Why we celebrate Janmashtami and what is its importance

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Why we celebrate Janmashtami and what is its importance

Janmashtami is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy among the people. On this day, devotees fast and worship the child form of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is celebrated to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. But do you know why Krishna celebrates Janmashtami and what its significance is. If you do not know, in this post you will get complete information about Janmashtami.

Gawan Krishna or Govinda is considered the most powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born to destroy the empire of demons from the earth. Lord Krishna was the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva.


When was Sri Krishna born?

Devaki  was the sister of a cruel king, Kansa. Kansa was proud of his strength, thinking that people should worship him instead of God. He began brutally killing innocent people who refused to honor him. His atrocities were increasing day by day.

When the 8th child of Devaki and Vasudeva was born Shri Krishna in the month of BHadrapad, on the eight day of the dark fortnight. And if this day coincides with the Rohini Nakshatra, Lord Vishnu asked Vasudev to take him to Gokul where Nanda and Yashoda resided. Vasudev crossed the Yamuna river to take the child to Gokul.



On reaching Gokul, Vasudev replaced his son with Yashoda's daughter and returned to prison. Kansa thought that she is the 8th child of Devaki and Vasudeva so he threw her on a stone. As a child he was mischievous and his childhood was full of pranks and fun. Some worship Krishna as the ideal child of innocence. In his youth, he was the most romantic lover and wooed young girls with his flute. The girls were devoted to him and Radha was his greatest devotee.


How Janmashtami is celebrated?

Krishna devotees stay awake throughout the night and sing songs to honor Lord Krishna.

At 12 midnight, the idol is bathed with milk and wears beautiful clothes, ornaments and then placed in the cradle for worship. Sweets are presented to the deities and then distributed among the devotees.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Date and Muhurat 2019

Krishna Janmashtami 202

Nishita Puja Time– 23:57 to 00:43

Parana Time– 06:04 after sunrise

Rohini Nakshatra End Time- before sunrise

Ashtami Tithi Begins – 02:24

Ashtami Tithi Ends – 00:13.


Dahihandi is a festival celebrated on the second day of Krishna Janmashtami. Janmashtami is celebrated as a symbol of Krishna's birth. During Dahihandi, young people form a team and get involved. To this day, various boards of various divisions are brought with a fiery hundi (small sized mud) during the festival. These handles try to break up different circles of youth. It's a game of sorts. Including prizes. Dahihandi is celebrated every year in August-September.

Dahihandi is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the birth of baby Krishna. Shri Krishna loved childhood yogurt, milk, butter. To protect yogurt from Krishna, Yashoda kept the yogurt in a high place or on a pedestal, but Shrikrushna succeeded in reaching it. For this, his friends helped him. Dahihandi is celebrated everywhere as a reminder of this event.


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