Using a fashion aesthetic, design students have the unique opportunity to dress Lord Krishna in colorful traditional designer clothes at an event organized by ISKCON, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Pradyumna Priya Das, Senior Leader, International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON, said, “The aim of this competition is to get children more involved and educate them about the differences between Krishna Leelas.”
About 22 design students from various parts of India participated in the event. He added, “This is a beautiful way to draw students closer to God. Every costume is a work of love and is appreciated by every devotee. ”
Dressing Lord Krishna and Rukmini in elaborate clothes and jewelery including beaded crowns and sashes, necklaces and small bracelets, these students considered it a form of worship.
Kashish Sethi of Jalandhar said, “I have always felt a special connection with Sri Krishna and this is a dream come true for me. I chose white and gold and bright yellow for Lord Krsna and Rukmini. The jewelery from mukut to the band’s room is hand-painted and hand-colored. ”
He added, “For my second design, I used Shiuli flowers for the evening arrangement, as these are medicinal flowers and encourage better sleep and breathing. These flowers will comfort Krishna. “
For Jignasha Prajapati from Mumbai, one of the main factors is purity. He said, “The pink lotus and peacock feathers are a mainstay of all my designs. Each layer consists of 40-50 petals. Jignasha included an intricate color of peacock feathers and made a skirt with tassels.
For many of us, adorning Lord Krishna in luxurious costumes reminds us of our Dadis and Nanis who used to sew clothes for their Ladoo Gopal. Memories come back for Kajal Lalwani when he enrolled himself in the competition. He said, “My grandmother used to make clothes for all of our gods and it is a precious memory. Like him, I use colors like midnight blues, grays, and greens in my creations. “
He adds, “An abundance of hypnotic colors and patterns has been transferred to the creation, as if by magic.”
Overflowing thoughts were positivity for all of these participants. And as Pradyumna Priya Das, ISKCON said, “These students get a lot of blessings from the Almighty.”