The festival of Janmashtami is a festival of Hindu and celebrated every year. It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, hence this is called Krishna Janmashtami. This day is also known by many other names such as – Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, Ashtami Rohini, etc. Lord Krishna was the God of Hindu Religion. Krishna was born on the earth in human form so that he can save human life and remove the evil power.
Some people believe that Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Janmashtami is celebrated as Lord Krishna’s Birthday. This festival is celebrated with great faith amongst people. Janmashtami is celebrated not only in India but it is celebrated in many other countries also with great faith and joy. The number of devotees is increasing day by day.
When sin, oppression, hatred increase in the world, religion begins to be destroyed, the miserable oppressors, then it takes a great power in this world and establishes the religion. Sri Krishna had embraced the earth only when the torture of Kansa had increased a lot and the oppressed of the poor started suffering. His appearance seemed very attractive to see because all the gopis were fascinated by him. A flute was in his hands and a peacock feather on their head.
Birth of Sri Krishna – Krishna was born at 12 am in the night. According to the Hindu calendar, Krishna Janmashtami falls on the Ashtami day of Shravan. His father’s name was Vasudeva and his mother’s name was Devaki. But Nand and Yashoda rearing the Krishna. This festival falls in August or September month.
A day before Krishna Janmashtami, people keep watch on the day of Saptami, and after the birth of Krishna, in the middle of the night 12 hours after the birth of Krishna, the artisan of Shri Krishna is performed. After this people are happy to share their offerings with their relatives and neighbors. After that, they eat something.
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