Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India. The festival marks the number eight. Lord Krishna was the eighth son born to Devi Devika, who is celebrated on the eighth night of the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September).
What is Krishna Janmashtami?
Krishna Janmashtami 2020 falls on August 11th and 12th. Janmashtami is a day that marks the birth of Lord Krishna and, according to the Hindu calendar, the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha is celebrated in the month of Shravan or Badra. Janmashtami happens on a different day every year according to the Gregorian calendar. It mainly comes in the month of August and sometimes in the month of July or September.
Janmashtami Tithi/Janmashtami Time 2020
Ashtami Star – 11th August 2020 (Tuesday), 9 AM – 6 PM
Ashtami ends – 12th August 2020 (Wednesday), 11 AM – 4 PM
Why is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated on two days?
There are two types of believers, namely Smartas and Vaishnavas. Hoshiyars celebrate and worship Lord Krishna on 11 August, while Vaishnavites celebrate it on 12 August.
Who is Lord Krishna?
Lord Vishnu’s 8th avatar is Lord Krishna. He is the god of compassion, kindness, love and is the most popular and respected among the Indian gods.
How Krishna Janmashtami Celebrated?
Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Janmashtami, Sree Jayanthi and Srikrishna Jayanti is the celebration of good versus evil. This day signifies people’s trust and devotion towards Lord Krishna.
Believers celebrate by fasting and staying awake until midnight, as Lord Krishna is believed to have been born around midnight. On this day, the idol of Lord Krishna is draped in new clothes and then bathed with milk, water and flowers. Many furnish their houses and temples with lights and flowers. Sweets are offered to the god and then distributed as a prasad (holy offering) to friends and family. Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan are the most special, as Lord Krishna spent most of his life there.
As Lord Krishna was known as “Makhanchor” (who steals butter), people celebrate this memory by hanging pots of milk, butter or yogurt from high pillars in the streets and then a human pyramid to break the pot. Let’s make. This is an imitation of Krishna’s childhood, when he used to play with his coworker boys, they would steal the curd hanging out of reach of their mothers.
Also on this day devotees dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. Many believe that during this period, donating in the name of Lord Krishna is extremely advantageous.
Janmashtami is celebrated as usual for two days. Janmashtami festival is celebrated on 11 August and 12 Auguest, but it is better to consider Janmashtami on 12 August. Jayanti will be celebrated on 12 August in Mathura and Dwarka.
Let us tell you that in the Shrimad Bhagwat Dasam wing, there is a mention in the context of the birth of Krishna. It says that at the time when Krishna appeared at midnight on Earth, there was a cloud in Braj at that time, but Chandradev saw the birth of his descendant with divine vision. Even today, the moon rises at midnight at the time of Krishna’s birth. At that time midnight is mentioned in the scriptures.