Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born at midnight on the eighth day or the Ashtami of the holy month Shravana, according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. This day is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami across the world. Janmashtami 2019 falls on August 23 and 24. According to Ashtami Tithi, Janmashtami is on August 23, today, and per Rohini Nakshatra, Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 24, Saturday. Mathura and Vrindavan start preparing for the festival weeks in advance. In some parts of the country, Janmashtami celebrations go on for more than a day too. From legends of Shri Krishna's birth, valour and childhood revelry to his love for food, Lord Krishna surely makes for one of the most loved characters in Hindu mythology. On Janmashtami, devotees keep fast for Lord Krishna in which no grains are consumed. The devotees take a meal with fruits and water, called 'phallahar'. At midnight, they perform the "Krishna abhishekam" with milk, ghee (clarified butter) and water, and proceed to offer bhog to the God. The following day is celebrated as "Nanda Utsav", as an offering to the Lord, devotees put together a list of 56 food items, which is referred to as the 'chappan bhog'. Some of the common items that are found in the bhog are makhan mishri, kheer, rasgulla, jalebi, rabri, mathri, malpua, mohanbhog, chutney, murabba, saag, dahi, Khichadi, tikkis, milk and cashews.
The temples are decorated and special programmes are organised in these temples. Know about iconic Krishna temples here. Here's some help with messages and images of lord Krishna that you cans hare among your relatives and friends:
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May Lord Krishna always shower his blessings on you, and may every year Janmashtami bring lots of happiness for you and your family. Happy Janmashtami.
Maakhan Chor Nandkishor Kaanha Ke Janmdin Ki Apni Shaan,
Sab Ke Pyaare Krishna Dulaare Hain Hum Sabke Praan!
Jai Sri Krishna!
Celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna who enchants everyone with his playful mischiefs. Have a happy and blessed Krishna Janmashtami!
May the natkhat nand lal always give you happiness, health and prosperity and may you find peace in Krishna consciousness. Happy Janmashtami.
May Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries on this Janmashtami and give you all the love, peace and happiness. Happy Janmashtami to all.
Shri Krishna ke kadam aapke ghar aayein,
Aap khushiyon ke deep jalayein,
Pareshani aapse aankh churaayein,
Krishna janamotsav ki aapko shubhkaamnayein
May Murli Manohar continue to shower health and happiness on your family, and may you always remain in his list of favourites. Happy Janmashtami!
Let there be love, happiness and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna's blessings. Wishing you and your family a very happy Janmashtami!
Krishna jiska naam hai,
Gokul jiska dhaam hai,
Aise bhagvan ko hum sab ka pranam hai,
Krishna Janmashtami ki hardik shubhkaanayein..
May Krishna's tunes fill your life with eternal joy. Happy Janmashtami!
Yashoda Ke Nandlaal, Hamare Rakhpal,
Hum Bhulanhaar, Wo Paalanhaar...
Happy Krishna Janmashtami To All!
"Hell has three entries - greed, anger, lust"
Always keep this Sri Krishna's message in mind.
I am praying for you and I know he is listening
May Krishna bring prosperity to your home
Wish you a blessed Janmashtami!
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Lord Krishna Quotes from Bhagavad Gita:
- Our soul is immortal. Even after our death, our soul lives, it just changes bodies.
- One should not get caught in the web of desires. A desire sometimes triggers one to perform an unkind action, so it's best to witness the world dispassionately. Desires would simply come and go.
- One has the right to work, but never to the fruits of work. One should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should one long for inaction. When one's mind dwells on the objects of senses, fondness for them grows, from fondness comes desire, from desire anger.
- Anger leads to bewilderment, bewilderment to loss of memory of true self, and by that, intelligence is destroyed, and with the destruction of intelligence one perishes.
- What belongs to you today, belonged to someone yesterday and will be someone else's tomorrow.
It is believed that Lord Krishna was born in an era of chaos, when evil was everywhere. There was also threat to his life by his uncle King Kansa. After Krishna's birth, his father Vasudeva took him across Yamuna to Nanda and Yashoda - his foster parents in Gokul. This legend is celebrated on Janmashtami festival across the world.
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