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Krishna Janamashtami: Janmotsav Vidhi, Janamashtami Puja, and Rituals

By: Future Point | 13-Aug-2019
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Krishna Janamashtami: Janmotsav Vidhi, Janamashtami Puja, and Rituals

Lord Krishna is considered as the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the only deity who has been portrayed in different colors in his different stages of life. As a child, he was really mischievous and his childhood was full of pranks and a lot of fun. He is worshipped in his childhood form, known as “Bal Gopal” as he was considered as the ideal child of innocence. In his youth, he was considered as the most romantic person and he used to impress everybody present around him with the help of his flute. Krishna’s devotee were mainly young girls, as he had impressed them with his charm. Radha was considered as his greatest devotee.

As a friend, he was really loyal and trustworthy. He was highly skilled and he also guided Arjuna the right path, when he was in a state of confusion. That ultimately led the Pandavas to win that battle. His words before the Battle of Kurukshetra gave the world its greatest scripture- Bhagavad Gita. Just before the war, Krishna explained Arjuna that how can an aspiring seeker, seeks his union with God.

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These words formed the basis of Bhagavad Gita, which has an entirely new meaning and it is interpreted in a new way whenever it is studied by any person. It focuses on encouraging people towards world acceptance. There are a lot of stories about Lord Krishna, from his birth till death. Janmashtami is celebrated on the day Lord Krishna was born. On Krishna Birthday, devotees pray and observe a fast to appease Lord Krishna and to seek his grace.

Krishna Janmashtami Date and Muhurat 2019

Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date: 24th August
Janmashtami Puja Time: 00:01 to 00:45
Parana Time: 05:59 (24th August) after sunrise
Rohini Nakshatra End Time: before sunrise
Ashtami Tithi Begins: 08:08 (23rd August)
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 08:31 (24th August)

Janmashtami 2019 date

The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place in the midnight because it is believed that Shri Krishna was born in the dark, stormy and windy night to end the torture of his uncle Kansa. Metaphorically, this symbolises that the lord himself came upon the earth when everything was dark and gloomy and people were looking everywhere for respite, but to no avail. Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Lord Krishna to end the tyranny of evil and spread love, peace, and prosperity all around.

This year the Janmashtami 2019 date in India will be observed on the 24th August 2019.

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Krishna Janmashtami 2019

The Janmashtami festival is the day when Lord Krishna made his earthly appearance from his heavenly abode. According to the scriptures, Lord Krishna was born in the month of the Bhadrapad, on the eighth day of the dark fortnight. It is considered to be extremely lucky if this day coincides with Rohini Nakshatra. From then on, the dates of janmashtami always fall in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad.

Janmashtami Festival: Significance & History

There once was an evil tyrant king named Kansa and his sister Devaki, who was married to the King Vasudeva. Right after the wedding took place, Kansa heard a divine voice call out from the sky announcing “O King! When your sister’s eighth son will grow up, he will annihilate you.”

Upon hearing this, Kansa got frightened and made it his sole purpose in life to not let his sister’s son be born. He imprisoned Devaki and her husband, King Vasudev, immediately. Years passed and as soon as Devaki would give birth to a child, he would come and kill the infant with his own hands. When Devaki became pregnant for the eighth time, Yashoda, the queen of Gokul, was also pregnant. As soon as the eighth child “Lord Krishna” was born, Lord Vishnu appeared in his divine form. At the same time as Devaki’s child, Yashoda also gave birth to a baby girl. Lord Vishnu told Vasudeva to exchange their son with Yashoda’s daughter. Vasudeva immediately followed the advice and proceeded towards Gokul in which he was helped by Lord Vishnu. When everyone was asleep, he exchanged the baby girl with a baby boy, he then returned to prison. After exchanging babies, Kansa was informed that Devaki gave birth to a girl and not a son. The baby boy, Lord Krishna then grew up and killed Kansa for the deeds that he did.

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Shri Krishna Jayanti

Sri Krishna Jayanti is one of the most popular festivals of Hindus and is celebrated across the country. It is celebrated with great fun and happiness owing to the fact that Lord Krishna was the most loved human incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Some people may call it Krishna’s birthday. The significance of the festival correlates to the birth of the Lord. It is usually believed that Lord Krishna was born in order to free people from all types of evils and was titled to destroy all sorts of problems from the earth. The celebration of the festival harmonizes the relationship between the people and brings prosperity.

Janmashtami Day 2019

The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with utter joy and eagerness throughout the country. Hindus usually paint and decorate their houses. The footprints of a kid are made from the entrance to the Pooja room rectifying the arrival of Lord Krishna. Special sweets are prepared and offered to God. Butter is also offered to God, which is entrusted as the most favorite food of the Lord. Devotees perceive fast on this Day and devotional songs are also recited by them in order to please Lord Krishna.

On this day, the idol of Lord Krishna is placed in the cradle and bathed with the Panchamrit which is made from ghee, milk, Gangajal, honey, and tulsi leaves. This Panchamrit is also distributed among the devotees as Prasad. The people also celebrate the festival of Dahi Handi. Devotees joyously swing this cradle and welcome the blessings of Lord Krishna in their lives.

Janmashtami 2019 Ritual

Janmashtami 2019 Date falls in the month of August. Janmashtami 2019 will be celebrated all over the country with the utmost joy and eagerness by Dahi handi rituals and people from all over the country observing fasts until the little lord is born.

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  • Santan Gopal Puja is performed to attain the blessings of Lord Krishna. This Puja is mainly for the children’s health and long life because it is believed that Lord Krishna bestows happiness and blesses the couple with a healthy child. This Pooja is performed with a specific count of chant or Jaap of Shri Santan Gopal Mantra and can sort your problem of infertility in order to get a healthy child.
  • Benefits of performing Santan Gopal Puja during Krishna Janmashtami
  • Santan Gopal puja will provide protection to women during the time of pregnancy.
  • It also prevents any type of miscarriage and complications during the time of pregnancy.
  • It helps in having a happy marital life and blesses the couple with all kinds of worldly possessions.
  • Performing this will help the couple to get free from all the problems and also improve their relations with each other.

To attain all these benefits, you are highly recommended to Book Santan Gopal Puja for Krishna Janmashtami as soon as possible.

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