It’s time to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami and Bankersadda team wishes you a very happy and blessed Janmashtami. In India, more than millions of people celebrate Janmashtami to commemorate the birth of Krishna. But do you know what this festival is all about? This festival reminds us of Vishnu’s triumph of good over evil.
The almighty Shri Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by Hindus. His birthday is celebrated eight days after Raksha Bandhan in the month of Sravana and celebrations are spread over two days called Krishan ashtami or Gokul ashtami and Kaal ashtami or more popularly Janam Ashtami. Lord Krishna is one such personality which you can never forget because he is so complete. He is in everything: from a King to a thief, from a Guru to a disciple, from a warrior to someone who just runs away from a war, from one who takes responsibility, and one who shuns all responsibility. So, he has exhibited all aspects of existence. That is why Krishna is complete.
Do you know the importance of Janmashtami?
Remember this verse from the Bhagavad-Gita, “whenever there will be a predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil and to save the good.” The main significance of this festival is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. The holy occasion, Shri Krishna Janmashtami also celebrates togetherness; by bringing people together, thus it signifies unity and faith.
All of us must remember a few things that we can learn from Krishna’s story and this festival:
1. Mother is the first teacher
The extraordinary role of the mother as the first teacher guides us through thick and thin times. After a child comes in this world, the mother is both teacher and guide, the Gurdev Mata.
We must always remember not only to learn good things but also to implement the good-things. What we learn and should be shared with our near and dear ones.
If you do what you enjoy, you would definitely enjoy what you do.
4.Risk-Aversion Vs Risk Taking
“He who dares wins/ fortune favours the brave.” This reminds us that taking a calculated risk may result in the fulfilment of the goal. It is a well-known fact that as human beings, we are inherently risk-averse. “Health is Wealth”
Dahi Handi celebration encourages working in a team, signifying the importance of teamwork.
The message of this festival is to become inquisitive and become a Gyaani (knowledgeable one).
What is life? What is the World? – this is inquisitiveness. Who am I? – this is knowledge.
May Krishna show you the way in your life as he showed the way to Arjuna in the battle of Mahabharata. Have a blessed Krishna Janmashtami!