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Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2024: Naughty Krishna is born!

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2024: Naughty Krishna is born!

In the year 2024 Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on Monday, 26th August. Mischievous and sweet Kanha is coming to you on this Janmashtami. Krishnashtami in 2024 welcomes God Krishna to your place with his holy flute. Want to know more about Krishna Janmashtami and its significances read further….

Janmashtami 2024: the advent of Govinda

Janmashtami is one of the most awaited festivals in India. The day of Janmashtami is believed as it brings much festivity and color with it because the mischievous lord Krishna arrives on this day. The day of Janmashtami is celebrated as lord Krishna take incarnation on earth as human being. The word enchanter and Krishna are the synonym of each other. Lord Krishna is the only god who is very naughty and he is also having various names. Lord Krishna also known as Govinda or Kanha.

So, be prepared for all the enchantments and mischief on Krishna Janmashtami in 2024.

The word Janmashtami is made from the amalgamation of two terms Janma and Ashtami. The term Janma means birth and Ashtami means eighth day of month. Lord Krishna took birth on Ashtami. Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami and Saatam Aatham in different parts of the country or globe.

We already discussed that lord Krishna was born on Ashtami of Hindu lunar calendar. Hindu lunar calendar has two parts Shukal Paksh and Krishna Paksh. Lord Krishna was born on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh (dark fortnight). Janmashtami is celebrated in Bhadrapada month. It is celebrated because lord Krishna took birth on this day it also known as Krishna Janmashtami.

When we think about Kanha his ocular image draws in our mind- a holy being with a beautiful flute across his mouth and a peacock quill around his head. The most arresting feature of Kanha is his ability to keep the bridge between spirituality and mischievousness.

Grand celebration is arrange on Janmashtami and people used to sing devotional songs in honour to lord Krishna. This includes Raas Lila, Dahi Handi, etc. Govinda or Krishna has been enchanter with his spirituality and mischievousness, therefore Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is dutiful in a way which maintains balance between both, devotion and joy.

But, who is Kanha and how his activities of mischievous boy turned him into God? Let’s read further to know the genuine reason behind Krishna Janmashtami 2024 or Krishna Jayanti 2024 Celebrations.

Legends of Janmashtami: Krishna Janmashtami 2024

The myth dates back to the period when the king of Mathura was Kansa. In the kingdom of Kansa people are treated with cruelty and at that time life satisfaction become very difficult. An oracle is given to Kansa that eighth born child of his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudeva will kill him. This oracle provoked him and his begin to kill the Childs of Devki and Vasudeva. Whereas Kansa already killed first six Childs, then the seventh child Balrama was born. This seventh child of Vasudeva got transferred from Devaki’s womb to Rohini’s womb it saved the destiny of the child. Rohini was second wife of Vasudeva.

On Asthami of Krishna Paksh of Bhadrapada month as their eighth child lord Krishna born. Vasudeva and Devaki were in immense fear as their eighth child also gets killed by Kansa; Vasudeva took an anxious step to save life of their eighth child Krishna. He decided to send Krishna at Gokul to Nand his friend.

He put small boy Krishna in a basket and put it on head to cross Yamuna River that comes in the way to Gokul from Mathura. Since the river was stormy and this creates difficulty in this way, then Sheshnag covered and protect baby Krishna below his fangs and aid the couple to cross the stormy river.

Yashoda and Nand were actually brought up lord Krishna. When lord Krishna grew up he killed Kansa and frees the mankind from his fright and terror.

Lord Vishnu takes eighth Avtar as lord Krishna. This day is celebrated with joy and happiness as lord Vishnu incarnated as lord Krishna.

Let’s look on the joy involved in celebration of Janmashtami.

Celebrating Krishna Janmashtami

This day of Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated in vibrant patterns. Between all the patterns, there are some which can be tinted the most. Let’s have a look how Krishnashtami will be celebrated in year 2024.

Janmashtami in Dwarka

Ordinarily Janmashtami is celebrated in divine form at Dwarka and same it will be in 2024. In Dwarka , this festival takes a pious mood. On Sri Krishna Janmashtami devotees worship lord Krishna in Dwarkadhish temple it is the centre of attraction at Dwarka Nagri. For almost a century lord Krishna reside at Dwarka. After his decease, it got inundated into the sea. The supreme architect named as Vishwakarma built the city of Dwarka in just two days with numerous places in it.

Precious ornaments are used to decorate the idols of the deity. Mangla arti is performed in morning for lord Krishna. Bhoga and food items made of milk or milk products are offered to lord Krishna after Mangla arti.

After this Sri Krishna get dressed up and curtains are rolled up so, everyone can do Darshan. After, few hours curtains rolled down again for Bhog and Shringar. Then curtains will again roll up in night at 10:30 when Sri Krishna gets to sleep.

The celebration of Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami gets immersed into happiness after 12 at midnight. The entire monument gets keen with the phrase “Nand Ghar Anand Bhaio Jay Kanha Lal ki”, as people welcome Sri Krishna.

The celebration continues for two hours after 12 at midnight to 2:30 pm then the Dwarkadhish Mandir gets closed at 2:30. Same celebrations and rituals will be performed on Sri Krishna Janmashtami in 2024.

The ceremony of Dahi Handi is more popular in west sides like in Mumbai (Maharashtra). Devotees used to organize big events of Dahi Handi at different places on Janmashtami or Krishnashtami.

Dahi Handi

The ritual of Dahi Handi (clay Pot full of curd) is very popular in Maharashtra and especially in Mumbai. This ritual is performed on Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami. On the day of Janmashtami a clay pot known as Handi filled with curd, yogurt and butter tied on height. Then its practitioners form a pyramid on ground to the height of Dahi Handi and aims to reach at Handi to break it.

The persons those are involved in this ceremony to break Dahi Handi are called as Govinda Pathak. The one who stands at the top most of the pyramid breaks the clay pot with coconut and all the material contained in it falls down and gets spread down on the entire group.

Govinda Pathaks and other audience continuously chanting cheer “Govinda Ala Re” in loud voice during the complete performance of Dahi Handi. During this festival Janmashtami and Dahi Handi ceremony every street of Mumbai has great fervor and it is celebrated with extreme devotion. Dahi Handi competitions are also held in Maharashtra and the group that breaks number of Handis gets praise. This ritual will again perform on Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami in 2024 and brings keenness among the devotees of Mumbai.

We know that Sri Krishna is spiritual as well as mischievous in nature exactly same to this Dwarkadish temple shows the spiritual side of God Krishna and Dahi Handi ritual tinted his mischievous nature. Same as Dawrka city festival of Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is also celebrated in Mathura with great severity.

In year 2024, it will be 5251st birthday celebration of Lord Krishna. Let’s have a look at Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami 2024, to add more joy and piousness to this day.

Janmashtami 2024: Importance to Childless Married life!

After a successful beginning of happy married life every couple wishes for a child. However, because of some reasons they do not get this pleasure. So, this festival is very fruitful for all those couples who are not gifted with the pleasure of child birth.

The day of Krishna Janmashtami is very auspicious to perform remedial measures to get a child. Worship lord Krishna with full devotion and pure heart if you want to get blessed with the boon of healthy child this is the finest remedy that can be perform on Janmashtami and it will surely prove fruitful for you. Below mentioned are some remedial measures that can used by the couples who desire for a child:

  • This tradition must be performed by both, wife and husband, with full devotion.
  • After getting early and taking bath both husband and wife must take pledge in front of their Ishta Deity and lord Krishna that they will perform all the remedies with full devotion and pure heart.
  • Worship lord Krishna as well as your favourite deity.
  • Always use childhood idol of Lord Krishna to worship that is also called as Laddoo Gopal. It is the best idol to worship if you desire for a child birth. In the process of Worship offer basil leaves, sandalwood, incense sticks, Akshat and Bhoga made from milk and butter.
  • After this chant Santana Gopla Mantra on the beads of Tulsi Mala in front of the idol of Laddoo Gopal. The Mantra is-

Devkisut Govind Vasudev Jagatpate |
Dehi Mein Tanayam Krishna Twyamaham Sharanam Gatah ||

देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव जगत्पते।
देहि मे तनयं कृष्ण त्वामहं शरणं गत: ।।

  • After chanting Mantra, perform Arti of lord Krishna with incense sticks, camphor and light lamps (Diya) with Ghee wick.
  • Then again Chant Santana Gopala Mantra on the beads of Tulsi Mala. At least one mala Jaap should be chanted after completing all the rituals.
  • Now, pray to Sri Krishna and tell him about your wish of Child. If you perform all the rituals with great faith in him he, will surely fulfil your wish. These remedies are not magic only your faith in Lord Krishna can create magic in it and your desire of a healthy child get fulfil soon.

Celebration Time: Janmashtami 2024

This festival of Janmashtami not only indicates beauty and mischievousness of Lord Krishna, but also indicates his spiritual abilities as well. Similarly festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with both ways. While worshipping Sri Krishna and observing prayers are the part of Spirituality and events like Dahi Handi are similar to the mischievous nature of Lord Krishna and both the ways of celebration are rejoiced with great joy and happiness.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is near to come and we are again having chance to light up the day with vibrant mood. Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami will fall on 26th August, Monday in year 2024. It is our time to Welcome Gopala or mischievous Kanha. Celebrate the day and bring Sri Krishna between us by devoting Janmashtami songs to Kanha.

We can greet our friends and relatives with Krishna Janmashtami SMS, whatsapp stickers, images and Bhajans on Gokulashtami 2024. Don’t miss the chance to make this day enjoyable for you and your loved ones.

Lord Krishna is the one of the deity who can maintain quite balance between spirituality and joy. As on the one hand he is popular for his mischievousness and on the other hand for his spirituality.