Janmashtami 2021: Krishna Janmashtami celebrated on 30 August 2021 by this year. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna that is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of July-August (Bhadrapada) In India.
Krishna Janmashtami 2021
India has different festivals that are held throughout the year as India is a diverse country. The series of celebrations begins with the Lohri that is held in January. Now, the festival of Lord Krishna’s birth is coming soon, on 30 August 2021. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great zeal. It is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishna Janmashtami.
According to Hindu literature, Krishna, the human avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born today to kill the demon ruler of Mathura, known as Kansa, the virtuous mother’s brother Devaki.
Janmashtami 2021 date and Significance
On the occasion of Janmashtami, people pray to Lord Krishna and observe a fast. Devotees spruce their home with lights, flowers, and diyas. Most people buy new clothes for their little Krishna that is situated in their homes’ temples. All the temples of India are beautifully decorated and illuminated.
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As you know and discussed above, lord Krishna’s birthplace is in Mathura. So, the people of Mathura decorate all the temples of Mathura and Vrindavan with colorful lights and celebrate with happiness.
As a true love story of Radha-Krishna held in Mathura, devotees performed Rasila to commemorate his love for Radha. They also perform some scenes from their story and recreate them. An idol of an infant, Krishna, is bathed, and they place that in a cradle because Krishna was born at midnight.
This event is celebrated joyfully throughout Maharashtra, with people re-enacting Krishna’s childish attempts to steal butter and curd from earthen pots. This ritual is known as the Dahi Handi celebration.
It involves individuals forming a human chain or pyramid to reach and eventually destroy a Matka or pot suspended high above the ground.
The birth of Lord Krishna was on the ninth day of the dark fortnight. He was the real son of Devaki and Vasudeva. At that time, Mathura was ruled by Krishna’s uncle, King Kansa. The uncle killed his sister’s children since a prophecy said that the couple’s eight sons would be the reason for Kansa’s demise. Then the birth of Lord Krishna held who became the downfall of the Kansa.
Several legends tell the life of Krishna, and he is a prominent figure in Hindu literature. Many people of Mathura love Krishna’s pranks of stealing butter, dancing joyously in his life, and holding a pitcher or ball of butter in his hands.
He is often represented as a lover and dancer, often playing the flute and surrounded by loving women. According to legend, he tamed the multi-headed serpent Kaliya by dancing it into submission.
Lord Krishna has 108 Names
Most people have different nicknames. Although gods also have, too, they haven’t one or two. Most of the gods have more than 100 other names.
Similarly, Lord Krishna has a whopping 108! These names are Hari, Vasudeva, Govind, Shyam, Kahana, laddu Gopal, Mohan, Ghanshyam, etc. All the bhajans and humans reflect all these different names that are sung on Janmashtami by their devotees.
Janmashtami Around the World
All Over the world, Hindu devotees celebrate Janmashtami with great zeal. Most of the tourists captured the beautiful movements on this day. This festival is celebrated in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore, where there are considerable Hindu populations.
In London, the United States, and Poland, the day is celebrated with considerable grandeur and zeal, and the Macau peninsula is home to a unique temple.
Celebrating Krishna Janmashtami 2021
The Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated for 2-3 days by Hindu devotees all over the world. The people performed like ‘Krishan Lilas‘ that are drama-dance enactments of Lord Krishna’s life performed throughout the festival.
All-night vigils follow these with devotional songs. People also observe fasting and eat sweets and delicacies distributed to all.
What is the date of Janmashtami in 2021?
Janmashtami 2021 is celebrated on 30 August this year. It is one of the most famous Hindu festivals that is considered Gokulashtami and Krishna Janmashtami.
Why is Janmashtami celebrated for two days?
The Krishna Janmashtami commemorates the birth of Krishna, one of Hinduism’s most renowned deities. He is believed to have been born in the year 3228 BC. It occurs in the Hindu month of Sravana, which coincides with Aug-Sept. The festivities last two days and are lively and vibrant.
How did Radha die?
When Rahda Died, Lord Krishna came in front of them. Krishan told Radha and wanted to ask something, but Radha refused him. Radha leaves her body while listening to the flute of Krishna. Lord Krishna was not able to Bear Radha’s death and broke his flute into the bush as a sign of love’s end.
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