Numerous stories are known to revolve around the childhood of Lord Krishna. The beautiful festival of Janmashtmi marks his birth and is a very big festival celebrated with great joy across India. He is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This day is observed on the Ashtami Tithi which is the 8th day of Krishna Paksha (dark half) of Bhadra (Hindu calendar month). In Jaipur, it is in fact a week-long festival. It is believed that the idol of Lord Krishna was brought by Raja Sawai Man Singh from Vrindavan to Jaipur and incorporated in the City Palace at Govind Dev ji Temple.
During this festival, Jaipur lights up to bright colours and festive spirit. The environment reverberates with the rhythmic sounds of the flute and the bass of drums. The idols of Radha and Krishna are placed together in beautifully decorated swings. Several devotees come to worship Lord Krishna during this festival. Most of the devotees also observe a fast for Janmashtmi. You can witness devotional singing and classical dances being performed by various noted artists. Here, you can be a part of the enchanting Aarti and other ceremonies, and connect with God amidst the pleasant sounds of the temple bells.
To make this festival joyous and amusing for your entire family, come book a stay at the Club Mahindra Resort in Jaipur. Equipped with modern amenities and luxury accommodation, you will truly enjoy a comforting stay while becoming one with the Janmashtami spirit. Club Mahindra members can enjoy access to this resort by paying nominal Club Mahindra membership fees as per the plan chosen. As the resort is located in the proximity of the temple, visiting the temple becomes easy.
And while some of you may be engrossed in the spiritual ceremonies at the temple, others may take a small tour of Jaipur by visiting the main tourist attractions which include the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal, and vibrant markets of Jaipur such as the Johari bazaar, Tripolia bazaar and many others. Explore the beauty of the ‘Pink City’ through its architecture and mouth-watering food to indulge in. Jaipur is very famous for ‘Dal, baati and churma’, ‘ghevar’, ‘dal kachodi’, and ‘pheni’ which are a must for everyone to try. Thus with colourful surroundings, sumptuous food, and awakened festival spirit, celebrate Janmashtami joyously in Jaipur, only at the Club Mahindra resort.