Janmastami – Om Krusnaya basudebaya Namoh Namah

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Om Krusnaya basudebaya Debaki Nandnayacha, Nanda Gopa Kumaraya, Gobindaya Namo Namah


Janamstami, The birth of Lord Krishna
Today is Janamstami , the birth of Lord Krisna also known as “Krishnashtami”,”Saatam Aatham” ,”Gokulashtami”, “Ashtami Rohini”, “Srikrishna Jayanti”, “Sree Jayanthi” .

The birthday  of  Lord  Krushna  is  celebrated  on Bhadraba Krushna Astami Tithi i.e. the eighth day of  dark  fortnight  of  Bhadraba  (August-September). On the next day i.e. Navami Tithi,Nandotchhaba is observed. From next day i.e.Dashami  Tithi  onwards  certain  nitis  (rituals)relating to Krushna Lila like Banabhoji, Kolibika,Bakasura and Arghasura Badha, Kaliyadalana,Dhenukamana  and  Pralambasura  Badha  are celebrated for some days. On Bhadrava Krushna Trayodasi i.e. the 13th day of this dark fortnight, Jagannath  Mahaprabhu  and  Lord  Balabhadra dress like Lord Srikrushna and Lord Balarama or Balabhadra.

The festival is ovserved in all over world among krisna devotees, detailed story of Janmashtami or Lord Krishna’s birth has been narrated in Puranas. The birth of Lord Krishna took place when the various planets were in auspicious places. It is said that God chooses a particular time, as to when he will take birth as a human and the planetary systems are adjusted accordingly.


Janmastami Vajan ( Video )

Ardent followers of Lord Krishna celebrate Janmashtami by keeping ‘Nirjal’ fasts. This kind of fasting involves not having even a single drop of water during the entire day. People feel keeping nirjal or waterless fasts will help them get closer to God.

Famouse Odiya writer Atibadi Jagannath Dash has narrated in Odiya

“Nila Jimuta Dehakanti
Balaya Mani Jhtakanti
Pitabasana Kati Sohe
Rupe Kotiye Kamamohe
Kati Mekhala Suna Suta
Hrudaye Padaja Paita
Kiriti Kundala Kankana
Pade Nupura Runujhnu
Disai Sankha Chakra Teja
Markata Stamaba Chaturvuja
Gada Kamala Sankhachakra
Adhara Ostha Ranganetra ( Odiya Bhagabata )

Om Namo Bhagavate Basudebaya

Srikrishna Jayanti Bhadraba Masa Gokulashtami


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