shri krishna janmashtami 2020


shri krishna janmashtami 2020

Celebrating Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami festival is celebrated over the course of 2-3 days by Hindus all over the world. During the festival, drama-dance enactments of the life of Lord Krishna is played out in ‘Krishna Lilas’. This is followed by all-night vigils with the singing of devotional songs, fasting, and a festival the following day where specially made sweets and delicacies are distributed and enjoyed by all.

Krishna Janmashtami (Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Astami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi, Janmashtami) is one of the most important Hindu festivals that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava, which is usually in August or September.

 

Is Janmashtami a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

According to Hindu Mythology, about 5000 years ago, the eighth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu was born, who soon came to be revered as one of the most important Hindu gods. Quick-witted and jovial in nature, this notorious divinity became a favourite among devotees who fondly worship him both in his adult and childhood form. His birthday known to be celebrated every year all over India as Krishna Janmashtami. People observe fast, decorate their homes, and prepare delicacies to offer to the Lord; following all the rituals of this day.