Janmashtami Vrat

Janmashtami Vrat

Janmashtami Vrat

The birthday of Lord Krishna celebrated as “JanmashtamiVrat” across the globe by the devotees of Shri Krishna, known as ‘Vaishnava’.

It is a Hindu festival, which comes on the Krishna Ashtami tithi,

of dark lunar half, in the month of Bhadrapada as per our Indian Hindi calendar.

This year it is going to celebrate on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, at midnight, by the ‘Smaart’ people and ‘Vaishnava’

people will observe ‘Janmashtami Vrat’ on the next day.

Believers of Hindu religion and devotees of Shri Krishna observe a day-long fast to perform puja

at midnight as mentioned in our ‘Shaastra’ that Lord Krishna took birth in ‘Abhijit Nakshatra’, which comes in midnight time.

 It is a very surprising fact that the Moon remains in Her exultation sign, Taurus, every year on the eve of Janmashtami.

This phenomenon happens every year without fail.

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Torrential rain is another ingredient of this tithi and if the Moon’s own nakshatra Rohini nakshatra accompanies the Taurus sign that glorifies this festival very much.

 In our mythological scriptures, it mentioned that Lord Krishna exchanged with the baby girl of Yashoda and NandGwala to save Him from the cruel hands of Kans,

the maternal uncle of Shri Krishna and the king of Mathura.

 Kans was aware of the fact that the eighth child born from his sister Devki and Vasudev will kill him in due course of time.

Frightened by the terror of death, King Kans imprisoned both of them and brutally killed every child of them till the seventh one.

Kans was a very cruel and monster-like king. So, Bhagwan Vishnu decided to take incarnation,

as the eighth child of Devki and Vasudev, to kill him and to give the people of Mathura respite from his barbaric rule.

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People decorate beautiful cradle and place the idol of baby Krishna, popularly known as ‘BaalGopal’

and offer puja during midnight time, with various types of milk products and other items of offerings.

 Preparing the scene of Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born, is a very popular practice by the people and

they try their level best to give it an artistic touch, to make it a perfect artwork, and pleasing to the eyes of the spectators.

Depicting the scenes of various Baal Leela of Shri Krishna accompanied by this practice widely throughout India.

Nowadays, the presence of Krishna devotees worldwide is making it an International Festival to celebrate across the globe.

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