When is Krishna Janmashtami Is it on August 18 or 19 Know Shubh Muhurat, And Other Details Inside

Janmashtami 2022: Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It is an annual Hindu festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. On this day, devotees pour milk over the idol of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami and Gokulashtami. This is celebrated on the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of July-August Sravana in India.Also Read – Janmashtami 2022 Vrat Rules: Dos And Don’ts To Follow While Fasting On Krishna Janmashtami

According to popular Hindu mythology, Krishna was the human incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born to destroy the evil king of Mathura, Kansa, who was the brother of Krishna’s mother, Devaki.

History of Janmashtami

Krishna was Devaki and Vasudeva’s son. He was born on the 8th day Ashtami of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada in Mathura. Then, Mathura was ruled by Devaki’s demon brother Kansa. He had a prophecy that Devaki and Vasudeva’s 8th son would kill him and destroy his kingdom.

Kansa admired and loved his sister and his brother-in-law a lot. But upon hearing this prophecy, he swore to kill all their children and leave no room for him to get killed. Kansa successfully killed the first 6 babies. On the couple’s 7th baby, the fetus, who was Balram, magically transferred to Princess Rohini’s womb. Kansa was not able to find it. Upon the birth of the 8th child, the entire kingdom fell asleep. Vasudeva secretly rescued the baby and handed it over to Nand Baba and Yashodha in Vrindavan.

To make sure that Kansa does not find the 8th child, the couple got a baby girl in return and offered it to him. When he tried to kill her, the baby transformed into Goddess Durga and warned him against all his evil deeds.

Meanwhile, Krishna grew up in Vrindavan and had no clue about the situation. When he grew old, he learned the matter and went straight to Mathura. He successfully killed Kansa and was united with his birth parents, Devaki and Vasudeva.

Significance of Janmashtami

Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan are dolled up and decorated with flowers and other colorful decorations to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is believed to be born at midnight in Mathura and grew up in Vrindavan. Since he was believed to be born at midnight, people place idols of baby Krisha in a cradle after bathing, decorating and starting the Janmashtami celebrations.

Devotees also stage performances based on Krishna’s life incidents and his acts of bravery, and friendship, and commemorate the special bond he shared with Radha. The staging of performances is called Raslila.

In Maharashtra, people play Dahi handi where they enact all of Lord Krishna’s childhood mischiefs. Krishna was famously known for stealing butter from earthen pots. People place the earthen pots at a certain height and form a human pyramid to reach and break them.

Date and Shubh Muhurat of Janmashtami 2022

Many people say that Janmashtami will fall this year on 18th August 2022. Others say they would celebrate the festival the next day. This festival does not have a fixed date as per the English calendar on Panchang. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada in India. According to Zee Newsthe puja of laddu Gopal is performed during Ashtami tithi and this year, Ashtami tithi begins at 09.20 pm on August 18 and ends at 10.59 pm on August 19, 2022.

Celebrations of Janmashtami 2022

Devotees mark this auspicious occasion by keeping a past and offering prayers to Lord Krisha. On this day, people decorate their house with diyas, lights and flowers. Temples too are decorated with candles, diyas, flowers and songs praising Lord Krishna.

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