Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Krishna Janmashtami is a festival of Hindus which is celebrated between August and September. This year the festival is being celebrated on August 24, Saturday. Lord Krishna was the eighth avatar of Lord’s Vishnu and the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Gokulashtami and Janmashtami.
Krishna was a mischievous child, compassionate king, and best counsellor. He was born in north India during 3,228 BCE, in a prison to the parents Evaki and Vasudeva in Mathura. He was then shifted to Vrindavan as his life was in danger due to uncle Kansa who was seeking to kill him. It was foretold that Kansa would be killed by Devaki’s eighth son. Then Krishna was taken out from prison by his father Vasudeva.
Vasudeva handover Krishna to the foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. After Krishna grew up with foster parents. And the young Krishna had killed demons Trinavarta and Putana. He also lifted a hill- Govardhana to protect the villagers against the wrath of Lord Indra. Women draw tiny footprints outside their house doors and kitchen, walking towards there house, which indicates that Kirshna’s journey to their house.
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Worship Timings and celebration
On this occasion of Lord Krishna’s birthday, Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by keeping the fast whole day, worshipping Lord Krishna and visiting the temple. They also give the bath, milk, ghee, and water to Lord Krishna. This year Janamashtami falls on August 24 and Hindus will start worshipping from 12:01 am to 12:46 a.m which has the duration of 45 minutes.
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Significance
Janmashtami is celebrated to promote the goodwill within every human being. This belief finds its roots in Bhagavad Gita where Vishnu has said that he will come whenever there will be a prevalence of evil and decline of religion. And this festival also shows the togetherness of family and friends as like in other festivals.