Krishna Janmashtami 2017 - Gokulashtami 2017
Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Krishna, a Hindu deity. The birth of Lord Krishna took place on the 8th day in Rohini Nakshatra of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. This day will be celebrated on 14th of August in 2017. According to our Scriptures, Lord Krishna was the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Devotees observe fast on this day and worship Laddu Gopal. To know more, read on...
Sri Krishna Jayanti: 14 August 2017 (at midnight) in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and eastern regions of India.
Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav: 14 August 2017 (midnight from 24:25) in Gujarat, Dwarkadhish Temple and Northern India.
Janmashtami 2017 Vrat: 14 August 2017 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: 14 August 2017 in Kerala.
Dahi Handi & Gopalkala: 14 August 2017 in Maharashtra. During this celebration, huge human pyramids are made to reach the pot hanging at height and break it.
Vittal Pindi: 14 August 2017 at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.
Kalo: 14 August 2017 in Goa.
Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami in various regions of India.
You can expand the glory of this Janmashtami 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?
Lord 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.
Lord 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, Lord 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 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
Unlike North India, Janmashtami in South India is celebrated for 8 days after the full Moon in the month of Shravana, 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.
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 towards 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 Lord 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.
Apart from all these things, singing songs on Janmashtami to enchant Lord Krishna and also singing the aarti will bring you immense joy in life. Find 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, 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 Lord Krishna and live the best of worldly pleasures. May Lord Krishna bless you with immense joy and prosperity in life!
Happy Krishna Janmashtami..!