Krishna Janmashtami Held on August 30 this year, the Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna, affectionately known as Kanha, who is considered one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Let’s go back to the history of the celebration of the Janmashtami and Dahi handi festival.
Interesting History bedind Krishna Janmashtami
Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is celebrated annually on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha, or the dark fortnight of the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada. Day 8 or Ashtami? Krishna is considered the eighth son of his mother Devaki, therefore Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day.
According to Hindu mythology, the evil king of Kansa ruled Mathura. To expand his empire, he married his sister to Vasudeva, the king of Yadu. After getting married, Kansa decided to shower the newlyweds with lavish gifts because she wanted to win Vasudeva’s trust. But God had a different plan for them: when he took the reins of the bridesmaid’s chariot, a voice from heaven said that his evil ways would end with the appearance of his sister’s eighth child.
Upon learning of her prophecy, Kansa sent her sister and her husband Vasudeva to prison. In fact, Kansa wanted to kill Devaki, but Vasudeva promised him that he would give all his 8 children to Kansa if he would spare Devaki’s life. he agrees and one by one kills the six children born to this couple.
For the seventh time, when Devaki was pregnant, interesting things began to happen. By divine intervention, the seventh son of Devaki was transferred from her womb to the womb of Rohini. , the first wife of Vasudeva, and thus the seventh child of Devaki and Vasudeva was safely born.
When Devaki became pregnant again, Kansa really wanted to kill the couple’s child, but God’s wishes were different. Krishna is actually the eighth son of Devaki and also an avatar of Lord Vishnu. When Devaki gave birth, the god Vishnu appeared in her. cell and informed Vasudeva that his eighth son was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu himself and that he would end the kingdom of Kansa.
It was dark that night with thunder and lightning; Vishnu destroys all the castles and puts the guards to sleep. He also instructs Vishnu what to do, and then suddenly Lord Vishnu disappears. Following the instructions, Vasudeva left the palace carrying a wicker basket with her divine Son. The Yamuna in the village of Gokul and exchanged a child with a newborn girl from the head of Gokul Nanda and his wife Yasoda. Thus, Krishna grew up in Gokula and eventually killed his uncle Kansa.
How is Janmashtami Celebrated?
The celebration of Krishna Janmashtami actually takes place at midnight, as Lord Krishna is believed to have been born on a dark, stormy, and windy night to end the reign of his maternal uncle Kansa. Throughout India, it is celebrated with devotional songs, people fast all day, various temples are beautifully decorated, dedicated to the life of Krishna. In fact, the Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan are very special because he spent his life there. The image of Krishna at midnight, flooded with water. and milk, then put on new clothes and worship. Sweets are first offered to God and then prasadam is given.
Also on this day, people hang matka of butter and milk on pillars in the streets, and men build pyramids, stretching out their hands and breaking the pots. this is known as Dahi Handi. This was an omen of Krishna’s childhood days when he would often play with the shepherd boys and steal cottage cheese beyond their mother’s reach. So he is also known as “Makhanchor”, the butter thief. People sing and dance in groups. festival and how it is celebrated.
Krishna Janmashtami Wishes and WhatsApp Messgaes
Let the sound of Lord Krishna’s flute invite the melody of love into your life. May Radha’s love teach you not only to love but also to love forever. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
I wish you Happy Janmashtami and I pray to God for your prosperous life.
On this Janmashtami, may all your wishes come true, and may Nand Gopal bless you and your loved ones! Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
May the blessings of Lord Krishna always be with you and your family. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
May Lord Krishna come to your house & take away all your Makhan- Mishri with all your worries & sorrow. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return”. Jai Shri Krishna
I wish all of you a very Happy Krishna Janmansthami, Bless your family this Janmashtami. May you have all the luck!
May this Krishna Janmashtami brings happiness to your life, enjoy the festival with love in your heart and good wishes for others. Happy Janmashtami!
Celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna who enchants everyone with his playful mischiefs. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
May Lord Krishna fill your home with lots of happiness. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
Krishna Janmashtami Quotes
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” – Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” – Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita.
“He who has no attachments can truly love others. For his love is pure and divine.” – Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
“To the embodiment of Love, My soul is craving to merge within you, My heart is yearning to experience the divine merriment. Oh my Lord, I just lost myself in your eternal love.”- Sucharita Priyadarshini
“It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations he is born with, a person never comes to grief- Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita