Janmashtami is a festival and tradition of India, a nation full of traditions. Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami. India follows different-different festivals throughout the year. But festivals like Diwali and Janmashtami lies in the heart of Indians. It is the festival which is celebrated in a pair of two days called Ashtami and Navami. And it is celebrated on the occasion of born of Almighty lord Krishna, therefore that day is celebrated as Janmashtami, Janm means born and he was born on the Ashtami.
The history behind Janmashtami:
- Janmashtami is a large festival of Hindu religion though it is celebrated throughout India with the same happiness. It is the main festival or a festival belongs to the villages Mathura and Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born. The history behind this festival is Lord Krishna was born on the Eighth (Ashtami) day to a disastrous fortnight in bhadrapad (august-September) month in Mathura, which is ruled by evil king Kansa. It is believed prophecy said that the eighth child of his own sister Devaki(mother of Lord Krishna ) will be the reason of Kansa’s death. Therefore Kansa imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva(father of Lord Krishna ) in jail and begin to their child one after other till the sixth child but at the time of the birth of the seventh child Balram, the fetus is said to have been magically transferred from Devaki’s womb to princess Rohini’s womb. And at the time of born of Almighty himself before Kansa visit to kill him, Vasudeva managed to escape that baby and handed to Nand-baba and Yashoda in Vrindavan while crossing the holy river Yamuna flowing between Mathura and Vrindavan and back with a baby girl of Yashoda and Kansa killed her in the thought of that she is the eight children of the couple.
- After this lord, Krishna is brought up by Nand-baba and Yashoda Mata in Vrindavan with extreme love and care. And finally, the reason for the death of evil king Kansa is Lord Krishna himself. He killed him and set the example of winning over evil.
This festival of Gokulashtami is celebrated with a fast kind tradition in India. In India, it is celebrated at almost every house Dahi handi tradition in which a round-shaped soil vessel holding butter or curd in it is tied and some height and a pyramid made by some people break it by holy coconut. This takes place because Lord Krishna is fond of butter.
It is believed to be celebrated between 12:21 AM to 01:06 AM. And this time in 2020 Janmashtami is on 12 August. India is made with the stories of victory of many kings and blessings of God. many festivals like Janmashtami is celebrated across India every year without any religious discrimination. India is a nation of people living happily together and accepting each other’s traditions and enjoy all the festivals of love and joy. Many schools and colleges adopt the fancy dress culture on this occasion and with these cultures since from childhood children is aware of the depth and holiness of all festival. Live Blog Spot wishing you all a very happy and safe Janmashtami.
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