Lucknow: The festival Janmashtami is the popular festival of Hindu religion which marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is popularly known as Krishnashtami which is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
According to astrologers, this year festival of Janmashtami is going to be celebrated no August 25th at 10:17 pm on Thursday night.
About Krishna Janmashtami: The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravana (August-September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan.
While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna’s youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God’s playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of curd and break it.
Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping Krishna and staying up until midnight, and offer prayers at special time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna’s infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.
Here are some SMS and Messages for you all to send you near and dear one on the occasion of Janmashtami:
Lord Krishna’s Flute
May Lord Krishna’s flute invite the melody of love into yr life.
May Radhaji’s love teach not only how 2 love but 2 love eternaly!
May this Janmashtami
May this Janmashtami bring happiness in ur life and hatred will be far apart from ur life.
Enjoy the festival with love on ur heart and good wishes for others.
JAI SHRI KRISHNA
It is very obvious
It is very obvious that there will be victory of truth always,
So always try to do the things told by Krishna and behave like a lord Rama
WISH U VERY HAPPY JANMASHTAMI
May Lord Krishna
May Lord Krishna come to your house &
Take away all ur Makhan – Mishri with all ur worries &
His blessings on u & ur family
Jab jab hogi dharam
Jab jab hogi dharam ki hani,
Yab tab lenge avatar bhagwan
Kar denge papiyon sanghar,
Au mukti denge ham prathvi wasiyon ko.
Jai Shri Krishana