>> Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. Although, I'm celebrating it today but the real charm of this festival exists in India. Rasa lila, Dahi Handi or uriadi are the major events on Janmashtami.
I still cherish the memories of Dahi handi (Matki Phod) in Mumbai, where teams of young men, called as Govinda, form human pyramids to reach high hanging pot filled with buttermilk and break it with a blunt object.
I remember, early morning Mom will draw little footprints outside the house with rice-flour, walking towards the house.I will keep fast the whole day and by evening Mom will prepare yummy food and sweets. The divine aroma itself kills me. After doing evening puja, I'll be found only in kitchen... ;) How can someone resist those killing aroma? And one of the favourite dishes prepared on Janmashtami is "Rasmalai".