Janmashtami is easily the most vibrant and colourful of Indian festivals; and also the most loved and most enjoyable. Because, who doesn’t love birthdays? And if it’s the birthday of everyone’s favourite Gopala, then how can we resist going all out to celebrate the day with sweets, decorations, festivities and enchanting bhajan sandhya!
And guess what, Janmashtami is just around the corner. In fact, it is this very weekend and we just can’t keep calm!
Janmashtami, as we all know, is the day our favourite ‘natkhat’ Krishna Kanhaiya was born to Devaki and Vasudev. Lord Krishna occupies pride of place in the hearts of all Indians as our favourite, not only because of his generosity and easy-to-please nature, but also because he is a charmer all the way. We all have grown up listening to tales of his mischievous ways, his affection for Radha and his love for his people.
‘Makhanchor’ has ingratiated his way into our hearts with his adorable cuteness and infinite kindness. It is said that if one only sings the Lord’s favourite bhajans with a pure heart and loving devotion, he swiftly listens to one’s prayers and grants whatever one wishes for. Yes, he’s that easy to please!
So when Janmashtami arrives, we are sure to celebrate Gopala’s birthday by singing some soulful bhajans and losing ourselves in the divine melody and delightful music of beautiful bhajans. And we Indians hardly need a reason to organise enjoyable Bhajansandhyas in praise of the lord!
YouTube is the easiest way to search for and find melodious and hypnotic bhajans to listen to, play and sing on the occasion of Janmashtami. We came across several brilliant YouTube channels that offer such a vast collection of beautiful bhajans with mellifluous music and moving words, that we were amazed at the choice of bhajans before us.
https://www.youtube.com/user/spiritualmantra and https://www.youtube.com/user/SpiritualBhajans are a couple of channels that charmed us with the humongous choice of bhajans available for listening to and playing.
Check out these links too, if you would like to imbue the true essence of this most captivating of festivals. They are guaranteed to steal your heart away!
Look up these channels, folks, and play these beautiful bhajans in your home for Janmashtami, which is just around the corner. Or learn the bhajans of your choice and sing them at the bhajan sandhya that the aunty next door invites you for. And then sit back and enjoy the compliments that follow!