Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yamuna Chhath at Vishram Ghat

Yamuna Chhath was celebrated on Vishram Ghat, Mathura on April 16, 2013.

Yamuna Chhath is mainly celebrated in Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna. It marks the day when Goddess Yamuna descended on the Earth. Hence this day is also known as Yamuna Jayanti or birth anniversary of Goddess Yamuna. It falls during Chaitra Navratri in the month of March or April.

Chhappan Bhog offered to Goddess Yamuna - 2013
Vishram Ghat is the most pious Ghat at the bank of river Yamuna. Various events are organized to mark the day of Yamuna Chhath.

Image of Goddess Yamuna on the water at Vishram Ghat - 2013
People offer Chunari to Goddess Yamuna during day time, arrange Chhappan Bhog and perform special Aarti in the evening in honour of Goddess Yamuna.

Goddess Yamuna, being wife of Lord Shri Krishna, is revered by people of Braj which explains Yamuna Chhath being celebrated mainly by people of Mathura and Vrindavan.

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