How can we celebrate Janmashtami amid the pandemic?
Janmashtami celebration is one of major festival in India, lakhs of devotees gather and visit various temples to seek blessings at this particular time, since the uncertain arise of the pandemic, everything has become restricted and people have to maintain social distancing. However, temples are taking the oaths to restrict their visitors maintaining strict social guidelines and devotees will be able to virtually present at the time of puja.
Though we have to accept the fact of celebrating krishna janmashtami in this unresolved way but we will definitely going to miss the elaborately decorated tableaus and Dahi Handi revelry. The birthday of Lord Krishna will be spent in muted way as the pandemic casts its shadow on janmashtami celebrations.
How can we celebrate the Janmashtami amid the pandemic?
If we have trust and faith, we surely achieve to cross the barriers, if you are eager to perform the ceremony at your home despite the presence of the pandemic, do it on your own, try not to make the performance lavish and perform the ritual only at the presence of your family.
If possible try to implement the availibility of proper sanitization and social distancing, try not to distribute the ‘Bhog’ or ‘Prasad’ beyond your family members. Allow less than 10 persons at a time. Ask everyone to mask up even if you allow a pandit to perform the janmashtami in a proper way. Wear the hand gloves at the time of distributing the prasad. The worst hit are the artisans who dedicatedly serve their best to dress up the idols of Lord Krishna. We might give a chance to the artisans spread across the villages especially Mathura and Aligarh districts who are specialised in creating variants of dresses and holy sandalwood rosary of the Krishna and Radha. It seems that the season July-August has gone almost dry and we could make it lively through our small contributions and efforts by engaging these people to the ritual. But of course maintaining the complete protection.
The birth place of Lord Krishna Mathura will also maintain a low key and implement a tight security to control the social distancing. We may miss the spark and charm of this grand festival but if we have the urge and desire to celebrate the celebration by maintaining law and order, we definitely achieve to make Krishna happy on his grand day. If you want to celebrate the Janmashtami in a proper manner, try khannagems puja - the best you could ever witness! Book your krishna janmashtami with is to witness an extraordinary journey that you should never miss, we take extra care of the puja rituals and perform the puja in a homely manner. Our specialised pandits complete the puja with grand devotion.
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