Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Gokul Ashtami, is observed annually to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Considered the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna was born in a dungeon in present-day Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Janmashtami is celebrated on Ashtami or the 8th day of Krishna Paksha or the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada. This year, Janmashtami is being observed on August 18 and 19.
As per belief, Krishna was born at midnight to Devaki and Vasudev. Devotees mark the day by observing a fast, which they break after conducting the puja. They also decorate idols of Krishna with peacock feathers and flowers and offer him his favourite maakhan or white butter, curd, and milk.
Here are a few quotes on Lord Krishna and Janmashtami that you can share with your near and dear ones:
— May Lord Krishna guide you in life like he did for Arjun during the Mahabharat battle. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
— May Lord Krishna visit your home and take away all your maakhan and mishri, along with your worries and sufferings. A very happy Krishna Janmashtami to you.
— Happy Janmashtami, May Lord Krishna showers all his blessings on you. May your life be filled with joy.
— May Lord Shri Krishna shower his blessings on all and give courage to everyone going through a difficult time in their lives. Happy Janmashtami.
— May all your desires come true on this Janmashtami, and may Nand Gopal bless you and your loved ones.
— May Lord Krishna give you and your family happiness, health, and prosperity in abundance. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
— May Lord Krishna's flute invite the melody of love into your life. Wishing you all a very Happy Janmashtami.
— Let there be love and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna's blessings. Happy Janmashtami.
— May Lord Krishna be with you and your family always! Happy Janmashtami.
— It's the day of birth of Lord Krishna, a lover, friend and divine guru. Happy Janmashtami to everyone.