Krishna Janmashtami is an auspicious occasion. It is the celebration of the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular gods in Hinduism. It falls on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in Bhadrapada month according to the Hindu calendar.
Krishna, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, was born to Devaki and Vasudeva on this auspicious day.
Krishna is considered one of the most popular gods in India. He is known for his love and care for all creatures that exist on earth and his desire to bring them happiness. He shares eternal love with all his cows, which he then protects as a result of this affectionate relationship.
It is celebrated as a festival by Hindus who follow the Vaishnava tradition or subsects related to that tradition.
It is popularly known as Gokul Ashtami and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor all over India.
People also call this day “Krishna Jayanti”. On this day people fast, keep religious vows, and listen to traditional stories about Krishna’s life and the messages he left for his followers.
The festival honors the following:
-Lord Krishna’s birth
-Lord Krishna’s teachings
-Devotional love for Lord Krishna
Many people celebrate by decorating the temples/ homes with a tableau that depicts the life of the god Krishna. It is a treat to watch these beautiful tableaus.
The popularity of this festival has risen in recent years due to its association with Hare Krishna, an organization that propagates Krishna consciousness as taught by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
This festival could teach us many things such as humility, human kindness, and love for all beings that we should live by every day.
Krishna also teaches us how throughout his life he fought for good and followed the righteous path to conquer evil with his wit, courage, and principles.
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