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Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2014 - Janmashtmi 2014 - Gokulashtami 2014

Celebrate the biggest Bday feast in India this Krishna Janmashtami 2014!

Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2014 is going to be celebrated on 17th of August in most part of the world. However, in some Western and Southern regions, it will be celebrated on 17th of August. Janmashtami is the festival of commemorating the birthday of Hindu Lord Krishna. Hindus follow traditional lunar calendar, which has further more categories namely, Amawasyant calendar and Purnimant calendar. Basically, dates of Janmashtami are decided by the star constellations Ashtami and Rohini. Following are the dates of Sri Krishna Janmashtami according to each region of India:

Sri Krishna Jayanti: 17 August 2014 (at midnight) in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and eastern regions of India. It is not celebrated all around India at the same time due to the variations in regional calculations of calendars.

Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav: 17 August 2014 (midnight from 11:30 PM) in Gujarat, Dwarkadheesh Temple and Northern India.

Janmashtami 2014 Vrat: 17 August 2014 in Northern India. Every year, in North India, Janmashtami is celebrated 8 days after full Moon day of Hindu month Bhadrapada, which comes around August and September.

Ashtami Rohini: 17 August 2014 in Kerala.

Dahi Handi & Gopalkala: 17 August 2014 in Maharashtra. During this celebration, huge human pyramids are made to reach the pot hanging at height and break it.

Vittal Pindi: 17 August 2014 at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

Kalo: 17 August 2014 in Goa.

Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami in various regions of India.

You can expand the glory of this Janmashtami 2014 by spreading the messages of Shri Krishna Janmashtami amongst your loved ones. Find some beautiful words to let your closed ones become the part of it - Janmashtami SMS

About Lord Krishna: Who is Lord Krishna?

The God Krishna is the most popular God amongst all Hindu Gods. According to Hindu mythology, he is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Lord Krishna is known as the supreme power by many people around world.

Krishna is considered as the founder of Dharma. He has been the main character for many Hindu heroic tales. Even before his birth, he was attempted to be killed by his enemies many times, as his enemies already knew that he will be the cause of their death. However, he managed to succeed every time, after all he was the Lord. He is also the Lord of Aakarshan Shakti (power of attraction) that is why he had always been in controversies for making girls crazy behind him. According to the legends, Krishna has 16,008 wives till date. Indeed it is a big deal. No human can do this, only God has the power to be the Lord of 16,008 women. However, he always loved Goddess Radha with true heart. At the time of Janmashtami Puja, Radha and Krishna are worshipped together.

You can decorate the screens of your gadgets and your home with these beautiful wallpapers and posters of Lord Krishna this Janmashtami. This will give you the feeling of the presence of Krishna around you - Lord Krishna Wallpapers and Sri Krishna Posters

About Janmashtami

Unlike North India, Janmashtami in South India is celebrated for 8 days after the full Moon in the month of Shravan, which also falls in between the months of August and September according to South Indian calculations. At the time of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, various Pujas are organized at various temples. People from each corner of the world reach temples to cherish the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. As Sri Krishna was born at midnight, special events are planned for that particular moment. Devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast on the day of Janmashtami and break it at midnight when the Lord Krishna was born. This is a 24 hour fast.

Janmashtami is all about commemorating the blue bodied royalty, Krishna who was born to the great King Vasudeva and his consort, Royal Queen Devaki Devi on this great day which is now known as Janmashtami.

Fasting on the day of Janmashtami is an essential ritual that is the symbol of devotion toward Lord Krishna. You may utilize the best of your time by singing Sri Krishna Bhajan. The melody of Krishna BHajan will enchant the Lord and force him to come around you. Find the Bhajans here - Shri Krishna Bhajan

Janmashtami Holy Food Prasadam

Lord Krishna was the manifestation of all luxuries and worldly pleasures. He taught the meaning of life to the people. Life of God Krishna is entirely a manifestation of the fact that we humans are meant to live our lives on Earth, not to waste it. That is why, in order to commemorate Lord Krishna, devotees perform all the deeds that are close to the worldly things. For example, they wear new clothes and offer new clothes to Lord Krishna, beautiful decorations are made, musical events are organized and delicious dishes are offered to Lord.

Since ancient times, food has always been the centre of attraction for any playful event. As Janmashtami is also the one, food is the biggest highlight of this festival. 56 types of dishes are offered to Lord Krishna on this beautiful day, especially sweets. Some of them are Chakli, Kheer (aka Payasam), Cheedai, Ladoos and many more.

As per the legends, Krishna was crazy for butter. He was so crazy that he used steal it out of the houses of his neighbors. Not only butter, he was crazy for all dairy products. Hence, butter along with other dairy products is offered in front of him. He also loved fruits; that is why numerous fruits are also offered to him.

Apart from all these things, singing songs on Janmashtami to enchant Lord Krishna and also singing the arti will bring you immense joy in life. Fine some beautiful Krishna Janmashtami songs here - Janmashtami Songs and the to find the aarti click on - Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Well, this was all brief on Janmashtami. With this article on Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2014, we hope you will make the best out of it and fetch the immense blessings of Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna has always taught the values of this material world. So, be a part of Krishna and live the best of worldly pleasures. May Lord Krishna bless you with immense joy and prosperity in life! Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2014!

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