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Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth … Wikipedia
2015 Date: September 5, 2015
2016 Date: August 25, 2016
Observances: Fasting, praying
Type of holiday: Religious celebration
Mathura, Sep 4: Ahead of the joyful Krishna Janmashtami festivities starting on Saturday, security has been beefed-up in and around Mathura with intensified frisking at bus and railway station. “The security would be ensured with the better coordination of paramilitary force and civil police at the two shrines of Sri Krishna Janmasthan”, DG security Gopal Gupta, who came to assess security arrangements on the occasion of Janmastami said. Since the concentration of pilgrims is more on the occasion of Janmastami, the administration is more watchful on the safety of two shrines at Sri Krishna Janmasthan. “The security of the two shrines would be monitored with 10 watch towers. The entire city area including both the shrines have been divided into three Zones and 12 sectors”, DM Rajesh Kumar said. While both the shrines have been kept in red zone, the area outside the two shrines has been earmarked as yellow zone and the rest city area has been earmarked as green zone. “Every zone would be under one senior officer of the ADM rank, the entire area would be divided into 12 sectors with magistrate and a Gazetted police officer as incharge of each sector. Also, the frisking at the bus station and railway station has been intensified”, he stated. The force requisitioned from outside has reached here, and besides local force, three Additional SP, 16 Dy. SP, 250 SHO, 1000 constables, 50 lady sub-inspectors, 250 lady constables, two senior TSI, seven TSI, bomb disposal squad and 12 company of PAC would be deployed to ensure foolproof security. In Mathura based Sri Krishna Janmasthan and Dwarkadheesh temple and Vrindaban based Krishna Balram temple, Shah Ji temple and Prem Mandir the Janmastami would be celebrated on 5th September, in rest of the temples of Brijbhumi, it would be celebrated on 6th September this year followed by Nand Mahotsava the next day, Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi, noted Hinduvadi leader said. Radha Raman temple and Radha Damodar temple Vrindaban would become centre of attraction for pilgrims as Janmastami in these temples would be celebrated during day time. A massive procession would also march through the main streets of Vrindaban. “Starting from Govind Ghat after paying obeisance to Yamuna Ji, the Samuhik Nagar Sankirtan Shobha Yatra would start at 4.00 PM and terminate with mass Prasadam ceremony”, the convenor of Shobha Yatra Krishna Gopalanand Deo Mahraj added. PTI Read more about: janmashtami, krishna janmashtami, lord krishna, birth, god, hindus, festival, celebrations, indian festivals, mathura, uttar pradesh by TaboolaSponsored LinksYOU MAY LIKE When Can a Personal Loan Provide You Tax Benefits? Bajaj Finserv सुरूर जब सिर चढ़कर बोला, तो ऐसे सड़क पर हंगामा किया शराबी गर्ल्स ने Dainik Bhaskar Experts shocked, as new trick saves online shoppers thousands in India Madbid.com 5 Fashion Blunders by Bollywood Celebrities Ask me.com Top Mutual Funds to Invest in 2015. Invest Instantly Fundsindia.com 5 Ways to Increase Your Annual Income Scripbox by TaboolaMore From Our Site Sheena Bora Murder: When police fooled Indrani Mukerjea in jail Mikhail my adopted son: Indrani Mukerjea tells lawyers Sensational Sheena Bora Murder Case: When Indrani encountered with husband Peter Mukerjea in jail
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|Also called||Janmashtami / Shri Krishna Jayanti|
|Date||Shravan, Krishna Paksha,Ashtami|
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Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply asJanmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravan (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna’s youthful days, theDahi Handi celebrate God’s playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav, which celebrates the occasion when Nanda Baba distributed gifts to the community in honour of the birth.
Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva. 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.  Krishna belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki and her husband Vasudeva.
Mathura (in present day Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh) was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna’s parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. King Kansa, Devaki’s brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Afraid of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki‘s eighth son, Kansa had the couple locked in a prison cell. After Kansa killed the first six children, and Devaki’s apparent miscarriage of the seventh (which was actually a secret transfer of the infant to Rohini as Balarama), Krishna was born.
Following the birth, Vishnu ordered Vasudeva to take Krishna to Gokul to Nanda and Yashoda, where he could live safely, away from his Uncle Kansa. Vasudeva took Krishna with him and crossed theYamuna to reach Gokul. There, everyone was asleep; so he quietly kept him there and returned with Yashoda‘s daughter. Kansa, thinking her to be Devki’s eight child, threw her on a stone. But she rose into the air and transformed into Yogmaya (who is Vishnu’s helper) and warned Kansa about his death. Then, she disappeared. Krishna grew up in Gokul with his brother, Balram. He then returned toMathura and killed Kansa with the help of Balram.
Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna’s infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.
Janmaashtami or Gokulashtami, popularly known in Mumbai and Pune as Dahi Handi, is celebrated as an event which involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot (handi) filled with buttermilk(dahi), which is tied at a convenient height. The topmost person tries to break the handi by hitting it with a blunt object. When the handi breaks, the buttermilk is spilled over the entire group. This event is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter. A participant in this festival is called a Govinda or Govinda pathak.
Many such Govinda pathaks compete with each other, especially for the prize money. These groups are called mandals or handis and they go around the local areas, attempting to break as many pots as possible every August. The event, since the 2000s, has gathered a political flavour, and it is common for political parties and rich community groups to offer prizes amounting to lakhs of rupees. Local celebrities and Bollywood actors also participate. Some of the popular handis are at Dadar, Lower Parel, Worli, Mazgaon, Lalbaug, Thane in Mumbai and Babu Genu, Mandai in Pune. Cash and gifts are offered for Govinda troops to participate; for over 4,000 handis in Mumbai, 2,000 Govinda troops compete for the prizes.
The coastal state of Goa(see:Gomanta Kingdom) has been associated with the Yadavas.Known as Ahstam in Goa,celebrated with great zeal on family level as well as community levels,especially in the temples of Devaki Krishna(perhaps the only temple dedicated to Devaki in India) and Naroa,the ancient town of Kadambas.
Northern and Eastern India
Places in Uttar Pradesh that are associated with Krishna’s childhood, such as Mathura, Gokul and Vrindavan, attract visitors from all over India, who go there to participate in the festival celebrations. People in the city of Dwarka in Gujarat – where Krishna is believed to have established his Kingdom – celebrate the festival by visiting the Dwarkadhish temple. In Jammu, kite flying is an important part of the celebration on his day.
In the eastern state of Odisha, in the region around Puri and in Nabadwip, West Bengali people celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and worship until midnight. Purana Pravachana from the Bhagavata Purana are recited from the 10th Skandha. This section deals with pastimes of Krishna. The next day is called “Nanda Utsav” or the joyous celebration of Krishna’s foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. On this day, people break their fast and offer various cooked sweets during the early hours.
Janmaashtami – popularly known in Assam by the same name– is celebrated in Assam mostly at the homes, Namghars (Assamese: নামঘৰ) and the temples usually though Janmaashtami Nam, pujas and sharing food and Prasad.
Janmaashtami – popularly known in Manipur as Krishna Janma – is a significant festival celebrated at two temples in Imphal, the capital city of Manipur. The first festival is at the Govindaji temple, and the second is at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple.
Gokulashtami or Gokul Ashtami (Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. Gokulashtami is celebrated with great fervor in South India.
In Tamil Nadu, the people decorate the floor with kolams (decorative pattern drawn with rice batter). Geetha Govindam and other such devotional songs are sung in praise of Lord Krishna. They draw the footprints of Lord Krishna from the threshold of the house to the temple, which depicts the arrival of Lord Krishna into the house. A recitation of Bhagwadgita is also a popular practise. The offerings made to Lord Krishna include fruits, betel and butter. Savories believed to be Lord Krishna’s favorites are prepared with great care. The most important of them are Seedai, Sweet Seedai, Verkadalai Urundai. The festival is celebrated in the evening as Lord Krishna was born at midnight. Most people observe a strict fast on this day and eat only after the midnight puja. They also dress the youngest of male child in there family alike Lord Krishna and perform oonjal or swing which is rocked gently and prasadam offered to lord is served first to them.
Andhra Pradesh State Recitation of shlokas and devotional songs are the characteristics of this festival. Another unique feature of this festival is that young boys are dress up as Lord Krishna and they visit neighbors and friends. Different varieties of fruits and sweets are first offered to Lord Krishna and after the puja, these sweets are distributed amongst the visitors. The people of Andhra Pradesh observe a fast too.
Various kinds of sweets are made to offer Gokulnandan on this day. Murukku and Seeddai are prepared in Tamil Nadu. Eatables made of milk and curd are prepared to make offerings to Lord Krishna. Joyful chanting of Lord’s name takes place in quite a few temples of the state. The number of temples dedicated to Sri Krishna are few. The reason being that people have taken to worship him through paintings and not idols.
The Rajagopalaswami Temple in Mannargudi in the Tiruvarur district, Bala Krishna temple at Udupi, Pandavadhoothar temple in Kanchivaram and Krishna temple at Guruvayur are dedicated to the memory of Vishnu’s incarnation as Sri Krishna. Legend has it that it in Guruvayur that the idol of Sri Krishna was installed after the city of Dwarka submerged in the sea.
About eighty percent of the population of Nepal identify themselves as Hindus and celebrate Krishna Janmashtimi. They observe Janmashtami by fasting until midnight. They chant slokas from the Bhagavad Gita and sing religious songs called bhajans. The temples of Lord Krishna are decorated, and bhajans and kirtans are sung or played. The Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square, Narayanhiti Krishnamandir, and other temples of Lord Krishna are the centres for festivities on Krishna Janmaasthimi. Numerous devotees flock to the ancient Krishna temple in old Patan Durbar Square to keep vigil through the revered night of his birth. Observances include people sitting closely together, bodies rocking as women chant the many names of Lord Krisha, such as Narayan, Narayan and Gopal, Gopal. Some sing hymns, others clap their hands, while some others pray. Crowds of men and women edge their way slowly up narrow steps through the seated devotees to the temple’s dark interior, to where the main idol stands. There they offer flowers, coins and food, and wait for a glimpse of the Krishna Janmashtami idol. After the temple priest gives them prasad, they make their way home.
Janmashthami is a national holiday in Bangladesh. On Janmashthami, a procession starts from Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka, the National Temple of Bangladesh, and then proceeds through the streets of Old Dhaka. The procession dates back to 1902, but was stopped in 1948 following the establishment of Pakistan and subsequent attacks by Muslim mobs in Dhaka. The procession was resumed in 1989.
The first ever elected government official in the world to issue proclamation for the celebration Janmashtami is Janet Napolitano, while she was the Governor of Arizona. The festival is also celebrated widely by Hindus in Caribbean in the countries of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the former English colony Fiji as well as the former Dutch colony of Suriname. The Hindus in these countries originated from Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh and are the descendants of indentured immigrants from Tamil Nadu, UP, Bihar, Bengal and Orissa.
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Krishan ko yaad kro to sahara milega.Yeh jeevan na tumko dubara milega.Wish you a very Happy Janmashtami…
May this Janmashtami Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries.. And give you all the love, joy, peace and happiness! _Happy Janmashtmi!
Today is very wonderful day Some one special was born_ Born to fight against inhumanity _Born to save the trust in God… Happy Janamashtami to all of you..
If things are happeing according to your wish,then u r luky but if things not Happening
according to you then krishnas wish. Happy janmashtami…
May da Natkhat Nandlal always give you, lot of joy and happiness and you find peace in Krishna consciousness. Happy Janmashtami..
!! Maakhan khave, Shor machave..
Gopiyon ke sang _Raas rachave,
Murli baja kar Man_ harshave
hai Natkhat Nand_ Gopal…
Wish you A very Happy Janmashtmi
!!Makhan churakar_ jisne khaya,
Bansi bajakar _jisne nachaya,
Khushi manao _uske janm ki,
Jisne duniya ko Prem _shikhaya.
Radha ki bhakti, and Murli ki mithas,
makhan ka taste aur gopiya ka raas
Inhi sabse milke banti hai _janmasthami ka din khas.
Happy janmasthami..Jai Shri Krishan
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