The festival is celebrated with great pomp and show to celebrate the ‘Lord of Love’. The festivities last for two days, the devotees observe a fast and stay up past midnight, which is the time he was born, and share stories about his great deeds and sing his praises.
Hindu calendar. This year the festival will be celebrated on August 11, followed by Dahi Handi celebrations on August 12.
The festival is celebrated with great pomp and show to celebrate the ‘Lord of Love’. The festivities last for two days and on the first day, devotees observe a fast and stay up past midnight, which is the time He was born, and share stories about his great deeds and sing his praises. On the second day, young boys band together to form a pyramid to steal ‘makkan’, in an attempt to replicate the events that Lord Krishna was a part of in his childhood.
‘Raas Leela’, a retelling of Lord Krishna’s life story is also performed during the festival and the devotees partake in various dairy delicacies and sweets, all of which were favourites of Lord Krishna.
“Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality.” – Srila Prabhupada, Bhagavad Gita 18.78
“You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of the work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.” – Lord Krishna
“It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations one is born with, a person never comes to grief.”- Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita
May Lord Krishna steal all your worries and give you peace, and happiness on this holy occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
On this Janmashtami, may all your wishes come true and may Nand Gopal shower his blessings on you and your loved ones! Happy Janmashtami!
May Lord Krishna come to your house this Janmashtami and light the lamp of happiness! Happy Janmashtami!