Krishna Janmashtami also referred to as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is one of the most popular Hindu festivals celebrated across India. This is the day when Lord Krishna was born. Believed to be the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, everyone specifically women folk adore and celebrate Lord Krishna for his charm, respect his strengths and pray for his marvel. While Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated by Hindus and adorers of Lord Krishna across the world, it is one of the kinds of celebration in India.
Now, let’s turn to fashion and Lord Krishna. The costume of Lord Krishna has become a critical player in the industry of photography and fashion design. Every single baby in 21st century India has at least one picture of him or her in the costume of Lord Krishna.
Indian fashion industry gives special attention to the get-up of Lord Krishna. On the day of Krishna Janmashtami especially, the costume of Lord Krishna is seen in every festival. A typical Baby Krishna look is a dhoti, crown, peacock feather, flute, butter pot, jewelry and beautiful makeup. The kids in the family are dressed up in the costume of Lord Krishna. This is one of the supreme Hindu festivals in Maharashtra and Gujarat after Ganesh Chaturthi. This is the time the Indian fashion industry gets on its toes trying to come up with various types of dresses and costumes of Lord Krishna to make it a colorful and joyous occasion for the kids in the country.
While photography is all about embracing and capturing the moment, the occasion of Lord Krishna is when skilled photographers get their lenses into action. From the little fingers to the adorable smiles of babies, this is the perfect occasion for skilled photographers to bring their vivid imagination to reality.
Maharashtra and Gujarat
When it comes to the celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami, every state differs from another state in India. But that is what makes the festival all the more diverse yet unified. When Maharashtra celebrates the infamous Dahi Handi where pots filled with yogurt are broken, the state of Gujarat celebrates a similar tradition in the name of Makhan Handi in which people break pots of fresh butter.
In south India, the celebration of Krishna Janmashtami is vibrant as well. From Bhagwadgita recitations to offering fruits and delicacies to Lord Krishna, Krishna Janmashtami in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana is celebrated in all its charm.
JD Institute of Fashion Technology wishes everyone, a Happy Krishna Janmashtami.