In Jaipur neighourhood homes, many residents have created Janmashtami jhankis or tableaux at homes a day ahead of Krishna Janmashtami as a part of cultural heritage to set the tone of the festival. The relatives and neighbourers have been invited to have a look and recall and message of Krishna and sixteen qualities.
The Janmashtami jhankis are arranged on the different themes and events related to the life of the Lord Krishna have been put up such as his childhood pranks, boyhood grazing of cows, his raas leela with gopis, and other incidents of his life like preaching Gita to Arjuna.
The most essential part of putting up of Janmashtami Jhankis the baby Krishna in a cradle is to relate the festival to the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Most Jhankis show scenes from Lord Krishna's childhood or Bal Gopal. Children of the home play important role in putting up the items related Bal Gopal. In some elaborate jhankis are the miniature village scene with clay idols is created clad with embroidered cholis, lehanghas, dhotis and kurtas along with the childhood events of Lord Krishna. For the last four years, I am getting invitations from a few houses to visit get the glimpse of these jhankis. Being endowed with sixteen qualities, Lord Krishna is the most loved God among the Hindus and they celebrate Janmashtami with great devotion, fervour, pomp and enthusiasm.