Krishna Janmashtami, an annual festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna across the world on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month. Devotees keep fast for Lord Krishna, offering prayers, singing hymns and chanting songs.
The tradition of Hinduism is particularly celebrated in Mathura, birth place of deity and all over India. With increasing numbers of Lords devotees in international community the festival is observed in, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, other parts of Caribbean, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, other parts of Africa, and the United Kingdom, the United States ,the U.A.E, Australia,Newzealand.
As per the mythological beliefs, Krishna was the son of Devaki and her husband, King Vasudeva. However, his uncle Kansa wanted to kill Krishna, which is why his father took him to Gokul, where he grew up with foster parents Nanda and Yashoda.
However, the significance of Janmashtami is to hope that he shall return to save us from destruction.
How they celebrate it?
1. Devotees visit Radha Krishna temple on natkhat kanha’s birth day to offer prayer for health and better future, Meanwhile, the temple deck up light on this special day.
2.Children dress up as little Radha and Krishna as they participate in festival events.
3. As a part of Janmastami, the devotees conduct Dahi handi event.In which they arrange small dahi handi and break the handi themselves on behalf of Krishna.
4. Decorate Jhula on which the lord Krishna will be placed to worshipped, with flower, fairy lights, peacock feathers, colours the rooms with rangolis.
5. People invite their near and dear ones and do puja together with chapan bhog. Compliting the puja session they break their fast eating prasad.
On Friday, this year, the festival of Krishna is celebrated in International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) temple at capital city decorating the lord place with Apple.
With this don’t forget to celebrate this joyous festive uniquely. Happy Janmastami.