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How Can Be Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2020


How Can Be Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2020

It may be known as Gokulashtami or Sreekrishna Jayanthi in some regions.  ​According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami (eighth day) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana or Bhadra (in the Hindu calendar, there is a leap month once every three years).

In India, is a Gazetted holiday in Bihar, Chandigarah, Chattisgarah, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Miizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In Tamil Nadu this holiday is known as Sri Krishna Jayanti.

Sri Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was born around 5,200 years ago in Mathura. The sole objective of Sri Krishna's birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated deeply in the Bhagwat Geeta.

As per the Hindu calendar, the occasion of Shree Krishna Janmashtami is observed in the Bhadrapada month on the eighth day (Ashtami tithi) of Krishna Paksha. The festival usually falls in August-September in the Rohini Nakshatra. The devotees celebrate the festival with much devotion and vigor across India as well as in some foreign nations too. One interesting and significant aspect of Krishna Janmashtami is the ritual of Dahi Handi


The celebration of Dahi Handi depicts the most loved activity of Lord Shree Krishna where teams of young people break the earthen pot (Handi) which is filled with curd (Dahi), by forming a pyramid. The day of Janmashtami is celebrated till midnight because that was when Lord Krishna was born and the next day is celebrated with much vigor as Dahi Handi Festival.

How Can Be Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2020

Devotees prepare garlands, bathes the idol of Krishna in fragrant water, read religious scriptures, etc. The bathing of Lord Krishna in various fragrant and auspicious water is called Abhishek. Finally when the clock strikes 12 at midnight, the priest of the temple draws the curtain off to show the newly dressed Lord Krishna idol decorated with variety of garlands.
Nanda celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna by distributing gifts to the whole community and this practice is still observed in the name of Nandotsav where rich people distribute required food and clothing to the whole community.
Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Pakoda, Sabudana Tikki, Roasted Makhana, Aloo Chaat, Fruit Chaat are some of the snacks prepared for the evening for guests and devotees. For the main meal, generally Sabudana Thalipeeth, Singhare ki poori, Dahi aloo, Samvat rice khichdi, raw banana kofta are prepared. And in dessert table, carrot halwa, basundi, apple kheer, coconut laddoos are prepared.
One of the best places to experience the festival is in the city of Mumbai. Dahi Handi competitions take place at hundreds of locations across the city. The huge ISKCON temple complex in the beach side suburb of Juhu, and ISKCON Chowpatty (Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir) in South Mumbai also have special festival programs.

In Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna in northern India, temples are brightly decorated for the occasion, many with displays depicting important scenes from the life of Lord Krishna.



How Can Be Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2020