With the hymns and chants of “Hathi ghoda palki, jai kanhaiya lal” coming from deep inside the hearts, the devotees of Lord Krishna celebrate his birthday today.
Though the celebrations start with the blissful sunrise but the enjoyment accentuates towards the end of the day, as he is actually said to be born at 12 in the midnight and illuminate his presence to bless his followers.
This festival is celebrated with tremendous joy in all the temples offering a feast to the Lord worldwide but the core or focal point of this extravagant gathering lies amidst the Walled City of Jaipur in the premises of Govind Devji Temple between 4:00 am in the morning till 10:30 at night. The other temples which we cannot forget to mention are Radha Rasbihari Temple, the famous Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple; they also shine in their own beauty on this special occasion.
So, enjoy the festival with hymning some beautiful devotional phrases which float in the air with great enthusiasm, along with enjoying the lavish feast as we remember the Maakhan Chor!
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