Krishna Janmashtami also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Janmashtami, the birthday of Hindu god Lord Krishna is celebrated with great joy all over the country. It’s so beautiful to see small school kids in the costumes of Krishna, Radha and Gopies. They perform various mischievous acts of Krishna’s childhood where he as a Balgopal used to steal cream and dahi. The homes and temples are decorated with rangolies, lights and flowers to celebrate Krishna’s birthday at mid night. Mathura,the birthplace of Lord Krishna and the surrounding area of Dwarka and Vrindawan are known for celebrating this festival with great energy and devotion.
“Sri Krishna was born in a prison in the custody of Kansa. Vasudev, His father immediately thought of his friend Nand and decided to hand over his child to him to save Krishna from the clutch of Kansa. Krishna grew up in Gokul and finally killed his uncle, King Kansa.”
May Lord Krishna come to your house and takes away all your Makhan & Mishri with all your worries and sorrows. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
If you are thinking that celebration of Janamashtami is restricted only to these regions then you are wrong.
Various famous temples of India celebrate Janamasthami with equal love.
Dwarakadeesh Mandir ‐ Gujarat
Also known as Swaranadwarka or Golden Dwaraka is considered to be one of the four sacred pilgrimage (Char Dhaam ) of Hindus. The devotees perform folk dance of Gujarat( Garba) and sing devotional songs on this special moment. The famous sacred holy bath(Maha Abhishek) is also performed for the Lord Krishna and small kids perform the dahi handi rituals.
ISKCON stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and is one of the biggest group of Krishna’s devotee. With the chants“Hare Rama Hare Krishna”the devotees celebrate the auspicious day with great joy. The list goes long the Rajagopalaswamy Temple(TamilNadu), Udupi Shree Krishna Matha(Karnataka),Jagannath Temple(Puri) and many more are there.