Krishna Janmasthmi is an Important Festival of Hindus and Carries a Significant meaning religiously as well as spiritually.
On this day, Hindus celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna on Earth. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna paksha of the Bhadrapada month according to the Hindu calendar.
It is believed that Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Vishnu. He took birth for killing Kansa, the unreligious demon king of Mathura and other demons, to establish a kingdom of peace and religion on earth and to spread the message of brotherhood and humanity. In his preaching to Arjuna in the Holy Bhagavad Gita he says Whenever the balance of the universe is disturbed by external interference from any of its parts, then I reveal myself as the Power of eternal balancing. For the protection of those who are in harmony, and the rectification of everything disharmonious, I incarnate myself at every juncture of time. So, it is assumed that the form of God will return back on earth for the establishment of peace, religion and prosperity in society once again when required.
The celebration of Janmashtami is also a way to commemorate his holy deeds on earth for the mankind.
Based on scriptural details and astrological calculations, the date of Krishna’s birth, known as Janmashtami, is 18 July 3228 BCE and he lived until 18 February 3102 BCE. (Wikipedia)
In All Parts of County (India) Janmastmi is celebrated at large scale. Hindus Celebrate the festival by observing a fast of this day and eating fruits and worshipping Lord krishna. They decorate temples, homes, prepare sweets throughout the day. in Night after 12 Pm After Puja fast is been opened. People dance, perform Krishna acts etc. In many cities Dahi Handi is been celebrated at very large scale.
Spiritual Significance of Krishna Janmastmi
Lord Krishna Appears on earth in midnight. it has deep meaning in this. Since midnight is considered as time of darkness and evil, appearing of God At this times signifies that light and positivity is larger than darkness and it floats a message to the world that whenever darkness increases, Light appears in Form of Lord. Also When Lord Appears in Darkness (Midnight) Darkness starts diminishing and appearance of morning means positive beginning and hopes starts.
The Lord appeared in a prison cell and then freed His parents. This indicates that all of us who are shackled by our own self destructive desires can be freed by the Lord who appears in our heart, which is like a prison house.
Lord Krishna imparted Great Knowledge in Form of Geeta Gyan which is still considered as biggest source of spiritual knowledge which if imparted in life can lead to salvation and moksha.
Happy Janmasthmi To All
May Lord Krishna Gives You all Health, Wealth, Knowledge and Peace this Year & Always
Jai Shree Krishna
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