Here, where ‘Ashtank Puja’ is done every day like Vrindavan

Central Chronicle News
Mungeli, Aug 31: The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with much fervour across the country, by the name Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.The festival falls on the eighth day (ashtami) of Krishna Paksha, or the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon, and almost every Krishna temple decked in fineries, waits the big day. But here in Chhattisgarh, in village Jaghargatta, the celebration of Krishna’s birth is an every day ritual. According to information, there are only two temples across the world, where Ashtank Puja, is done on an every day basis. One is in Chamapran, where Shri Vallabhacharya a devotional philosopher and a zealous devotee of Lord Krishna was born, and the other is the remote temple of village Jagarhatta, present some 05 kilometers from Mungeli city. The specialty of the Radha Krishna temple here is that alike Vrindavan, here every day the lord of love and devotion Krishna is worshipped. This practice is being done, since the last 50 years, after the temple was built said Gokulesh Singh, who also said that every ritual preformed in the temple has the same grandeur of Vrindavan, where Krishna was born. According to Vipnesh Singh Parihar, whose ancestors built the temple, the temple is an emblem of devotion for the entire region, and Janamashtami he said brings days of devotion drenched in Mahaarti, Bhog Keertan and Jhoola Utsav, for the people of the region, he said.

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