Janmashtami 2022 – Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of the Lord of the Universe Krishna is celebrated on the 8th day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravabna all over the world with pomp and show. This year Janmashtami Date is August 18, 2022 which is a Saturday, the Mahurat for the Nishita Puja is from 12:01 am to 12:46 am midnight. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born to Devki and Vasudeva on this day and thus the rituals and customs for Krishna Janmashatami include fasting, Bhog, Dahi Handi, Jhanki, Rasleela etc. Celebrate birthday of the Krishna with these Bhajans, Songs, Images and Jhanki Decoration Ideas.
Janmashtami is a very auspicious Tithi for the Hindus who follow Vaishnav tradition. The Ras Lilas & Krishna Lilas during this time totally enchant the heart and the soul of the onlooker. Just being a spectator of Lord Krishna’s stories takes you back to the Yug where Lord Krishna actually lived. This Krishna Janmashtami will mark the 5246’s birthday of the heavenly Lord. Scroll below for more information like Janmashtami Date, History, Songs, Food, Images and Celebration Ideas.
Happy Krishna Janmashtami Images
Any occasion in India is incomplete without the sharing of images. The Images of Janmashtami festival from Mathura is usually very popular among the audience as Mathura was the place where Lord Krishna was born. Another set of hit Janmashtami photos include images of Janmashtami celebration, Krishna Images and Krishna in Janmashtami Images. Check out our list and download your favorite in HD quality.
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Krishna Janmashtami Status and Wishes
We always love to wish our near and dear ones on special occasions, if you are also planning to wish friends and family then choose the best Janmashtami wishes from the below section. Besides wishing, you can also use these Janmashtami Quotes for updating Janmashtami status and quotes on your whatsapp and facebook profiles.
” May the festival of Janmashtami bring you joy, peace and love.”
” May Lord Krishna shower his blessings on you and may every Janmashtami bring lots of happiness for you and your family.”
” May you find your love on this Janmashtami, Gopis may shower their love and affection! Happy Janmashtami.”
” The day of love and fortune, the day of birth Lord Krishna, a lover a friend and a divine Guru.”
” Let us celebrate this day with joy, dance and music in every mind, every heart and every soul.”
” Celebrate the birth of the almighty, spread the bliss of Janmashtami, wishing you and your family the best.”
” May the blessings of the almighty bring lots of joy.”
” It’s better to perform one’s duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another.”
” May Lord Krishna steal all your worries and replace them with peace, love and joy.”
” A gift is pure when it is given to the right person at the right time expecting nothing in return. Happy Janmashtami.”
Sing along Janmashtami Songs
Without melodious and sweet honey laden Bhajans and Songs, the Krishna Ras Leela remains incomplete. Many like Maiyaa Yashoda and Mai Nahi Makhan Khayo remain popular amidst the celebrations. Being one of the most admirable lord of the universe, many people dress their kids like Lord Krishna for the celebrations and performances. You can scroll below to check out the list of Krishna Janmashtami Songs.
#1 Arti Kunj Bihari Ki
Well, these melodious wordings are not a song but a Holy Aarti of Lord Krishna which is sung during his birth. A very sweet expression of appreciation for the good lord, this arti is sure to fetch blessings from the Lord Almighty.
#2 Bhajans by Jagjit Singh
Late Shri Jagjit Singh was considered the Ghazal Maestro of India. His voice and the ghazals totally touch one’s heart and soul. Here is a collection of Janmashtami Bhajans by Jagjit Singh which will sweep all the listeners off their feet.
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The celebration of Janmashtami is big affair all over India. Although, the celebrations are carried out every where, the main lit celebration is seen in the Mathura and Vrindavan city. Just when the month of August begins, pilgrims from all over the world start gathering in the birth place of Lord Krishna to catch a glimpse of the activity. Check out the below ways in which you can celebrate Janmashtami.
Decorate Krishna’s Jhula or Swing
There is utmost importance of Krishna Jhula ie Swing on the occasion of Janmashtami and thus is very important to decorate it in a beautiful way. All you have to do is purchase a metal swing ( easily available in market), decorate it with flowers, fruits, lights, characters and you are done.
Distribute Makhan and Mishri
Makhan and Mishri are considered as the staple dish of Janmashtami festivities. It is also the most favorite of Lord Krishna. Hence, purchase the ingredients from market and distribute it as Prasad.
Be a part of Dahi Handi
Lord Krishna was famous for stealing butter and Mishri from his neihbour’s house and to pay tribute to that practice, Dahi Handi is organised in almost all parts of India. A decorated handi with some butter is hung at a usual height and a group of people create a pyramid to bring it down.
From United States of America to India, Lord Krishna is worshiped by millions and billions of followers, the credit for which goes to Srila Prabhupada who many years ago took an initiative to spread the name of Krishna all around the world. His efforts took a golden turn and people from different countries came to know about the only truth of the Universe.
The International society for Krishna Consciousness also known as the ISKCON was thus founded by the Prabupadha in the year 1966. Today, ISKCON celebrates Krishna Janmashtami in one of the most exquisite ways that one can every imagine. The celebrations include Shri Krishna Jhankis, Quiz about Krishna, Dance and Drama, Radha Krishna Village Altar and Plays, Cow Dung Informative Lectures, Kirtans etc. Check iskcon.org for more information.
Janmashtami Celebration in Mathura
It is believed that Lord Krishna was born to Mata Devki and Vasudeva in Mathura. Situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura was once home to evil emperor Kans who kept his sister and brother in law imprisoned for several years straight. During the month of Krishna birth or Shravana, the city is lit with LED lights, decorated with flowers, many plays and events related to Krishna’s life are held over here.
Besides that, laser shows, colorful light shows, prize competitions are held in the city a week before Lord Krishna birth. People make Rangolis in their house and celebrate the festival by making special Bhog or Prasad for the occasion. Dahi Handi is also organised on the occasion.
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Janmashtami Story and History
Lord Krishna is considered as the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu who took birth to end the evils and rampant caused by his uncle Kansa. He was born to Mata Devki and Vasudeva who were imprisoned in the jails of Mathura for several years. According to the Holy scriptures, Kans was a tyrant ruler of Vrishni kingdom. As soon as he heard about an an heavenly oracle that mentioned 8th son of Devki as his doom. He threw his sister and brother in law in prison and killed their all 7 children mercilessly one after the other.
Finally on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha and month of Shravana, the divine power Lord Vishnu took birth as Krishna as his 8th avatar. There was rain, lighting and chaos but Krishna was a divine power. Vasudeva took the baby to his foster parents Yashoda and Nanda to ensure his safety. Lord Krishna grew up and killed Kansa finally. Since, the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm, people keep fasts, make sweets, sing Krishna Bhajans during the midnight hour.
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Happy Janmashtami everyone!