Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami 2016

For Hindus, the birthday of Hinduism's beloved Lord Krishna is really a special occasion, who consider him their protector, leader, hero, teacher, philosopher and friend.

Krishna took birth at 8th day of the Krishnapaksha or the night time on theashtami or black fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September). This promising day is known as Janmashtami. Indian and Western scholars too, have now believed the time period between 3200 and 3100 BC, as the period during which the Lord Krishna lived on earth.

krishna janmashtami 2016 date

krishna janmashtami 2016 date is 25 august 2016.

But why Janmashtami, you may inquire? What is so exceptional about Krishna, as compared to any other form of God? It is His charming-ness. He responds in really unique, personal ways with every follower who offers Him love. He is the most gorgeous, mischievous son, the most compassionate friend and the most romantic lover. And on Janmashtami, believers celebrate Krishna in all of these characteristics. For just as Krishna responds individually with His relatives and soul mates, he responds to the discrete feelings and wishes held most genuinely in the heart of every single believer.

Therefore, remember that whatever method you worship Krishna on Janmashtami, He will respond you accordingly. It is a meditation that makes for an exceedingly rewarding religious experience.

Janmashtami Celebration 2016

For the 48 hours of time period, Hindus are likely to sacrifice sleep and instead of singing bhajans, which are traditional songs of Hindus. It is supposed that Krishna was born at the midnight and it is at this time that the true celebrations start. Food is cooked from the milk and curds said to have been favored by Krishna.

Some Hindus select to fast for the first day of Krishna Janmashtami, selecting only to eat after the celebrations of midnight.

Songs and dances are used to honor and remember this superlative God. Plays are also carried out from the early life Krishna. In Temples, different images of Krishna are washed and placed in frames, while the shankh or conch shell is played and the bells are rung. Holy mantras are also recited to worship Krishna.

Given the importance of Krishna in the Hinduism, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with huge importance and consideration.

Celebrations of Janmashtami at Home :

  • People invite all their friends and family to participate in the celebrations.
  • Decorating homes for Krishna can be fun, especially for children.
  • People also sing extra rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra on the prayer beads. This is an intimate one on one conversation with Krishna, and it makes you feel much closer to the Lord.
  • On this day, Hindus buy a special gift for their Lord. They wrap it and write a card to Krishna.
  • People read the story of Krishna’s arrival and other sensational pastimes from Krishna, the Best Personality of Godhead or Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto Ten. They pass the book around, and try vivid readings to bring the story to life. Janmashtami is all about entirely dipping yourself in thoughts of Krishna in a cheerful way.

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