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Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Celebrations Live Updates: India celebrates Lord Krishna’s birth

Janmashtami 2019 Date, Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Celebration Images Live Updates: 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).

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2019 10:41:20 am
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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.

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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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    18:34 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: In this cute video, actor Aamir Khan can be seen celebrating with family
    17:30 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Actor Juhi Chawla tweets this profoundly-spiritual message on Janmashtami
    17:01 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia wishes on the occasion
    16:34 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami 2019 Special: Delicious desserts you can enjoy on Lord Krishna’s birthday

    Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Special: 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

    15:30 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Happy Janmashtami 2019: Wishes, Images, Status, Quotes, Wallpapers, Pics, Photos, Messages, Greetings Card

    On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami 2019, we bring you some wish cards, images, WhatsApp and Facebook messages that you can share with your family and friends. Spread the joy. Happy Janmashtami! READ MORE HERE

    14:33 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Dahi Handi events add the festive colours
    13:51 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    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.

    13:34 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Maharashtra Police brings to you this quirky tweet on the celebratory occasion
    13:00 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders wishes everyone love, peace and prosperity on the occasion of Janmashtami
    12:33 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Special aarti at Mathura
    11:55 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wishes all
    11:08 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Novelist-screenwriter Chetan Bhagat's Janmashtami wish for his followers
    10:44 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Celebrations continue through the night

    Girgaon Hare Krishna Hare Rama Temple Iskcon in Mumbai is decked up for the occasion. (Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das)
    Celebrations are in full swing. (Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das)
    Many people observe strict fast and visit Lord Krishna temples. (Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das)

    10:39 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Earlier in the day, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar had shared this tweet on the celebratory occasion
    10:16 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: The Aam Aadmi Party wishes everyone a very happy Janmashtami
    09:32 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind wishes everyone on Twitter
    09:02 (IST)24 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: PM Modi wishes the nation
    19:20 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Schools closed tomorrow on account of Dahi handi

    Schools in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai will be closed tomorrow on account of Dahi handi

    18:58 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Actor Mohanlal shares a tweet on the pious occasion
    18:36 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Here's union minister Prakash Javadekar wishing everyone a very happy Janmashtami!
    18:13 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Actor Rituparna Sengupta wishes her followers on the occasion of Janmashtami
    17:38 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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.

    17:19 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: National spokesperson for INC Abhishek Singhvi tweets on the joyous occasion
    16:44 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Sophie Choudry wishes everyone health, happiness and peace
    16:31 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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

    15:59 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Know the puja vidhi, muhurat, and timings

    According to drikpanchang.com, the Ashtami Tithi begins from 8:09 am on Aug 23 and ends at 8:32 am on Aug 24, 2019. READ MORE HERE

    15:26 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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.

    Devotees take out a procession on the eve of Janmashtami in Mohali on Thursday. (Express photo: Jasbir Malhi)
    14:58 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Manish Tewari wishes everyone happiness, health and wealth
    14:19 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Rahul Gandhi wishes everyone on the joyous occasion
    13:42 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Cricketer Suresh Raina wishes everyone good health, happiness, peace and love
    13:18 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth wishes on the auspicious occasion
    12:36 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami Celebrations: Wishes, Images, Status, Quotes, Wallpapers, Pics, Photos, Messages, Pictures & Greetings

    On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, we bring you some wish cards, images, WhatsApp and Facebook messages that you can share with your family and friends. Spread the joy. Happy Janmashtami! READ MORE HERE

     
    11:57 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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.

    Kathmandu celebrates Janmashtami with a visit to Lalitpur. (Source: ANI)
    11:20 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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

    10:46 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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

     
    10:16 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    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 

    09:42 (IST)23 Aug 2019
    Janmashtami celebrations: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wishes the country

    janmashtami 2019, indianexpress.com, indianexpressnews, krishna janmashtami 2019, gokulashtami, Dahi Handi is celebrated in Mumbai with much fervour. (Source: File Photo)

    Hindus across the world take great joy in enacting the different segments from the life of Lord Krishna. While some indulge in devotional singing, others revel in the customary Dahi Handi act that unfurls on the day. Dahi Handi is also celebrated with a lot of pomp and drama- loud DJs, crazy rain dance and what always steals the limelight, a Dahi Handi contest.

    If you have ever witnessed Janmashtami in Mumbai, you would know that the streets are owned by govindas on the day of Dahi Handi.

    According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna and his friends used to form human pyramids to break pots hung from the ceilings of neighbourhood houses in order to steal curd and butter in Vrindavan, a village in Uttar Pradesh. To keep up with that tradition on this day, youngsters, called govindas, attempt to break the dahi handi by forming human pyramids.