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Brief about the festival of Janmashtami

India is a land of diversity, and so there are people from all the different religions, who are spending their sorrows and happiness together. It is the only country where we celebrate different numbers of festivals in a year. The best thing with the citizen of India is that they celebrate all the festival with complete happiness and enjoyment. Festivals have their own importance and so they play a very important role in our life. We are having number of major festivals like Christmas, Diwali, Idd, Holi, Dussehra, Janmashtami, and so on.

Janmashtami is considered as one of the major festival of Hindu religion. The birth date of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami. This celebration is being celebrated in all parts of the globe with complete enthusiasm and zeal in the month of Shravan on the eight day of the Krishna Paksh. The devotees of Lord Krishna celebrate this festival with immense devotion and fondness. Dwarka, Vrindavan, and Mathura are some of the leading places where the celebration is observed with elevated energy, heartiness, and passion. These are some of the places where Lord Krishna spends his entire life.

When is Janmashtami

26th August 2024 Monday will celebrate as Janmashtami festival. In 2025, 16th August Saturday will celebrate as Krishna Janmashtami. 04th September 2026 Friday and 25th August 2027 Wednesday will celebrate as Janmashtami festival.

Process of Janmashtami Vrat Puja

Devotees observe full day fast on this day and it will accomplish after midnight aarti. People make Krishna Jhanki in their home temple and visit temple for puja also. They present milk, butter, fruits, flowers and other sweet items to Krishna.

Celebration of Janmashtami

On the very special auspicious day of Janmashtami, the devotees of Lord Krishna keep fast for the entire day. On this day the devotees spend their complete time in worshipping the idol of Lord Krishna and keeping the vigil all through the night, they also listen to the exploits and tales, song devotional songs and recite hymns from the holy book Gita.

Vrindavan and Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna rejoice this festival with great show and pomp. Religious play and Raslilas are performed to remake incidents from the past life of Lord Krishna and to memorize his love for Radha.

Dance and song mark the festivity of this celebration in the entire northern part of the India. In the middle of the night the idol of Lord Krishna is bathed and then put in the cradle, which is generally rocked, amidst the rage of ringing bells and conch shells. In the different states of Maharashtra the people generally hang the earthen pots with full of curd and butter; this is done to perform the childhood of the Krishna. There are several other related activities which are being performed during the celebration of Janmashtami. This festival is also celebrating in schools as the student from the junior section take the get up of Lord Krishna.

Mantra for Janmashtami Puja

Various mantras are used during the puja:

Idam Falam Mayaa Dev Sthapit Pur-Tastav |

Ten Me Safalaanitti Bharavejanmani Janmani ||”

Om Poongifalam Mahadivyam Naagvallee Dalairyutam |

Elaa-Choornaadi Sanyuktam Taambulam Pratigrihayantaam ||”

Benefits of Janmashtami Puja

  • For getting blessings from Lord Krishna
  • To get success in career
  • For long life and good health
  • For peace of mind