The Hindu Religion is full of festivities and celebrations. Krishna Janmashtami is one such extremely popular Hindu festival which is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout the world.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated to honor the birth of Lord Krishna who is considered to be an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.
The Krishna Janmashtami Festival is known by different names in various parts of India. Some of its popular names include Krishnashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Sree Jayanti and simply as Janmashtami.
It is an annual celebration which is held every year on the eighth day of the dark fortnight of the Bhadrapad month according to the Hindu calendar. It usually falls in the month of August or September.
Krishna Janmashtami is an auspicious occasion to remember and praise Lord Krishna who took birth to free us from all evils and to guide us on the path of truth and religion.
Various Hindu Scriptures including Bhagavata Purana are full of praises of the Supreme Lord Krishna. Srimad Bhagwat Gita is one of the holiest Hindu Scriptures in which Lord Krishna has propagated various principles of religion, including Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Karma Yoga.
He holds a special place in the hearts of devotees who consider Him as their Hero, Protector, Teacher, and Friend. He dispels darkness and brings the true light of knowledge and happiness in the hearts of his devotees.
Janmashtami Celebrations hold a special place in the heart of every devotee. It is a festival which transcends the boundaries of region, religion, caste, color, and creed. It is a festival which is celebrated with great joy, and enthusiasm all throughout India as well as in various parts of the world.
Janmashtami celebrations have their flavor and color. The festivities begin at dawn and continue late midnight. Devotees observe fast on this auspicious day. Temples and houses are decorated with colorful flowers and lighting.
Puja rituals are performed around midnight as it is believed that Lord Krishna was born at midnight.
The whole atmosphere becomes charged with Krishna Consciousness.
There are singing, dancing, and celebrations all around. “Rasa Lila” which is a dramatic portrayal of events in the life of Lord Krishna is held across various temples in India. It is a special aspect of Janmashtami Celebrations and is particularly performed in Mathura, Gokul, and Vrindavan where Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood days.
People from all over the world come to these religious places to celebrate Janmashtami Festival.
In Mumbai and Pune, Janmashtami is celebrated by bursting “Dahi Handi”. A clay pot filled with buttermilk is placed at a convenient height, and people break it by making a human pyramid. The troops are given gifts and cash prizes.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated at home by offering prayers to Lord Krishna. Devotees fast for the whole day. Special dishes are prepared on this occasion which is offered as “Prasadam” to devotees. People decorate the deity of Lord Krishna as well as their homes. Little children are dressed alike Lord Krishna. Various dances and dramas are also performed.
Various prayers are offered all the night in temples as well as homes. The priests at various temples chant holy mantras and offer the idol of Lord Krishna with “Panchamrita”, milk, honey, ghee and curd offering all these things with great devotion. After offering all the things to the newly born Krishna, the idol is placed in a crib.
There may be differences in the style and rituals in Janmashtami Celebrations in different parts of the country, but devotion and love towards Krishna are the same. Every Indian celebrates the Janmashtami Festival with great joy, devotion, and enthusiasm.
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On this auspicious occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna, Luckyji wishes you a Very Happy Janmashtami. May your Janmashtami be full of joy, and Lord Krishna always blesses you.
Krishna Janmashtami Date in 2016
In 2016 Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on 25th August 2016, Thursday.
In 2017 Janmashtami will be celebrated on 14th August 2017, Monday.
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