Thousands of years ago, on a dark stormy night, Krishna, the savior of the world was born to defeat the evil. Come back to 2019, and this is the age-old story that mothers would tell their little Kanhaiya and Nandlal. The most famous Krishna song like ‘Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala’ will be played again, and there will be celebrations all around.

Janmashtami is one of the grand festivals celebrated all across India with much enthusiasm and zeal. There will be high spirits on the streets, cheerfulness in homes and loads of happiness around. This auspicious day is enjoyed by every individual in the family but in different ways.

The elders in the family would go to the temples and spend time listening to the devotional songs and Krishna bhajans. Sat Sangs are also held. A sense of spiritual enrichment is felt, and everybody is keen to spread the good vibes. Recitation of holy books like Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita is done. Bhajans are played in the homes as well. One can enjoy Krishna Bhajans sung by singing legends like Jagjit Singh, Lata Mangeshkar, Chitra Singh, etc. on Carvaan Mini Bhakti. The popular hits include ‘Hey Gobind Hey Gopal’, ‘Bada Natkhat Hai Yeh’, Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki’ and many more.

Kids get dressed in the Krishna costume with a flute on the hands and peacock feather on the head. They indulge in various fun activities like decorating the flute, Dahi handi pot, and drawing Rangoli. There are Krishna Leela – the dance and drama representation carried in the streets by children. People come in large numbers to see and enjoy the festival.

Krishna Janmashtami thrills no one like the youngsters. Dahi handi is where a human pyramid is made, and boys climb on each other to break matki. The team sport is a major spectacle, and it is the most awaited event for young boys and girls. You can also listen to favourite Dahi handi tracks like ‘Govinda Aala Re’, ‘Mach Gaya Shor, Prabho Tero Naam’ by Shriram Jairam‘, ‘Dukh Haro Dwarika Nath’ by Mukesh, ‘Kaal Ka Pahiya…Ram Krishna Hari’ by Manna Dey. Dance to the old hits and add a new dimension to the celebration.

Prior to all the celebrations, Ratri Jagran (night vigil) is done by the family. It is such an amazing time where all the family members, relatives, and close ones come together and wait for midnight to arrive. Many people keep fast as well. With bated breath, young and old, both wait for the time when Lord Krishna was born. Many devotional songs are sung together, reminding the great story that stirs the emotions. Saregama Carvaan 2.0 Gold consists of many devotional Wi-Fi stations dedicated to Krishna Bhajans and Shri Krishna Charitra Manas.

One of the memorable moments of the Janmashtami is breaking the fast. Thereafter, sweets and food are shared, and everyone gets ready to kick start the celebrations in a grand way.

Another glorious Krishna Jayanti is coming up, and we are waiting to celebrate. This Janmashtami, add exciting music and soothing devotionals to your celebration with Saregama Carvaan.