SEPTEMBER 6, 2023
What’s so special about ‘Krishna Janmashtami’?
Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth manifestation of Hindu deity Vishnu. Krishna is described as a very powerful deity.
Krishna’s birth is commemorated and observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in Bhadrapada Masa.
It is a significant holiday, especially in the Hindu Vaishnavism tradition. A celebration festival, reading and reciting of holy scriptures, dance, and other festivities are among the Janmashtami customs.
The Mahabharata, the Puranas, and the Bhagavata Purana all mention Krishna and his life. The eighth child born to Devaki and Vasudeva is Krishna. Around the time of his birth, there was a rash of persecution, freedoms were curtailed, and King Kamsa’s life was in danger. In Mathura, India, where his parents were held captive by his uncle Kamsa, Krishna was born in a prison. A celestial voice informed Kamsa during Devaki’s wedding that Devaki’s eighth kid would be the reason for his demise.
Kamsa imprisoned Devaki and her husband and immediately executed the first six of her children following their birth in an effort to disprove this prophecy. When Krishna was born, the guards in charge of keeping an eye on Devaki’s cell fell asleep, and the cell doors magically opened. Vasudeva was able to send Krishna to his foster parents, Yashoda (mother) and Nanda (father), across the Yamuna River as a result of these occurrences. On Janmashtami, people observe fasts, chant devotional songs of love for Krishna, and keep vigil till the wee hours of the morning to commemorate this legend.
It is the same Krishna who went to accomplish mammoth tasks and supernatural feats to restore Dharma at the end of Dwapar Yuga. He also played a key role in the famous Mahabharata war.
Interestingly, the night when Krishna was born is also celebrated as the birthday of Yogamaya, the goddess of cosmic illusion. She was born to Krishna’s foster parents Yashoda and Nanda. Therefore, she is known to be Krishna’s sister.
The biggest holiday in the Braj region of northern India is Janmashtami, which is celebrated in places like Mathura and Vrindavan, where, according to Hindu belief, Krishna was born and raised. Janmashtami is observed by the Vaishnava populations in these and other cities in Uttar Pradesh, as well as in places in Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and the Himalayan north. Numerous people attend Krishna temples throughout the day since they are decorated and lit up, and devotees hold bhakti events and keep night vigil.
Krishna Janmashtami wishes
India enthusiastically observes the Janmashtami celebration. Janmashtami is filled with joy and fun, from little Kanhaiya’s jhula to dahi handi’s bliss.
I wish you endless joy and peace as you listen to the soothing sounds of Lord Krishna’s flute. May your life be blessed with love, happiness, and inner serenity on this auspicious Janmashtami.
On this Janmashtami, embrace Lord Krishna’s devotion to feel the holy happiness. May your celebration serve as a springboard for understanding and spiritual fulfillment.
May the characteristics of Lord Krishna, such as wisdom, love, and the capacity to overcome obstacles with grace, enrich your life. Spread love and positivity like the sun.
Krishna’s teachings are still a reliable source of enlightenment and wisdom today. I wish you that receive his grace.
May the Janmashtami spirit fill your life and the lives of your loved ones with joy and love. A very joyful Krishna Janmashtami to you!
I wish you inner serenity and the soothing sounds of Krishna’s flute. I wish you and your family a happy Janmashtami!
I hope your day is full of love and spirituality. Happy Krishna Janmashtami, and may you be blessed!
May Shri Banke Bihariji motivate you to choose the noble way. I’d like to wish you a Happy Janmashtami!
May you and your family experience the Krishna’s heavenly favor on this holy day of Janmashtami. Happy Janmashtami, everyone!
Krishna Janmashtami messages
Your family and loved ones may receive Lord Krishna’s blessings, and may He also grant you ease and simplicity. Greetings on Krishna Janmashtami!
May the festival of Krishna Janmashtami bring heavenly energy, love, and tranquility into your home. wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday.
May you always be surrounded by your devoted friends, Krishna-followers, and good acts. Have a wonderful Krishna Janmashtami, everyone!
May you always feel the presence of Lord Krishna in your heart and be a gentleman. Happy Krishana Janmashtami, everyone!
May the teachings of Lord Krishna motivate you to uphold moral standards and disseminate his message throughout the world. Happy Krishna Janmashtami, everyone!
Krishna Janmashtami quotes
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. – Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.” – Krishna, Bhagavad Gita