Krishna Janmashtami, birth of Lord Krishna is one of the most broadly celebrated festival and this year it is being celebrated on August 11-12. Believed to be the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna said to be born on the 8th day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad.
The festival is celebrated with lots fervour in Mathura (that’s stated to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna), in elements of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and also within the north-eastern states like Assam and Manipur.
Popular tales from mythology narrate how Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle, King Kansa, wanted to kill him due to an akashvaani or pronouncement that he would be killed by means of him. So as quickly as he was born, his father Vasudeva took him throughout the Yamuna to Gokul where he was raised by his foster mother and father Nanda and Yashoda. On Janmashtami, devotees honour Lord Krishna’s start night time and his victory over King Kansa.
Believers observe fast complete day, spending the time singing devotional songs; they also preserve a vigil into the night as it’s far believed that Krishna was born at midnight. It is assumed to be five thousand two hundred forty seventh (5247) birth anniversary of Lord Krishna this year.
Devotees end their fast day after whilst the Ashtami Tithi is over. As in keeping with culture, Lord Krishna’s idols are cleaned and embellished with new clothes and ornaments. It is then located in a cradle to symbolise his birth. Women also draw tiny foot prints walking towards their residence, an image for Krishna’s adventure into their houses.
Just like any different gala’s, the significance of Janmashtami is to sell goodwill and the victory of truth over evil. Krishna Jayanti additionally celebrates togetherness. The festive event brings people together whilst families and buddies take a part in to have a good time in.
This year Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 11/12, 2020. People will observe fast on Tuesday and will worship Lord Krishna at midnight of August 12. After the ceremony, they will break their fast.
Ashtami Tithi begins – 09:06 AM on August 11, 2020
Ashtami Tithi ends – 11:16 AM on August 12, 2020
Puja Time – 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, August 12
Duration – 00 Hours 43 Mins
Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020