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Krishna Janmashtami: Soak in the festive spirit at these events in Delhi

Here’s a list of events scheduled in the Capital that you must check out this Janmashtami, to get drenched in the divinity of Krishna and his leela.

delhi Updated: Aug 12, 2017 18:03 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
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A still from the Krishna Dance Drama that will be performed at Kamani Auditorium in Mandi House.

With jhaankis (tableaux), fetes and a plethora of cultural performances, Janmashtami or lord Krishna’s birthday is one of the biggest events that heralds the festive spirit in Delhi and cities around it. Observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana, it will be celebrated on August 14 this year. And, why should one miss out on the regular dose of art, music and dance while praying to the God? So, couple your holiday plans with these Janmashtami-themed events in the city and add more fun to your celebrations.

Krishna Legend

A still from the Uma Sharma’s Krishna Legend.

Celebrate Janmashtami with Kathak dancer and founder of Bharatiya Sangeet Saran, Uma Sharma and her disciples. From enacting stages of Krishna’s baal leela to chapters from the Bhagvad Gita, the dancer has been performing on various themes of Krishna since last 30 years. This year, she will present Krishna Raas Leela in Kathak and Brij Raas style. The choreography blends devotional compositions of legendary poets such as Swami Haridas, Surdas, Meera and Jayadeva with the classical Kathak dancing style.

Catch It Live
  • WHERE: India International Center, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road
  • WHEN: August 14
  • TIMINGS: 7pm

The Quest into Symbolic Art – Krishna Utsav

One of the artworks on display at the exhibition.

This group art show brings the spiritual bliss that Lord Krishna’s life is associated with, through artworks. The pastel-hued works depict the bond of love that was shared between Radha and Krishna. They also reflect Lord’s philosophy of setting their heart on their work, without any wish for reward.

Catch It Live
  • WHAT: The Quest into Symbolic Art – Krishna Utsav
  • ON TILL: October 3
  • WHERE: Art Laureate, F-213 A, First Floor, Lado Sarai Village
  • TIMINGS: 11am to 7pm

Krishna Dance Drama

A still from the dance drama.

The role of Krishna in Mahabharata, both as the creator and the destroyer teaches a lot about life. Diving deeper into some of the lesser-known aspects of Krishna’s life from Mahabharata, this dance-drama titled Krishna, will take viewers on a beautiful journey.

Catch It Live
  • WHAT: Krishna Dance Drama
  • ON TILL: August 15
  • WHERE: Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
  • TIMINGS: 6.30 pm

Temple Celebrations

Iskcon and other temples have organised processions, a delectable raj bhog (feast for the lord), aartis and more in honour of Lord Krishna. Each temple creates special items in honour of the Lord and temple grounds are decked with flowers and lights, and have prepared delicious offerings that one can indulge in.

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First Published: Aug 12, 2017 18:02 IST