Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Date and Month
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight of the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada. They usually fall in August and September of the Gregorian calendar. This year Krishna Janamashatami falls on the 18th to 19th. August.
Significance of Krishna Janmashtami Festival
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birth of Shri Krishna of Mathura, the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. That is why Mathura is also called Krishna Bhoomi. The eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu was believed to save the people from the atrocities of King Mathura. Shri Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in the prison where Devaki’s brother Kansa had kept them.
How is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated?
Hindus consider Janmashtami (Krishna Janmashtami 2022) to be very auspicious because on this day Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Sri Krishna was born. They fast on the same day and break it at midnight the next day. People decorate the temples and idols of Shri Krishna and Radha. People sing devotional songs and offer prayers throughout the day. Devotees visit temples to have darshan of the beloved Lord Krishna.
A number of programs are set up that perform sacred children’s games of Sri Krishna, including Dahi Handi, which mimics Sri Krishna’s behavior as a child stealing butter from a neighbor’s house. On the second day of Krishna Janmashtami, many schools, colleges and housing associations hold dahi handi competitions. In Varanasi and Mathura, it is celebrated spectacularly with the recitation of Aarti and devotional songs (bhajans).
The story of Janmashtami
- Sri Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki (mother) and Vasudeva (father). Kansa was a cruel king, who tormented the populace in his kingdom. His cruelty increased day by day. At one point, an ethereal voice rang out that her sister Devaki’s eighth son would be responsible for Kansas’ death .
- Hearing this, Kansa imprisoned Devaki with her husband. Kansa also killed Devaki’s first seven children on the day they were born, fearing they might be the cause of his death.
- When Devaki gave birth to his eighth child Shree Krishna, Lord Vishnu appeared and ordered Vasudeva to take this child to Gokul in the home of Yashoda and Nand Baba. The same was done. Sri Krishna was raised by Nand Baba and Yashoda. In his early childhood, Krishna murdered her maternal uncle Kansa to absolve Mathura of his atrocities.
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