Janmashtmi festivalOn the eve of Lord Vishnu's Avatar Krishna Janmashtami or Hindu calendar, on the eighth day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapad (Krishna Paksha) is celebrated on earth.
Celebrate periodThe festival begins with fasting (Saptami, Seventh Day) on the last day, after which there is night-long vigilance celebrating Krishna's birth at night, and to keep Gokula safe for immediate removal by his father. At midnight, the idol of Shishu Krishna is washed, which is kept in a cot and is worshiped.
After the excitement, after the morning prayers and worship, the devotee broke his fast with the food which was given to Krishna for the first time. During the afternoon hours, "Dahi-Handy" custom is celebrated. It is customary to break the pottery filled with butter, which is high on a rope on this day. Hundreds of people join hands to make human pyramids so they can reach the utensils. But the important factor is that people surrounded by pyramids keep throwing water on the pyramid group.
After the breaking of hands, there are great mid-day festivals, where extended families generally meet. Milk and other dairy products, especially sweets made from butter, are traditionally prepared for this occasion.
Devotees sing songs and dance festivals. Ras Leela is used to recreate events from the life of Krishna and celebrate his love for Radha. In the homes and temples, Krishna Mantras of 'Haram Ram, Hare Krishna' and all Gujarati puja are full of Lord Krishna and celebrate his birth with great birth and joy.
Janmashtami fairs are organized at various places in Gujarat. According to this legend, it is believed that Yadav, the descendants of Lord Krishna, left Mathura town and settled in the city of Dwarka for the improvement and continuity of their clan. Therefore, in Gujarat, Dwarka celebrates the birth of Mahashastami in the middle of the night with the birth of Lord Krishna, who are decorated with a crown in the form of a child and sit on a cot. Janmashtami celebrates the festival of Dwarka Temple in Gujarat, Dakor and Krishna Temple, with great holy festivals.
HistoryAccording to Puran Krishna, in the midnight, on the 8th moon day (Ashtami) of the Vaing Moon of Smavanya month, the birth of Rohini at the Moon was born at the entrance to the asteroid. This day is marked as Janmashtami. Krishna is one of the most worshiping deities in India and is related to Hindu Trinity. He is considered one of the eight incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The story of Krishna's birth is an interesting one. The story goes like this: One day Mother Earth was scared by the number of sins being done on her surface. He went to Lord Lord Brahma and appealed to him for help. After hearing Brahma, he appealed to Lord Vishnu who said that he will be born on earth and his incarnation will destroy all kinds of sins being done on earth.
At that time, Mathura was in a miserable state because Devaki's brother Kans put his father Raja Ugrasen in jail and declared himself a new king. In order to eliminate his evil rule, Lord Vishnu decided to take birth in human form. As such, in the marriage ceremony of Devaki and Vasudev, there was a divine prophecy which declared that Vasudev's eighth son would kill Kansa. To save himself, Kans participated to kill his sister, but after being convinced by Vasudeva, he left the idea of murder that he would hand over all his children to the brace. Kans put his father-in-law and sister in jail. Kans killed all six babies immediately after birth. Due to divine intervention, the seventh child (Balram) was rescued, when he was transferred from the womb of Devaki to Rohini (Vasudev's second wife).
As Devaki had imagined the eighth child, everything was around with generosity and majestic beauty. Lord Krishna was born in a divine form with a lotus with lotus, in his palms there were signs of lotus, while his only natural symbols are. He was dressed in ornaments and was wearing a crown. As soon as he was born in midnight, a series of incidents surprised Vasudev, when he saw that the doors of the cell were open and all the guards slept.
He immediately thought about his close friend Nand in Gokul and decided to hand over his child to save them from a group of brackets. While crossing Yamuna, Vasudev reached Nand's residence and exchanged his son with Nand's daughter. Upon reaching the jail, the door closed behind him and it was again chained, as if nothing happened in the middle. The guard also wakes up and after hearing the cry of the child, informed the arc about the eighth child's birth. As soon as the arc arrived to kill the child, he slipped out of his hand and flew towards the sky, declaring that the destruction of the arc was born and was safe.
The celebrationThroughout India, Hindus fast on this day and read the life stories and teachings of Shri Krishna who note in Bhagavad Gita as 'Shlok'. The temples of Lord Krishna have been decorated in the most beautiful manner and the children have been decorated in the form of their spiritual beloved Lord Krishna and Radhika. Plays depicting scenes from Krishna Leela or Krishna's life, especially from childhood, plays are performed. In midnight, when Lord Krishna was believed to have been born, 'Aarti' is done and people break their celebrations by making festivals specially prepared for the occasion with sweet and delicious dishes. In many parts, the children's image of Krishna is installed in a swing and special food is offered specially 'Makhan' (butter) and 'mishri' (Chinese cubes).
Popular placeJanmashtami is such a festival which is celebrated equally in North and South India. Already preparing for beginners weeks. Different parts of the country celebrate the festival separately In South India, festivals are the most popular in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. At both places, the statue of Lord Krishna has been placed in a decorated manpa. Bhaktik (snacks and sweets in Sanskrit) are specially prepared for the festival, and are presented to Lord Krishna. Along with this, their favorite fruits are also offered. In some parts of Karnataka, Chakli, Avalakki and Belada Panacca are specially prepared for festivals. In North India, festivals are not less than extraordinary and superb.
While Gokul and Vishwanavan (God's birth and rising place) Krishna celebrates the festival in the Janmabhoomi to come to the place of herds of visitors' visitors, in different parts, different events are held and in order to mark the occasion, various rituals let's practice. Dahi-Handy is organized in the cities of Mumbai and Pune, in which a group of men make human pyramid so that the high hanging vessels of butter reach and break it. In the states of Dwarka in Gujarat and eastern states of Orissa and West Bengal, people celebrate it with fasting and worship at midnight. Although the rituals practiced differ from one region to another, yet the soul and devotion of God is equal everywhere. Thus, it would not be wrong to say that Krishna is the most loved and celebrated Lord in India.