What is Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtami is the festival of Hindu which is celebrating on the birth
of Lord Krishna which is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. This day is celebrated on the
8th day of the Krishna paksha month according to Hindu calendar. This festival
is always celebrated in the month of August and September.
History and Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami
History of Krishna Janmashtami
There are many legends and stories related to Lord Krishna, which is avatar of
Lord Vishnu and one of the most important god of Hindu. It is also believed that
Lord Krishna has taken birth for killing Kansa along with other demons. History
is that the people of Mathura has been suffering under the rule of Kansa which
has put his own father into the prison and become himself as King. He was also
declared by heavenly voice that he would be killed by one of his sister child
Devaki. He has done all his efforts to save his life but in the end Kansa was
killed by the Lord Krishna.
How is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated?
On this great day Lord Krishna birth is celebrated and all the major celebration
took place at midnight. This festival is celebrated with all rituals and customs
in some parts of India, especially in Mathura Vrindavan where lord Krishna used
to live. Follower used to keep fast on this special day and the celebration will
commence from midnight, when the birth of Lord Krishna take place. People used
to do hymns along with bhajhan part. For Prasad mixture of honey, ghee, oil
along with gangajal is prepared which is known as Panchamrit. This mixture is
distributed as Prasad to other devotees as sweets. Some people used to break
their fast by eating this Prasad only at midnight when the lord Krishna birth
has taken place.