1. About Lord Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna is considered one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. The sole objective of Sri Krishna's birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated deeply in the Bhagwat Gita.
2. About Lord Sri Krishna 1
Lord Krishna appeared in a human body but he had a divine body not composed of the five elements. He did not take any birth here in the usual sense of the term. He did not die. He appeared and disappeared through His Yoga Maya as He has declared in the Gita. This is a secret, known only to His devotees, Yogis and sages.
3. About Lord Sri Krishna 2
Krishna has played various roles during his stay in the world as human body. He was Arjuna's charioteer. He was a master musician, the music of his flute thrilled the hearts of the Gopis and everyone else. He exhibited miraculous powers even as a child and killed many demons. He taught the supreme truth of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava.
4. Janamashtmi Krishna Birthday
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar, this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.
5. Krishnas Birth story
Sri Krishna was born in a prison in the custody of Kansa. Vasudev, his father immediately thought of his friend Nand and decided to hand over his child to him to save Krishna from the clutches of Kansa. Krishna grew up in Gokul and finally killed his uncle, King Kansa.
6. Celebrating the festival
The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa. All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, and aarti.
7. Birth place of Lord Krishna
The Janmashtami celebration of Mathura and Vrindavan is special, since Sri Krishna had spent most of his life here. On this day temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and illuminated. Night long prayers are offered and religious mantras are sung in the temples.
8. How to Celebrate the festival
Festivities begin before dawn and extend all day until midnight, the exact moment of the anniversary of Krishna's appearance. Events include kirtan, singing the Lord's name along with other devotees. Some devotees cook a feast of over one hundred dishes, while others perform drama and dance.
9. Preparation for the festival 1
The home should be clearned and decorate it with flowers and other items. You should pay particular attention to the 'puja ghar' and also the kitchen and the drawing room. The other items that you can use to decorate are the idols and sculptures of Lord Krishna.
10. Preparation for the festival 2
Put the idol of baby Krishna in a cradle and decorate it with flowers and jewels. You can blow the conches at midnight to symbolize the birth hour of Lord Krishna . Further, the deity is invoked by offering milk products in addition to flowers.
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