Vrindavan - Festivals

| August 29, 2012
Tags: Braj, braj bhoomi, Lord Krishna, pilgrimage destinations, tourist places Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan, Yamuna

Janmashtami is a major festival which marks the birth of Lord Krishna and the celebrations go on for days. Plays depicting Krishna’s life and deeds are performed, along with Raaslila throughout the town. Bhajans and chants echo throughout the town.

Jhulan Purnima (Swing Festival) is another popular festival here. The idols of Krishna and Radha are placed on a beautifully decorated swing and are offered an assortment of fruits, sweets, etc. Dramas, bhajans and festivities go on till late night.

The Brahmotsava Festival is celebrated for ten days after Holi (February or March) and draws tens of thousands of visitors. On the day known as Rath Ka Mela, devotees pull a giant wooden chariot from the Rangji temple to its gardens and back.

Other Hindu festivals like Deepawali and Holi are also celebrated.