Sri Krishna Jayanti

Amma dancing

26 August 2005, Amritapuri

Just before midnight–the time of Sri Krishna’s birth–Amma went to the stage. A puja was performed as the “Srimad Bhagavatam” in Malayalam was read describing the birth of Sri Krishna.

Amma sang “Agatanayi Agatanayi Krishna Devan,” “Radhe Govinda Gopi Gopala” and “Govinda Gopala.” She then gave a satsang about the life of Sri Krishna.

After singing several songs to Sri Krishna, Amma rose to her feet, telling everyone to forget everything and dance to the tune of “Hari Bol Hari Bol.”

Uriyadi, the traditional pot-breaking game of Krishnajayanti, was performed infront of the Ashram. The studetns of Amrita University are shown here, making a human pyramid to break the pot.

Amma sits with little Krishnas and Gopikas during the ‘Uriyadi’ at Amritapuri.
go puja

The Krishnajayanti celebrations at Amritapuri began with Go Puja, the worship of Mother Cow.