Mangaluru, Sep 05, 2015 : Hyper activity evident proves the city is gearing up to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami on September 5 and 6. Festive spirit fills the air all around.
Kalkura Foundation has organised the Krishna Varna Vaibhava, a drawing competition in six categories, in the premises of the Manjunatha Temple at Kadri in the forenoon on Saturday. Later, there would be a Krishna vesha competition in 25 categories from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ISKCON - International Society for Krishna Consciousness has organised celebrations at Devadiga Sabha Bhawan, Mannagudda, from 2.30 p.m. till midnight. Another programme by the ISKCON will be conducted at the T.M.A. Pai International Convention Centre from 9 a.m. till midnight.
Competitions : Krishna vesha and painting competitions for children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Gita recital and Gita quiz in the afternoon for children. There will be cultural programmes in the evening as well.
‘Mosaru kudike’ (breaking of the curd pot) would be conducted on Sunday at Attavar, Kadri, Mallikatta, Kulashekara, Urwa Stores, Urwa Market, Shakthi Nagar and Kottara.
Festival specials : There was a good demand for kedige (screw pine) leaf moulds in the city to make cylindrical idlis or ‘moode’ especially for the festival. Flower merchants were selling chrysanthemums in yellow, white, pink at a rate of around Rs. 50 per one ‘maaru’.
There was a high demand for earthen pots for the mosaru kudike. About 2,500 pots for the festival. The demand would continue to increase, he said. Krishna attire for dressing up children for the festival and competitions also sees high demand during the season of festivals on.