Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of King Krishna. It is celebrated in August every year. Krishna Paksha Ashtami Day is a day to celebrate Janmashtami. Lord Krishna is considered to be the greatest of the ten creatures of King Vishnu. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami with splendor and honor. Let’s talk a little bit about King Krishna.
The Life Story of Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. He was born 5200 years ago on the eighth day of the dark night in the month of Badon on the Hindu calendar. He is considered to be an extremely powerful deity. He was born on Earth for the special purpose of freeing us from evil arms. He became very influential in the Mahabharata, in which he took the side of Pandavas and led them to the success of the Kurukshetra war. Throughout his life, he preached the idea of Bakti and Karma.
Lord Krishna was born in prison since his parents were kept in prison by his uncle Kansha. Kanbe fears that the eighth child of their parents will kill him. Although Krishna is the eighth child, his father Vasudev saved him from Kanbe by giving him to his friend Nand. Krishna grew up in the Gokul community with his adoptive father, Nand, and his adoptive mother, Yashoda. He showed several magical practices by killing several asuras in his youth and youth, and he grew into a strong man. Eventually, he and his brother Balaram went to the Kansha palace for a battle, where Krishna killed Kansha.
Several shows on Lord Krishna are broadcast on television every day. I loved watching myself as a child, and still do. I love the fact that Krishna loves to eat Makhan, who used to steal from his mother’s kitchen. For this reason, Lord Krishna is also known as ‘Natkhat Nand Lal.’ He was nicknamed Nathat because he was shy when he was younger. He played with friends and cows, therefore, he is also called Govind.
Lord Krishna had dark skin, as black as clouds filled with rain. King Krishna’s best friend is his aunt Radha. Radha is very important in the life of King Krishna. Lord Krishna likes to spend time with him. She also enjoys spending time with friends like Sudama.
Since Lord Krishna was born at night, people celebrated Janmashtami at midnight. People follow a special way of celebrating Janmashtami. Since King Krishna liked to eat Makhan, people played games with Makhan. They put makhan in a clay pot called matki. The judge ties a matki full of makhan high above the ground. People play this game in teams. These people make a pyramid so long that they can reach the ties tied at the top. Some groups try to block them from accessing the tags. All teams have a specific time to access the tags. If any party fails to reach the mark ahead of time, other parties are given the opportunity to reach the target. The game is so interesting that many people came to see the game.
Janmashtami is also celebrated in houses in different ways. People decorate the inside and outside of the house with lamps. They performed pujas and offerings in various temples. On the night before Janmashtami, we all heard the sound of mantras and bells all day. Many people also enjoy singing and dancing to religious songs. Janmashtami is considered one of the most important festivals in the Hindu religion.