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Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations will take place at the Shree RadheShyam Mandir on Wednesday, 28th August 2013. Further details of the program can be found in the attachment section below.

Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami, is the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Hindus all over the world. The supreme Lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of Lord Krishna on the auspicious day of Janmashtami. Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of Hindu lunar month, Shravana.

Importance of Janmashtami 

The verses in the Bhagavad-Gita (narrated by Lord Vishnu) say, that whenever there will be predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil and to save the good. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. Krishna Jayanti also celebrates togetherness. The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies unity and faith.

Celebration of Janmashtami 

Devotees fast on Krishna Janmashtami, usually a waterless fast until midnight or the following morning. Devotees spend the day immersed in Shri Krishna's glory by reading, reciting and singing his divine leela especially in the evening in Mandirs. 

At midnight, the Lord's birth hour, Aarti is performed and devotees jubilantly sing and hail kirtans extolling the Lord's incarnation. Krishna is also installed in the form of 'Lalji' (child form) in a swinging cradle and devotees swing the cradle joyously and celebrate the arrival of Shri Krishna. 

Fragrance of the flowers, soothing aroma of burning camphor and jingle of the temple bells fill the atmosphere with divinity.

Sandton Yuvak Mandal,
26 Aug 2013, 03:43