Janmashtami, the festival of celebrating Krishna's birth takes a vibrant colour each year in the sub-city. On this day, not just devotees but people from all communities come together to celebrate the festival. Golok Dham temple in sector 10, Dwarka is gearing up to welcome laddu Gopal and make your soul blue, which is also Lord Krishna's colour.
Every year, this temple celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna with Vedic cultural activities, kirtan, music, and dance. A Dahi handi programme is also organized. This time, the excitement is doubled as the festival is being celebrated after two years.
Sanjay Goel, a member of Golok Dham temple team, says "We all are waiting to welcome Lord Krishna. All festivities of Bhajan, Kirtan, and darshan will start on August 19. On the inside, the temple is decorated but people are allowed only after 4 pm. Some preparations are left in the outside area where people can go and take blessings from lord Krishna."
Dilip Chabra, a resident of Uttam Nagar, runs a shop at the entry point of this temple name Durga Sindhi. Here, you can find Janmashtami's special sweet Coconut peda. Apart from this, you would find Mor Pankh, small matki, Gopal jhula, and other accessories you need for your little Krishna, Krishna Janam pooja and fasting.
He says, “This time I am excited to see a crowd because the temple is organizing this event after 2 years. Right now the temple is closed because of preparations and decoration work."
Talking about his collection, “I have everything one would need for the festival. Like Mathura ke pede, we have coconut and two more varieties of pede at our shop."
CitySpidey has taken pictures of the ongoing preparation at Golok Dham.