Krishna Janmashtmi - The Festival of Lord Krishna Birth
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Krishna Janmashtmi - The Festival of Lord Krishna Birth

Krishna Janmashtmi – The Festival of Lord Krishna birth. Lord krishna is the most famous and great god of hindus.

Lord krishna is the most famous and great god of hindus. Krishna is the incarnation of lord vishnu. In Hinduism, Lord Vishnu is the "God who protects". He is attributed with taking 10 such avatars. They are Matsya, Varaha, Koorma, Vamana, Narasimha, Rama, Parasurama, Krishna, Balarama and Kalki. Rama and Krisha Avatars are considered to be the two greatest Avatars of Vishnu in human form.

Lord Krishna’s birth story

In Dwapara Yuga (a time period dating back to thousands of years).Lord krishna’s born in mathura’s jail.He is the eigth child of Devaki and Vasudeva. His uncle wanted to kill him.because his uncle The King Kamsa was forewarned by his astrologers that his death would be caused by the eighth son who would be born to his cousin Devaki.

As and when a child was born to the couple, he would go to the jail and kill the child then and there. When the eighth child was born, it was Lord Krishna. By a dramatic divine play, at the midnight when the birth took place, the child was miraculously and secretively transported to Gokula (a community of cow herds belonging to Yadava clan at the banks of river Yamuna) to become the foster son of mother Yasoda and King Nanda. A female child born to them (Maya) at the same time was transported back to the prisons. All these took place without the knowledge of Devaki and Yasoda and it was Vasudev who did the exchange at the behest When Kamsa came to know of the birth of the eighth child, he came to the prison as usual and as he lifted the child to kill it, it got freed and flew away laughing aloud that the king was cheated squarely and the child meant to kill him was alive elsewhere. Kamsa was shell shocked.

Krishna grew up as Yashoda and Nand’s son in Gokul and later killed his maternal uncle Kansa, freeing all the people of Mathura from his tyranny. He also liberated his parents from prison and reinstated Ugrasen as the King of Mathura. Lord Krishna also later played an important role in the Mahabharata War.

Krishna Janmashtami Festival

Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most popular festivals in Hindu Religion. This day Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. His festivls falls on august or september monh in every year. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, ,Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti, Janmashtami. In Maharashtra this festival is also referred to as Dahi Handi. The main objective of Lord Krishna's birth was to re-establish righteousness and to restore peace on Mother Earth from the demons.

On the day of Krishna Janmashtami Hindu houses are beautifully decorated by women and sweets and other special recipes are made and offered to the lord. Many Devotees fast for the entire day and break it after the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight. Some people do not take even water during this time. People also make child footprint marks using some flour mixed with water in the entire house and sing bhajans, chant jai Shri Krishna the 108 names of Lord Krishna. Plays depicting the various events in the life of Lord Krishna are also part of the festival. Krishna is worshipped and prayed on the entire day and offerings of butter, sweets and flowers are made. The worship concludes with Aarti at midnight and the ritual of the murti of the Lord is rocked in a beautifully decorated cradle.


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Very interesting