bhajans. Also a peacock feather along with a flute.
Manu Punjabi: The festival is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm and devotion. I offer my prayers to lord Krishna greeting him ‘Happy Birthday’ Also enjoy royal Indian food as prasad on the day.
Mahika Sharma: We have ‘Ladoo-gopal’ at my home at Tinsukia. So at night my family perform aarti at midnight with kirtan, a congregational performance of devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna as this was the time when Lord Krishna took birth on this earth. I always call at home that time while my mom keeps the phone in speaker near the lord and I greet him a ‘Happy birthday’
Gaurav Khanna: Krishna’s birthday is always special. I worship him and greet ‘Happy birthday’ with my prayers. Tales and dramas on the pastimes of Lord Krishna are the cream of the celebration. It does remind me of my childhood with my mom specifically.
Meghna Naidu: Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival which is celebrated with great fervour. It is an important day for me as I’m among Krishna devotees as well. I greet him ‘Happy birthday’ gifting him some flowers-bhog and a little flute. Krishna is considered a playful and naughty character but at the same time he was very lovable as well.
Yash Sinha: Krishna is always a hero. He is my inspiration. I with Amra (Amrapali Gupta) and Kabir visits temple to greet him ‘Happy Birthday’ and gift him ‘Makhan Bhog’ He is our mentor as in Mahabharata, he was the charioteer of Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
Paras Babbar: Krishna’s birthday is always special. We offer our prayers and greet him ‘Happy birthday’ I enjoy watching Ras Leelas, the dramatic enactment of events from Krishna’s life. The main theme of these plays is Krishna’s love for Radha. It depicts the youthful days of Krishna and his flirtatious nature.
Sara Khan: To greet Kahna ‘Happy Birthday’ I visit temple. The most important arrangement for Janmashtami celebration is that of baby Krishna. Devotees also make beautiful ‘jhulans’ or cradles for the baby Bal Gopal. Have kids setup their jhaankis (scenes from Krishna’s birth time) Useing Clay, Colored Sand, Clay dolls, animals etc to make your own unique scenes.
Parineeta Borthakur: I celebrate lord’ birthday at home with faithful devotion. I fast on that day, and make dinner prasad, which I offer to my Krishna then serve everyone at home. I buy new clothes for my Krishna and decorate his ‘jhoola.’ I also make a birthday cake for him which I cut at 12pm singing ‘Happy birthday’. I don’t know the rituals, but I do everything with all my Love.
Soni Singh: We all love celebrating Birthdays and when It is our favorite Lord Krishna Birthday, it has to be special. Janamashtami celebrations are not limited to fasting and then feasting at night. We can much more do to celebrate the day. I use to earlier dress my niece like baby gopal and now we have nephew at our home how is really very adorable and its his first Janamashtami so I’m gonna make him lord Krishna. I am really excited about it.