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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
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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
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Janmashtami 2019 Special: Delicious desserts you can enjoy on Lord Krishna’s birthday

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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
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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
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Janmashtami Celebrations 2019: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wishes all
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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!

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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.

 

 

 

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