Ashtami Rohini or Janma Ashtami is observed as the birthday of Lord Krishna being celebrated all over the Sri Krishna temples across Kerala as per traditional Malayalam calendar followed. Birthday of Lord Krishna is observed on the Rohini Nakshatram day in Chingam Month in Malayalam calendar in Kerala. The corresponding date in other regions in some years varies by a day and sometimes by more than a month in certain years.
The day is of great importance at thousands of Sri Krishna Temples in Kerala and one of the main place is Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple.
Ashtami Rohini procession depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna is held all important cities, towns and villages in Kerala on the day. Special concerts, cultural programs and satsangs are also held on the day. Ashtami Rohini also famous for the Uriyadi – breaking the pot hung on rope and pulley using sticks.
About Sreeranj Sreedhar
Sreeranj is an amateur photographer born on 18 November 1969 in Mumbai, India and currently working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as an Administration & Human Resources Manager for a multinational company for the past 25 years.
Sreeranj is a self-taught photographer who started serious photography in the year 2011. He loves travel and street photography, to capture the unusual in the usual moments in streets, culture and festivals. He draws inspiration from many international and local photographers.
His works have been exhibited locally and published in National Geographic, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine, Digital Photo Magazine USA, Wanderlust Travel Magazine UK to name a few. He has also received many local and international awards in this short span of time.
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