Like every year, the nation is prepared to celebrate Janmashtami with fervour and enthusiasm. The day falls on August 18 and August 19, 2022, this year. The holiday is observed on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada, according to the Hindu calendar. Considering that Lord Krishna is said to have been born at midnight, the nishita puja timing this year on August 19 is between 12.03 and 12.47.
The holiday of Janmashtami commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Hindu sources claim that King Kansa, Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle, was in charge of Mathura at the time of his birth. According to legend, the King was inspired to murder his sister Devaki’s offspring after learning that her boys would be responsible for his demise.
He imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva after hearing the prophecy, and he also slaughtered her six children. Balram, the seventh child, was born when the foetus was mystically transferred from Princess Rohini to Devaki. Vasudeva secretly brought the newborn Lord Krishna to Nand Baba and Yashodha’s home in Vrindavan, where the lord spent his formative years.
In return, Vasudeva gave him a baby girl. She changed into Goddess Durga and forewarned Kansa when he arrived to slay the girl.
Happy Janmashtami, and quotes:
- I pray that Lord Krishna continues to shower you with joy, love, fortune, and tranquilly. I wish you a happy Janmashtami!
- With the blessings of Lord Krishna, may there always be love, light, happiness, and laughter in your life.
- I wish you health, happiness, and good fortune, and may the tiny Blue God steal your troubles. Cheers to Janmashtami!
- I hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous Janmashtami!
- Let’s fervently and joyously commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. Cheers to Janmashtami!
- False ego is an identity error. We release ourselves from the false ego when we become Krishna’s slaves.
- I pray that Lord Krishna will take care of all your troubles and that all roads lead home. Best wishes for a happy Krishna Janmashtami to you and your family!
- On this day of Janmashtmi, may Lord Krishna remove all your stress and problems! and send you all my love, peace, and joy! Greetings for Krishna Janmashtami.
- There is a lot more to the holiday of Janmashtami than just enjoyment, joy, and love. Happy Dahi Handi, my dearest.
- May Lord Krishna’s blessings always be upon you and your family. I’d want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Janmashtami
- Let’s joyfully and fervently commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. Cheers to Janmashtami!
- Celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, a jovial mischief-maker who charms. Greetings for Krishna Janmashtami.
- May this Janmashtami bring you joy and keep hatred at a safe distance from your life. With love in your heart and best wishes for others, enjoy the celebration. Cheers to Janmashtami.
- On this day, may Lord Krishna remove all your concerns. Cheers to Janmashtami!
- It is the birthdate of Makhan Chor. May he provide you with the sweetness of Makhan and mishri in life today and take away all your concerns. I wish you a happy Happy Janmashtami!
A Festival is all about celebration. Devotees spend the day with zeal and excitement, cooking delectables and adorning private temples.
If you’re unsure of how to adorn Lord Krishna’s jhula or which outfits to choose for the Lord, we’ve got you covered.
The following are five themes you may choose for the decorations:
Why not adorn the temples with flower decorations as Phoolon ki Holi is a crucial part of Krishna’s tale? You may use marigold, rose, and other vividly coloured flowers. We encourage the use of marigolds in decorations because they add brightness and a fragrant freshness to the space. Marigold garlands can be put on the temple’s walls as well. You may also use flower petals to create a rangoli.
- Vrindavan, India
On Janmashtami, you can recreate the Vrindavan scene in your temple with miniature cows, cottages, trees, swigs, and people. Dress up any children you may have in your home as young Krishna.
- Makhan Matki
We all know that Lord Krishna adores Makhan (butter), hence Janmashtami festivities must include it. Paint a matki (pot) in a variety of bright hues. Additionally, you may adorn it with glitter and glass. A bansuri (flute) can be made at home or purchased. Place the matki in your temple after filling it with Makhan.
- Govardhan Parvat
It is a well-known legend that Lord Krishna used his finger to elevate the Govardhan Parvat. Challenge your artistic abilities with this Janmashtami and recreate the scenario in your temple as well. Making a hill out of cardboard or thermocol sheets and placing it on the finger of your Krishna figure is all that is required. To put it under the slope, you may also cut out some human figurines.
The love tale between Radha and Krishna endures forever. So what’s holding you back from attending this year’s Janmashtami festival in the colour of love? Ras-Leela from Vrindavan may be replicated as well. Put lovely clothes and flowers on your Radha and Krishna statues.
Celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, a jovial mischief-maker who charms everyone. Let the lotus-eyed god give us strength to fulfil all our needs Happy and prosperous Krishna Janmashtami to everyone!
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