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Sri Jayanti – Birthday Festival of Lord Krishna

Sri Jayanti is the name used to refer the birthday festival and celebrations of Lord Krishna in some regions, especially in North India. Shri Jayanti is popularly known by the name of Sri Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami. In 2018, Sri Jayanti date is September 3. In North India, Shri Jayanti is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month.

It must be noted that Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed on two different days. This is based on different calculations followed by the various Hindu regional calendars. In some regions, Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed on September 2.

Sri Jayanti celebrations reach its zenith in Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. Numerous rituals are observed here on the day. Apart from pujas, prayers and fasting, children appear as various characters in the legends associated with Shri Krishna. They present small dramas based on Krishna’s life.

People of the region refer to the massive celebrations on Sri Jayanti as…

Dada JP Vaswani on Innate Happiness and the Reason Why He Smiles a Lot

People often ask me (Dada JP Vaswani) the reason behind my innate happiness and peaceful demeanor and always keep complementing me on the fact that I smile a lot, but I really do not think of it as a great bit deal.I have never questioned anything that has happened in my life ever. In fact I have always accepted it as the will of some great cosmic plan that has been written for me. As a result of this I don’t end up arguing with my inner self, as most people tend to do. That is why I find my inner peace easily. And I think it is the easiest way to attain inner happiness.Dada JP Vaswani