Janmashtami the birthday of Sri Lord Krishna has loomed and tomorrowon 28th August and also on 1st September, Sunday it will be celebrated essentially with traditional zeal zest. Date of Shri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Celebration 2013 popularly known as Gokulashtami.
According to Hindu Dhram, Shri Krishna Janmashtami featival is one of the prevalent festivals of India with glee and obligation. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi.
Janmashtami festivities originate before dawn and continue throughout the day until midnight, time Krishna took birth to cuddle the world with love, protection and spiritual wisdom. The whole day is spent in merriments. Krishna was the 8th son of Devaki and Vasudeva from Mathura. The date of Krishna’s birth, is 19 July 3228 BCE and departed on 3102 BCE from scriptural details and astrological calculations. Krishna killed Kansa with the help of his brother, Balram.
Janmashtami Pooja Vidhi & Aarti:
For Janmashtami Pooja Vidhi people observe fast whole day and no food should be consumed till the fast is broken. At the knock of midnight, the aficionadas gather to bathe Lord Krishna and place him in jhoola. After singing Janmashtami songs and devotional songs, the bhog is placed before the lord.
After morning, people worship lord Krishna and offered same food to the lord. Raslila is played with different scenes from the life of God. Groups of youngsters called Govinda Pathaks, form a human pyramid to break earthen pots filled with buttermilk or traditional dahi handi by hitting it with a blunt object. Hand is filled with butter milk are set up around the city.
The sweets are made up of milk or milk products as a traditional symbol of Janmashtami. Butter is traditionally prepared at home for the celebrations of this festival to serve God. The entire day of Janmashtami is celebrated with great fun.
Janmashtami celebrations include kirtan, theatrical performances, dance, children’s shows, competitions and musical galas and many other activities portraying their love for Lord.
People dressed their small kids as little Krishna and Radha. In fact, it is a social celebration bringing people close to each other.Krishna is also known as the Natkhat Nandlal associated with many quotes like Maakhan khave, Shor machave Gopiyo ke sang Raas rachave Murli bajake Maan harKhave hai Natkhat Nand Gopal.
Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Janmashtami festival is expected to attract over 70,000 pilgrims to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna on earth 5000 years ago.