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Krishna Janmashtami

1. Janmashtami
Welcome Lord Krishna on earth on the day of Janmashtami with happiness and joy. Celebrations and decorations will adorn the country with people all over in the festive spirit to enjoy the Janmashtami. Decked up cities and states with innumerable Janmashtami temples enjoy birth anniversary of Bal Gopal. At 12 in the midnight, bells are rung and conches are blown to mark the auspicious and pious occasion of Janmashtami. So, what are waiting for? Step in the world of festival with 123janmashtami.com. Janmashtami 2014 is up its way to give birth to the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu i.e. Shri Krishna on this earth. There is a historical background related to the birth of the God. People of Mathura were terrorized by its King Kansa who happened to be the maternal uncle of God on Earth after his birth. God decided to put an end to his tyranny and other evil on earth and came down on earth in human form. Janmashtami history relates to the killing of Kansa and the two ferocious demons. The birth of Lord Krishna also spread the message of brotherhood in the country. He stressed on ones karma and preached that one should perform his duties without expecting the results. The Gods teachings can be found in the book of Song of God called Bhagavad Gita. The day of Janmashtami is also celebrated as Dahi handi day in most of the parts of north India People suspend the earthen pot high up in the sky containing milk, butter or curd. Then they form human pyramid and break it. This Janmashtami ritual is similar to the one performed by Lord Krishna. People also perform grand Janmashtami pooja by singing aarti and bhajans. There are some really tasty food and sweets to eat. However, some people observe Janmashtami fast and only eat after the Janmashtami midnight pooja.
2. Janmashtami Arti
Janmashtami aarti is performed when the entireJanmashtami pooja processhas completed. The process involves circulating the aarti around an idol and sing different songs in praise of that Lord. Janmashtami aarti is same as other types of aarti. Krishna Arti Aaratii Yugala Kishora Kii Kiijai | Tana Mana Dhana Sab Arpana Kiijai || Ravi Shashi Koti Vadana Kii Shobhaa | Taahi Nirakha Meraa Mana Lobhaa || Gaura Shyaama Mukha Nikhrata Riijhai l Prabhu Ko Ruupa Nayana Bhara Pijai || Kanchanna Thaala Kapuura Kii Baatii | Hari Aaye Nirmala Bahii Chaatii ||. Phuulana Kii Seja Phuulana Kii Maalaa | Ratna Sinhaasana Baithe Nandalaalaa || Mora Mukuta Kara Muralii Sohai | Natavara Vesha Dekha Mana Mohai || Anga Niila Piita Pata Saarii | Kunja Bihaarii Giravaradhaarii || Shri Purushottama Girivara Dhaarii | Aaratii Karata Sakala Nar Naarii || Nanda Nandana Vrushahaanu Kishorii | Paramaananda Svaamii Avichala Jodii || Janmashtami Arti Jai shri Krishna hare, prabhu jai jai Girdhari, Danav dal balihari, Go dwij hitkari. Jai Govind dayanidhi, Govardhan dhari, Vanshidhar banvari, braj jan priyakari. Ganika godh ajamil, gajpati bhayhari, Arat arti hari, jai mangalkari. Gopalak gopeshwar, draupadi dukhdari, Shabar suta sukhkari, Gautam tiya tari. Jan prahlad pramodak, narhari tanu dhari, jan man ranjankari, diti sut sanhari. Tidwish sut sanrakshak, rakshak manjhari, Pandu suvan shubhkari, kaurav madhari. Manmath manmath mohan, murli rav kari, Vrindavipin bihari, yamuna tat chari. Agh bak baki udharak, trinavarta tari, bidhi surpati madhari, kansa muktikari. Shesh mahesh saraswati, gun gavat hari, Kal kirti vistari, bhakt bheeti hari. Narayan sharnagat, ati agh aghhari, Pad raj pawankari, chahat hitkari
3. Janmashtami Bhajans
Janmashtami bhajans is essentially centered on Radhey Shyam. It describes His benevolence to mankind. His early childhood and the raas leela is also described in some of the other bhajans. Besides, preachings of God and description of His lifes glory is also the subject of the bhajan. Moreover, bhajans that Meera, one of the famous devotees of Krishna, sang are very famous till today. In fact, people all over the world are acquainted with these popular Meera bhajans.Darsh Do Mohe Girdhari.. Darsh Do Mohe Girdhari More pranpriye Krishna, more pyare Girdhari, Darsh do mohe, More pran chhootat jat. Main neech nirbal prani, chahta jana chhodd duniya ka sath, Darsh do mohe, more pran chhootat jat. moh maya ke is bhanwar se ,do mujhe ab ubhar, Darsh do mohe, more pran chhootat jat. Karm ki gathariya ho gayi bhari, karo mera uddhar, Darsh do mohe , more pran chhootat jat. Sumiran kar tera antim kshan mein, mujhe milega swarg ka dwar, Darsh do mohe , more pran chhootat jat. More Pyare Girdhari. Sun lo ab arz humari, Darsh de mohe , more pran chhootat jat Bhajo Radhe Govinda.. Bhajo Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Govinda Gopala Tera pyara naam hai Gopala Tera pyara naam hai Nandalala Tera pyara naam hai Mor mukat maathe tilak viraje Gale vaijanthimala Gale vaijanthimala Koi kahe Vasudev ka Nandan Koi kahe Nandalala Koi kahe Nandalala Bhajo Radhe Govinda . . . Gaj aur Grehe lade jal bitar Jal mein chakra chalaya Jal mein chakra chalaya Jab jab bhid padi bhagaton par Nanggi pairin dhaya Nanggi pairin dhaya Bhajo Radhe Govinda. Rang le khudko, Murari ke rang.. Rang le khudko, Murari ke rang Jeevan ke sab rang hain jhoote Rang lo mohe, apne rang mein Murari. Mrigtrishna ke is jaal se ab karo mukti humari, Rang lo Mohe, apne rang mein Murari. Dukh sukh, paap punya hain aane jane. Rang lo mohe, apne rang mein Murari Mayajaal ke rang hai kacche, bas tohre naam ke pukke, Rang lo mohe, apne rang mein Murari Tohre naam se hoga is bhav sagar ka paar Rang lo mohe, apne rang main Murari Mere Pyare Madan Gopal .. Choti choti gaiyan, chote chote gawaal, chote se mere, madan gopal mor mukut mathe saaje, gale mein swaranmaal, chote se mere madan gopal Kaano mein karanphool, haathon mein ratnajadhit hath haar, chote se mere madan gopal pitamber saaje tan pe, uspe sundar motiyon ki maal chote se mere madan gopal pairon mein jhanjhar sohe, jab nache hari angana dwaar. Chote se mere madan gopal Bhaye sab ke mann ko bal gopal,Karke solah shringar, chote se mere Madan Gopal Nandlal Tohri Mahima Aparampar.. Mere pyare nandlal, kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan, janam liya mathura nagariya, karne danavon ka sanghar kaise karoon tohri mahima ka Bakhan. Janam data thi Devki Mata, Yashoda ko bhi diya maa ka samman kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan Putana ko mukt kiya, har liye Kansa ke pran kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan. Gopiyon sang raas kiya, Radha ko diya sampurna pyar. Kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan. Chaliyon sang chal kiya, deeno sang seedha vyavhar, kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan. Pandavon ka saath diya, Kauravon ko diya pachhar, kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan. Mere pyare nandlal kaise karoon tohri mahima ka bakhan Darshan Do Ghanshyam.. Darashan do ghanashyam naath mori Ankhiyan pyaasi re Man mandir ki jyoti jagaado, Ghat ghat basi re Mandir mandir murat teri Phir bhi naa dikhe surat teri Yug bite naa aai milan ki Puranamasi re Dwaar dayaa kaa jab tu khole Pancham sur mein gungaa bole Andhaa dekhe langadaa chal kar Pahunche kasi re Paani pi kar pyaas bujhaun Nainon ko kaise samajhaaun Aankh michauli chhodo ab Man ke basi re Nibarl ke bal dhaan nidharn ke Tum rakhwaale bhakt janon ke Tere bhajan mein sab sukh paun Mite udasi re Naam jape par tujhe naa jaane Unako bhi tu apanaa maane Teri dayaa kaa ant nahin hai He dukh nashi re Aaj phaisalaa tere dwaar par Meri jit hai teri haar par Har jit hai teri main to Charan upaasi re Dwaar khadaa kab se matavaalaa Maange tum se har tumhaari Narasi ki ye binati sunalo Bhakt vilaasi re Laj naa lut jaaye prabhu teri Naath karo naa dayaa mein deri Tin lok chhod kar aao Shyam chudi bechne aaya .. Manihari ka bhesh banaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya Shyam chudi bechne aaya Galiyon mein shor machaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya Radha ne suni Lalita se kahi Mohan ko turant bulaya Shyam chudi bechne aaya, Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya Chudi laal nahi pehnu Chudi hari nahi pehnu Mujhe Shyam rang hai bhaaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Radha pehnan lagi Shyam pehnane lage Radha ne haath badaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya Radha kehne lagi Tum toh chhaliya Bade dheere se haath dabaya Shyam chudi bechne aaya, Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Manihari ka bhesh banaya Shyam chudi bechne aaya, Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya Chhaliya ka bhesh banaya, Shyam chudi bechne aaya.
4. Janmashtami Gift Ideas
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna all over the nation. There are innumerable Janmashtami gift ideas for celebration of the special day of Lord Krishna. 1.Pooja Accessories Pooja accessories can one of the most loved gifts on Janmashtami.Pooja accessories can include anything that can be used for the purpose of performing puja.: pooja diyas puja thali set of incense sticks idols sculptures candles 2.Krishna Images and scuptures There is a rich collection of Hindu deities images and sculptures to be presented on the pious occasion of birthday of Lord Krishna. There is soapstone Lord Krishna idol that would make for a memorable Janmashtami gift item. This idol is in standing position holding a flute in his hand. It looks simply amazing with a sweet smile on its lips. The bright yellow and red colors looks beautiful and brings in festive fervor. There are peacock feathers in his crown, which display rainbow colors. Lord Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The presence of Krishna in any home brings joy and love to every home. So, let your home be blessed by the celestial music of Krishna. You can also choose Radha Krishna images and photos for your home as well as for gifting. There can image of Radha and Krishna in Vrindaban or Krishna image in raas leela. The ISKON Krishna images and sculptures also awesome. The syam rang (dark colored) God looks beautiful in white marble. 3. Dry Fruits Celebrate the occasion of Janmashtami with packets of dry fruits. Gear up to give a delicious surprise to your loved ones on the day of Birthday of Bal Gopal! Wish Happy Janmashtami with packets of dry fruits and sweets.Send best wishes with dry fruits basket. These baskets are filled to the rim and brimming with joy and happiness and will definitely bless you and your family on the birthday of Lord Krishna 4.Gifts Hamper Select some of the best Janmashtami gift hampers and give a pleasant surprise to all your dear ones. Puja Gift Hamper Puja gift hamper can contain all the ingredients required for puja. It will have diyas, candles, puja thali, Bhagwad Gita book, roli, kumkum dibbi, chawal, sweets, fruits and packets of namkeen. Sweets Gift Hamper Sweet gift hamper should contain all kinds of traditional sweets made for the celebration if Janmashtami. It can include kaju burfi, ladoos, sohan halwa, and vermicelli box. Besides, you can also purchase sweets from outside and gift it. If you include packets of salty snacks too in this gift hamper, your friends and relatives would really love it.
5. Legends
Janmashtami legends relates to the different interesting stories of Shri Krishna. Beginning from his birth till the days of his later years, people know Shri Krishna as a Protector of human beings. They still remember and commemorate his birth to honor Him for what He did for humankind. On the day of Janmashtami, people pray to Him to destroy all the evil from this earth and make it the best place to live in. The different Janmashtami legends that gave rise to the celebration of the Janmashtami is very interesting to know. The most famous legendary episode of Janmashtami is the killing of King Kansa who was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, there was a prophecy that declared that the child of Devaki would kill Kansa. And Lord Krishna was that child who was born to Devaki but was brought up by Yashoda and Nand at Gokul. There are many Janmashtami legendary tales regarding Lord Krishna when he was a child. These are known as Bal Leela. These activities of Lord Krishna were also to save the people of Mathura (his birth place) and Gokul. Killing of She demon Putana and other devil Trinivarta is worth mentioning. It was while killing demoness Putana that the fair complexioned Shri Krishna turned dark. He had actually sucked the poisoned milk from her breast. Lord Krishna also tamed a huge snake called Kalia, who live in the River Yamuna and who had terrorized the people of Gokul. It is said that Lord Krishna lifted the Mount Govardhan in order to save the people of Gokul from the thundershowers and storm sent by Lord Indra?God of thunder. Known as a cowherd boy or Govinda and Gopala, Lord Krishna is one of the most revered Gods. There are numerous tales regarding his divine magic and help extended to people.
6. Jhaankis
Janmashtami jhankis or Janmashtami tableaux makes the celebration merrier and more exciting. It is indeed, one of the most vital aspects of the Janmashtami celebrations. The Indian heritage brims with a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. People believe that there are celestial powers and that it plays an influential role in our lives. And among all the deities the most loves is Lord Krishna. Hence, people celebrate Janmashtami with pomp, enthusiasm and special Janmashtami tableaux or jhankis. The word jhanki means to look into the past. Hence, Janmashtami jhankis are arranged on the different themes relating to the past life of the Lord Krishna, his childhood, boyhood, his raas leela and other incidents of his life. The most important arrangement for Janmashtami celebration is that of baby Krishna. Hence, special stress is given on jhankis showing scenes from Lord Krishna s childhood. Besides, devotees also make beautiful jhulans or cradles for the baby Bal Gopal. Janmashtami jhankis or Janmashtami tableaux makes the celebration merrier and more exciting. It is indeed, one of the most vital aspects of the Janmashtami celebrations. The Indian heritage brims with a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. People believe that there are celestial powers and that it plays an influential role in our lives. And among all the deities the most loves is Lord Krishna. Hence, people celebrate Janmashtami with pomp, enthusiasm and special Janmashtami tableaux or jhankis. The word jhanki means to look into the past. Hence, Janmashtami jhankis are arranged on the different themes relating to the past life of the Lord Krishna, his childhood, boyhood, his raas leela and other incidents of his life. The most important arrangement for Janmashtami celebration is that of baby Krishna. Hence, special stress is given on jhankis showing scenes from Lord Krishna s childhood. Besides, devotees also make beautiful jhulans or cradles for the baby Bal Gopal.

Some other Janmashtami jhankis include: Kaliya Mardan (killing the black snake Kaliya Naga or serpent) Kansha Vadha (killing Kansha) Lifting the Govardhan Parvat (Mount Govardhan) Actually, jhankis are the miniature representation of a village made of clay where the humans are represented by dolls, men and women. They are beautifully clad with embroidered and bejeweled lehangas, dhotis and kurtas. In the evening, streets are filled with children and people in order to get the glimpse of these jhankis. Illuminated by colored lights and decked up with flowers, the human jhanjis as well as doll jhankis look really amazing and wonderful. People across the world come to see these Janmashtami jhanki procession. Check out some of the most popular Janmashtami jhankis on the festival of Janmashtami: Birth of Lord Krishna Jhanki Vasudev carrying baby Madan Mohan (name of the God) across River Yamuna Jhanki Exchange of Lord Krishna with the Baby Girl Jhanki King Kansa killing the Baby Girl Jhanki Baby Krishna in a Cradle in Gokul Jhanki
7. Rituals
Various customary observances mark the day of Janmashtami. Different rites and Janmashtami rituals mark the day and welcome the young Krishna on the earth. Observed on the eighth day of the new moon in the lunar month of Bhadra, Janmashtami is the most pious festival of India. According to the Gregorian calendar, it corresponds to the month of August or September. At midnight, people perform Janmashtami pooja with all Janmashtami rituals, customs and traditions Bathing of the baby idol of Lord Krishna, ringing of bells, singing of Krishna prayers and aartis are vital part of Janmashtami rituals. From morning people start preparing for the Janmashtami pooja and great midnight event. Observing of the daylong fast is another important tradition of Janmashtami. If people observe fast, after the pooja is over they break it by eating only phalahaar that includes milk and milk products, fruits and singhare ki puri . Others enjoy some of the special delicacies of the day like murukku, gopalkala and aloo/arwi chaat. Chanting of mantras is yet another observance of the day. For the pooja, people and Brahmins take bath in the holy water. They wear new clothes, preferably yellow as Lord Krishna was born clad in yellow attire all decked up with emeralds. At midnight, they bathe the idol of the Lord with pure Gangajal i.e. water from the holy River Ganges, milk, ghee and honey. It is also a custom to pour these ingredients onto the Lord through the conch. Then they decorate the Janmashtami pooja thali with all the necessary puja items and perform pooja. Decorating of pooja thali with roli, tika, chawal, incence sticks diya and a red cloth is very necessary as these are auspicious and bring good luck and prosperity in the family. Sometimes before the pooja is performed, people organize Janmashtami bhajan sammelan for hours. A lead member sings the bhajans and all the devotees sing after him. All the songs are in praise of the God and invoke him for blessings.
8. History
Janmashtami is the day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Every year in India, people celebrate Janmashtami with lot of fervor and enthusiasm. There is lot of enjoyment and merrymaking with lots of Janmashtami activities. One of the most popular is the breaking of dahi handi or the butter pot. We all know about Janmashtami celebrations, so let us know about the Janmashtami history. Janmashtami history dates back to thousand years. People have come to know about the different legends of Janmashtami through scholars and other elderly people. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born for killing Kansa and other demons, to free the earth from all sources of evil, to spread the message of brotherhood and to aid Arjun (one of the Pandavas) during the epic battle of Kurukshetra. Some scholars and historians tell us that it was due to the extreme tyranny of King Kansa and other demons that Lord Vishnu decided to take birth on the earth in human form. Hence, Lord Krishna was born. Legends have it that people of Mathura were suffering under the rule of Kansa. He had put his father King Ugrasen in prison and declared himself to be the King. However, he was very cruel. One day, the heavenly voice declared that he would be killed by one of the children of his sister Devaki. Since then, Kansa became insecure and planned to kill all the children of Devaki and Vasudeva. But all his efforts failed and ultimately King Kansa was killed. On the day of Janmashtami, people bathe the baby Krishna and perform elaborate and grand Janmashtami pooja. On this day, Lord Vishnu is invoked to bestow us with good luck and prosperity; to fulfill all our wishes. Besides, the historical background of Janmashtami tells us that Lord Krishna loved milk and milk products. Hence, people prepare delicious delicacies on this day especially from milk, butter and curd.
9. Celebrations
Janmashtami celebrations will round up the worship of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is on 05th September 2015.There is hustle and bustle all over the country prior to the exact day. People go for shopping and purchase new clothes for themselves as well as for the newborn baby. On the Janmasthami day, sweets shops remain busy with new customers. People even prepare delicious and mouth watering dishes at home. They also make sweets at home. So, if you want to enjoy Janmashtami, come to Janmashtami celebrations with 123janmashtami.com. Janmashtami celebrations are organized in a grand way in places like Vrindhavan, Mathura and Dwaraka. Besides, these are one of the most famous places of pilgrimage for Indians. Lord Krishna was born in Mathura and hence, people celebrate Janmashtami with great zest and fervor. Bal Gopal is bathed at midnight, adorned with new pitambari clothes (yellow colored clothes) and cradled the whole night. Bells ate rung and conches are blown, grand Janmashtami pooja takes place and arrti is performed. Devotees fill the air Janmashtami bhajans and with resounding Hare Rama and Hare Krishna words. In this, people celebrate Janmashtami pooja. They enjoy the birth anniversary of the Gopalji by dancing, singing and feasting. Janmashtami Celebrations in Dwarka Dwarka, the city of Gold, is the abode of Lord Krishna and this is the place where he settled for around five thousand years before leaving Mathura.Dwarka means door to salvation . It was in the state of Gujarat. In fact, Lord Krishna and his brother Balrama established the city. Legends have it that after the death of the Lord, the city got submerged in the sea. The Dwarkadheesh temple in Dwarka is very popular for its huge and grand Janmashtami celebration. Devotees from all the country visit the place during the month of Shravana to celebrate the anniversary of Lord Krishna. The Aboti Brahmins of the city is known to perform the daily routine of the Janmashtami pooja. It is known as nitya kram of the Lord. The day of the Janmashtami celebration in Dwarka breaks with mangla aarti performed in almost all the temples of the city. Then the brushing and cleaning of the Dwarkadheesh is done. And the darshans are allowed to devotees. The God is also offered Banta Bhog or milk and milk products. Then Lord is given holy bath. After this, the Lord is adorned with clothes and ornaments. And for a little while in the evening, the Lord is allowed to sleep. The actual Janmashtami celebration in Dwarka begins at around 11 pm. At this time, He is decked up with precious stones and diamonds. He is offered utsav bhog to eat. And then devotees are allowed to make their offerings. At exact 12, aarti is performed and sung. The idol of the Lord is rocked in the bejeweled cradle. Even devotees are allowed one by one to rock the cradle and get blessed. Puja is completed after two hours and is rounded up with mahabhog offered to the Lord.
10. Janmashtami Facts
Know about the different Janmashtami facts on this page of fact file. It will provide you most fascinating information on Janmashtami and its celebrations. This page will serve as a snapshot of information for you. Check out some of informative Janmashtami facts here: Janmashtami is celebrated on ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon. According to some scholars, Krishna was born on 19th July 3228 B.C.E. The term Krishna in Sanskrit means black . Lord Krishna belonged to the clan of Yadavas. Janmashtami is celebrated around eight days after Raksha Bandhan. South India celebrates Gokulashtami with fruits, prasadam and devotional songs. Maharashtra celebrates the festival by breaking of dahi handi . Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnastami Lord Krishna with Radhaji is worshipped on this day. Besides, some people also worship Shri Krishna s brother Balaram as well as sister Subhadra on the day of Janmashtami. Lord Krishna was born in Mathura but was brought up in Gokul Mathura has around 400 temples dedicated to Nandgopal. Lord Krishna is known by around 108 names in the world. Raas Leela is the most famous dance performance of Lord Krishna that is still observed in India. Krishna s teachings are world famous and can be found in the book called Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna assisted Arjuna one of the Pandavas for the battle of Krukshetra. Since 1966, the devotion of Lord Krishna spread to other countries like America, Europe, Africa, Russia and South America. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was instrumental in creating awareness among people. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was founder of the ISKCON movement. In fact, his guru? Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura instructed him to write about Shri Krishna in English and to share the philosophy of Gaudiya Vaishnava with people in the Western world. 123janmashtami.com offers you interesting information regarding Janmashtami facts. Keep browsing the pages of the website for more insights.


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