krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Janmashtami The Ritual Of Raas Leela
It is well known that Lord Krishna was fond of Radha and her sakhis (female friends), called Gopis (girl cow herds)Raas Leela is a popular form of folk theatre depicting the favorite pastime of Lord Krishna where he dances with Radha and the Gopis. Krishna used to play the flute while Radha and the Gopis danced around him.The ritual of raas leela is especially seen in Vrindavan and these dramatic enactments start much ahead of Janashtami. Colorful costumes are worn by the actors with colorful backgrounds and musical accompaniments.