Janmashtami 2020: Every year Indian celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna with enthusiasm and great joy with lots of sweets, fasting, prayers, and wearing new clothes. The day when Lord Vishnu came to the earth with the transmigration into Lord Krishna till then day, their birthday is celebrated as Janmashtmi over the country. This year Janmashtami is being celebrated on 11 August 2020 as Corona has spread to a large extend, therefore visiting worship places or celebrating the special day with huge celebrations is may not be possible, however, there could be many ways to show up your devotion and love towards Lord Krishna. You can prepare sweets, food items which Lord Krishna loves to eat, dressing well, praying, chanting poems and many more things you can do to enjoy the birth of Lord Krishna.
Read out the article to know everything about Janmashtmi including why it is important, who it is celebrated and what is its significance in devotee’s life
Janmashtami 2020: History
The exact origin of this special day in history is very hard to establish as it is traced through sacred scriptures. It is well known that around more than 5000 years back Lord Krishna was born in Mathura in times King Kansa was ruling the Mathura city in Uttar Pradesh. Kansa loved his sister Devki and after her marriage with King Vasudeva, the great sage Narada told Kansa that his death is fixed by the eighth son of Devki and Vasudeva. This made Kansa anxious and in anger, he decided to kill his own sister, however, Vasudeva pleaded and promised he will surrender all his child to him soon after their birth. When the night came, the miracle happened and their eighth child was replaced when Vasudev took his child to Gokul and returned with a little girl. When Lord Krishna grew he killed Kansa and completed the Akashvani with the death of Kansa spread love, joy, and freedom across the city. Therefore the birth of Lord Krishna is thought to be legendary and celebrated the win every year with great joy and enthusiasm.
Janmashtami 2020: Significance
Janmashtmi has special significance in Indian History and is continued till date with the same level of excitement. It is believed that Lord Krishna’s birth was to remove the evils from the earth and restore the love and harmony all over. This day is celebrated to keep the qualities & remember Lord Krishna and to keep his message alive on the Earth. Lord Krishna is one such personality on Earth which one cannot forget as he was in everything: He was King and he was also thief, He was Guru for many people and also remained a disciple to learn something new, He was a great warrior and he was also who just runs away from war. He was the one who takes responsibilities and follows them, and he was also one who shuns all the responsibilities. So, he has exhibited all aspects of existence which makes Lord Krishna a complete portrait of what a human can exist on Earth.
Janmashtami 2020: Celebration
As this day is celebrated across the country, however, the celebration is quite at large scale in Mathura and Vrindavan as this was his actual birthplace and the celebrations here begin weeks before the day. People celebrate this day with music and dance as Lord Krishna was fond of dancing with Gopis. Each and every aspect of Krishna’s life is relived through skits, poems, dance performances whether it is Lord Krishna’s naughtiness, his childhood in Gokul, his relationship with his elder brother, his love life with Radha, and the assassination of evil deeds by killing Kansa, helping Pandavas to win Mahabharta war, and many more. The saints say that a diety never ask for materialistic things, he just wants the attention of devotee and learns the good lesson for which they appeared on Earth.
The people chants and recite the poems, prayers to welcome Lord Krishna, various activities depicting the life of Lord Krishna are performed in the form of presenting their devotion and faith to Lord Krishna.
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