Om Krusnaya basudebaya Debaki Nandnayacha, Nanda Gopa Kumaraya, Gobindaya Namo Namah
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.
RT @FranchescanMonk: my last Janmastami festival it was raining and i got there early and sat down in the temple room and chanted JAPA for…
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.
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.