Lord Krishna Janmashtami 2018
Lord Krishna is also the courageous and righteous leader, King and guide. It was Lord Krishna who made Arjun understand during the time of war, the need to follow one’s own Karma and Dharma and also inspired him to fight for the victory of good over evil. He is the god in Hindu culture known for passion, tenderness and love in human nature.
About Lord Krishna Janmashtami
Janmashtami of Mathura and Vrindavan is very popular and people not only from different parts of India but all come from different parts of the world to witness these celebrations. It is a very colorful festival. Every year thousands of tourists come to these two places to have the maximum thrill and enjoyment of this Krishna Janmashtami festival.
Lord Krishna Janmashtami is a very popular and most awaited Hindu festival, in which people joyfully celebrate the birth of the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This festival is also known as Gokulashtami. In Mathura and Vrindavan, this Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with full vigor, excitement, and all traditions. In Pune and Maharashtra people participate in Dahi Handi competition on the day next of Krishna Janmashtami. Kite flying and eating different types of sweets are some of the most common practices of this glorious festival.
In the era of chaos, prosecution and where the freedom was denied, Lord Krishna was born. There was a threat to Krishna’s life by his uncle Kansa, therefore his father Vasudeva sent him immediately to Gokul to his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. It this day, when Lord Krishna was transferred to Gokul, which is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami all over India and people also keep fasts because of their strong belief in Lord Krishna.
On this auspicious day, all the temples around the country are decorated with lights and other things. Many Bhajans and Kirtans are performed on this day which also continues throughout the midnight.
Lord Krishna Janmashtami Date and Timings for 2018
This year, Krishna Janmashtami falls on 2 September 2018 and will end on 3 September 2018. The timings for the birth ceremony of Lord Krishna begins at 8:47 PM and the same will continue till 7:20 PM on 3 September. The Puja time is 11:57 PM on 2 September and will go in till 12:48 PM. Dahi Handi celebrations will begin in Maharashtra the day celebrations of Janmashtami ends. All the celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami take place during the midnight as Lord Krishna was born to Devaki during the midnight.