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Shri Krishna Janmastmi is Birthday of "Lord Krishna".This Festival is Known as "Gokul Astmi","Krisna Janamotsav"," Dahi Handi" and many.Shri Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation(avtar) of Lord Vishnu on Earth.Shri Krishna's Birthday celebrated all over as a Janmashtami.Here is Some Information about Shri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Date year 2016 to 2021,janmashtami Festival details,Janmashtami Legends,Janmashtami Whatsapp Sms,Facebook Sms,JAnmashtami Greetings,Janmashtami Rituls and Janmashtami Screps.

Krishna Janmashtami Date year 2016 to 2021

According to Gujarati calendar Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival is generally celebrated on Month of Shravan Vad Day of eight(Ashtami).Krishna Janmashtami Date Englush year 2016 to 2021.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2016:Thursday, August 25
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2017: Monday ,August 14 
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2018: Sunday ,Sptember 2 
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2019: Saturday ,August 24   
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2020: Tuesday ,August 11 
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Date Year 2021: Monday ,August 30   

About Krishna Janmashtami

LordnShri Krishna was born in the Rohini nakshtra on Ashtami day.The festival is also known as Gokulashtami or Shri Krishna Jayanti.The actual day of celebration can always fall on two different dates, as the star 'Rohini' and  tithi Ashtami may not coincide on the same day.This occurs between August and September on the Gergorian(western) calendar.

The Birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu, is celebrated with great fervour all over India.Shri Krishna Janmashtami in Mathura and Vrindavan , where Lord Krishna spent his childhood, witness a special spirit and enthusiasm.Temples and homes are beautifully decorated and lit.Nightlong prayers are offered and religious hymns are sung in temples.The priests chant holy mantras and bath the idol with Panchamrit prepared by mixing Gangajal,milk,ghee(clarified butter), oil, and honey pouring it from a conch shell.

Janmashtami is celebrated in Various parts of India to mark the birth of Lord Krishna.It is observed on the Ashtami day of the Bhadrapad month, according to the Hindu calendar.The temples of Vrindavan witness an extravagant and colourful celebration on this occasion.Raslila is performed to present the events from the life of Krishna particulary to commemorate his love for Radha.

Lord Vishnu is invoked, in his human incarnation as Krishna on his birth anniversary, in the festival of Janmashtami.The idol of the infant Krishna is bathed at midnight and is placed in a cradle.Devotional songs and dances mark the celebration of this festival occasion all over Northern India.

On this day , in Some parts of India, especially Maharashtra, youths celebrate it by breaking clay pots called 'Dahi-Handi' , filled with curd and butter, suspended high above the ground.Young men and children from human pyramid to  reach the pot and break it.This custom reminds the habit of Lord krishna who used to steal butter in this manner from villagers along with his friends.The reason for this is that Gokul; the place where lord Krishna spent his childhood, used to produce a lot of milk and the people used to sell it in Mathura.

Rituls of Janmashtami

On the day o Janmashtami , devotees keep daylong fast and keep themselves awake while chanting 'bhajans', until midnight.Midnight is the moment when Lord Krishna was born.The prayer ceremony is a simple affair.The priests chants chant holy mantras and bath the idol of Lord krishna,placed on a swing from a conch with 'charanamrit' or panchmarit prepared by mixing ganga jal , milk ghee(clarified butter ), oil, and honey shell.

Midnight prayers amidst the sound of hymns and religious songs extol the greatness of Lord Krishna.Devotees break their day-long fast and chant-"Radhe Krishna, Hare Krishna, Radhe Radhe".

Legends of Janmashtami 


According to the legends, the birth of Lord krishna took place under extraordinary circumstances.Krishna was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu , who comes to the world to get the people rid of all evil demons.He was born at midnight on a dark ,rainy night to 'Devaki' and 'Vasudev' who had been imprisoned by Devaki's brother Kansa.

It had been foretold that the eight son of Devaki would kill the evil king Kansa.Upon hearing this prophesy, Kansa had his sister put in to prison.He killed her seven children one by one, but when Krishna was born, there was divine intervention to save the life of baby Krishna.The guards had fallen into deep slumber and were unable to inform their king about the newborn child.

A voice commanded Vasudev to take the baby to Gokul and exchange with the newborn baby of Nanda and Yashoda.The shackles and the prison gates opened miraculously and Vasudev carried the child in a small basket, wading through the waters of Yamuna.As it was a dark stormy night, the waters of Yamuna were raging but subside to let Vasudev pass.A huge snake known as Asisesha with 2000 hoods, glided behind them, with its hoods forming a protective canopy over the child.

When vasudev returned with Nanda's child, the shackles fastened and the doors closed and the guards awakened.kansa came and picked up the child to hurl it to the wall and kill her but somehow the baby slipped from his grasp and took the form of a goddess, laughing at kansa , she vanished after tlling him that the one who would kill him had already taken birth and was elsewhere.

As a little boy , Krishna was the heartbeat of Gokul, a mischievous prankster, who was favourite amongst the gopikas.He used to steal curd and butter from the houses of gopikas.Even though he was a child , he performed several miracles.His exploits of ' asuras(devils), vanquished the kali Nag, and later he killed Kansa as it had been foretold.

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