Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Celebration Live Updates: The birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is celebrated as Janmashtami in India. It is being celebrated today across India with much fervour. Also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, it is an important Hindu festival. It is believed that Krishna — considered to be the most powerful of Vishnu’s incarnations — was born in a dungeon in Mathura where his parents were imprisoned. Owing to a threat to his life, he was swiftly and surreptitiously taken to Gokul to be raised by his foster parents.
According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is said to be celebrated on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha. Many events take place to mark the important occasion including dance-drama enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana (such as Rasa lila or Krishna Lila), devotional singing through the midnight when Krishna was born, fasting (upavasa), a night vigil (ratri jagaran), and a festival (mahotsava) on the following day.
It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, along with major Vaishnava and non-sectarian communities found in Manipur, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and all other states of India.
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Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Actor Juhi Chawla tweets this profoundly-spiritual message on Janmashtami
As soon as Krishna (Awareness ) takes birth in our hearts, all darkness ( Negativity )fades,all chains (Ego) are broken & all prison doors we keep ourselves in (Caste,Religion, Profession, Relations etc) are opened.— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) August 24, 2019
That is the real Essence of Janmashtmi 😇 #HappyJanmashtami2019 pic.twitter.com/j0Po9U6HGP
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia wishes on the occasion
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Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: The nation is in a celebratory mood
Across India, people have been taking part in the Janmashtami celebrations with great fervour. The day is dotted with fun and festivities, cultural programmes, exchange of gifts, fasting and praying — all in appeasement of the Lord.
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders wishes everyone love, peace and prosperity on the occasion of Janmashtami
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Celebrations continue through the night
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Earlier in the day, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar had shared this tweet on the celebratory occasion
वो क्रिशन कनहईया मुरलीधर मनमोहन कनह मुरारी है / गोपाल मनोहर दुख भंजन घनश्याम अटल बनवारी है । आप सब को जन्माष्टमी की बधाई .— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 24, 2019
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind wishes everyone on Twitter
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: PM Modi wishes the nation
सभी देशवासियों को श्रीकृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। जय श्रीकृष्ण!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 24, 2019
Janmashtami greetings to everyone! May the blessings of Bhagwan Shri Krishna always bring happiness and good health in our lives. Jai Shri Krishna!
Schools closed tomorrow on account of Dahi handi
Schools in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai will be closed tomorrow on account of Dahi handi
Every year, district collectors of Mumbai, Thane declare Dahihandi holiday. Tomm being Govt holiday, no announcement has been made by district collectors. I confirm, 24th Aug 2019 as Dahihandi holiday for all schools & Jr. colleges in Mumbai, Thane & New Mumbai districts ! pic.twitter.com/7tL6TRo0Yj— ashish shelar (@ShelarAshish) August 23, 2019
Janmashtami Celebrations: Here's union minister Prakash Javadekar wishing everyone a very happy Janmashtami!
Janmashtami Celebrations: Actor Rituparna Sengupta wishes her followers on the occasion of Janmashtami
Janmashtami Celebrations: The Govardhan hill stands today, and is considered a sacred site
Govardhan hill in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh is considered sacred. According to legends, it was under this very hill that the people of Braj sought refuge during a deluge. It is believed Krishna had lifted the entire hill using his little finger, saving people and cattle.
Janmashtami Celebrations: National spokesperson for INC Abhishek Singhvi tweets on the joyous occasion
Janmashtami Celebrations: Delicious desserts you can enjoy on Lord Krishna’s birthday
Add some sweetness to your celebrations this year. From Gulaab ki Kheer to Shahi Tukda — which recipe would you like to try? READ MORE HERE
Janmashtami Celebrations: Devotees begin celebrations in India
Shri Krishna Janmastami is celebrated in a grand manner to cherish the good deeds of Lord Krishna for a happy and prosperous life. According to legend, Lord Krishna, born to Basudev and Devaki and held prisoner by Kansha in Mathura, guided humanity on the path of knowledge, truth and immortality.
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Manish Tewari wishes everyone happiness, health and wealth
Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Cricketer Suresh Raina wishes everyone good health, happiness, peace and love
Janmashtami Celebrations: Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth wishes on the auspicious occasion
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Janmashtami Celebrations: Nepal celebrates Janmashtami 2019
In the capital city of Kathmandu, a large number of people lined up since early morning before famous Shri Krishna Temple at Mangal Bazaar, Lalitpur, and offer puja. The renowned and artistic Shri Krishna Temple made of stones was built by the then King of Patan, Siddhi Narsingh Malla.
Janmashtami 2019 Jhula Decoration Ideas: Best Krishna Janmashtami Jhula Design Images, Photos and Pictures
This Janmastami, if you are also planning to make your own jhula for Lord Krishna, who is also lovingly known as 'Natkhat Nandlal', here are some DIY decoration ideas you can try. READ MORE HERE
Janmashtami celebrations: Date, Puja Timings, History, Significance and Importance of Celebrating the festival
While according to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is observed on Ashtami or the eighth day of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ in the Bhadra month, it overlaps in the months of August and September as per the Gregorian calendar. READ MORE HERE
Janmashtami Celebrations: When is Krishna Janmashtami 2019 in India?
According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is said to be celebrated on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha. While the dates may vary on a region-to-region basis, the festival will largely be celebrated on August 24 (Saturday) this year. READ MORE HERE