Janmashtami, Hindu festival celebrating the birth of the god Krishna on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in August–September. The number eight has a significance within the Krishna legend is that he’s the eighth child of his mother, Devaki.
The birth of LORD KRISHNA, the eighth avatar of VISHNU is well known as JANMASHTAMI in India. It’s being celebrated across India with much fervor. Also referred to as KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI or GOKULASHTAMI, it’s a vital Hindu festival. It’s believed that Krishna — considered to be the foremost powerful of Vishnu’s incarnations — was born during a dungeon in Mathura where his parents were imprisoned. Due to a threat to his life, he was taken to GOKUL to be raised by his foster parents.
Lord Krishna stands for decimating the evil. The image of a young person from Vrindavan with cows. A divine figure within the Mahabharata always is a blessing for everyone. He always personified divinity and enlightenment. Within the middle of ‘Mahabharata’, he gave us the message of life in the form of the ‘Bhagwat Gita’. He showed us the way of life by teaching ‘Nishkam Karmyog’ or selfless service. Dwarka was the capital and he remains the ‘Dwarkadhish’ or the Lord of Dwarka. Dakor and Shamlaji too have a deep-rooted bond with Lord Krishna.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna and his friends used to form human pyramids to interrupt pots hung from the ceilings of neighborhood houses so to steal curd and butter in Vrindavan, a village in Uttar Pradesh. To stay up there with tradition these days, youngsters, called Govinda’s, plan to break the Dahi Handi by forming human pyramids.
Krishna is Devaki and Vasudeva Anakadundubhi’s son and his birthday is known by Hindus as Janmashtami. Particularly those of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition as he’s considered the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Janmashtami is well known when Krishna is believed to have been born in line with Hindu tradition. Which is in Mathura, at nighttime on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month.
Many events occur to mark the important occasion including dance-drama enactments of the lifetime of Krishna in keeping with the Bhagavata Purana. Devotional singing through the midnight when Krishna was born, fasting, a night vigil, and a festival on a subsequent day.
It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan. Alongside Major Vaishnava and non-sectarian communities found in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and all other states of India.
Hindus across the globe take great joy in enacting the various segments from the lifetime of Lord Krishna. While some cherish devotional singing, others enjoy the customary Dahi Handi act that unfurls on the day. As, Dahi Handi is additionally celebrated with tons of pomp and drama- loud DJs, crazy ritual dancing. And what always steals the limelight, a Dahi Handi contest.
If you ever witnessed Janmashtami in Mumbai, you’d know that the streets are owned by Govinda’s on the day of Dahi Handi.
As the pandemic situation of COVID-19 goes on, and we aren’t ready to go anywhere or visit any temple. So, everyone tries to enjoy the valuable moments of the festivals by staying at home. So, JANMASHTAMI 2020 would differ. As per the guidelines, the mass gatherings aren’t allowed. In order to keep ourselves safe and healthy, we all need to follow the instructions of Social Distancing. And try to avoid gatherings by staying at home. This August celebrate JANMASHTAMI at your homes.
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