Vallabhacharya Jayanti, a day to spend with spiritualism
Vallabhacharya was one of the most popular saint of ancient time. He is known to be the founder of Pushtimarg which is a part of Vaishnav sect. His jayanti is observed every year on 11th February. Many people say that Vallabhacharya was the person who got an opportunity to view Lord Krishna in the form of Shree Nathji, who also hugged him. Some people also say that he was the reincarnation of Lord Agni. The God of fire. Jayanti of Vallabhacharya falls on Varudhini Ekadashi. There are a lot of followers of this sect and for them this is one of the most auspicious day of the year.
Temples are decorated
This day is celebrated at huge level in the temples of vaishnav sect in all over India. There are a lot of havelis where there is huge decoration made to observe this famous day. The devotees decorate Lord Krishna’s temple with beautiful flowers. Abhishek is done early morning which is followed by aarti. People sing bhajans, recite hymn and name of Lord Krishna. Whole day is spent in the name of Lord Krishna. People also decorate Jhankis of different stories of Lord Krishna. Streets are filled with devotees. People are enthusiastic to do darshan of Lord Krishna. At last people do mangal abhishake of Lord Krishna. At various places people offer Prasad and distribute among the devotees. At many places devotees also keep fast. This Jayanti has special importance in Uttar Pradesh, Chennai, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. They chant special prayers for Shri Vallabhacharya. This festival is known to be the most dedicating festival among Hindus. There are a lot of followers of this sect in the state of Rajasthan also and hence at the temple of Nathdwara this festival is celebrated on a grand scale.