“Sweeter than honey, tastier than curd, pleasanter indeed than any happiness and joy is the company and power of the name of Krishna.”

The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm. Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami is observed on the Ashtami tithi, the eighth day of the dark half or Krishna Paksha of the month of Shraavana. Lord Krishna is known worldwide and celebrated as an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

On Friday, August 19, 2022 the students of Amrita Vidyalayam celebrated Janmashtami. Vibha Sutar of Std. III read the information on Janmashtami which was prepared by Vaishali Bhagat Miss. This was followed by a splendid and colourful program choreographed by Snehal Patke Miss, where students of Std. X presented a dance performance with narration based on why and how Krishna’s birth took place.

The students were overjoyed when they broke the ‘Dahi Handi’ (pot of butter and curd) to grace this occasion. Dahi Handi is the most ancient joyful game played and celebrated during Janmashtami. Boys from Std. X came together and formed a human pyramid and attempted to break the pot, while girls as well as boys surrounded them and cheered them on.

The day was filled with over all happiness as the ceremony concluded with the breaking of ‘Dahi Handi’. This holy occasion brought all the people together, signifying ‘Unity and Faith’.