Krishna Janmashtami Festival in Nepal : Krishna Jayanti 2076/2019

This post is about Krishna Janmashtami Festival in Nepal. Lord Krishna is one of the great lords in Nepal. The great Lord Krishna is one of the most adored of all deities in Nepal. The stories of his miraculous birth, fabulous childhood, endless romances and many deeds of valour have sunk deep into the imaginations and hearts of the Nepalese people.

Krishna is their ideal of manhood, his doctrine of bhakti prom­ising salvation to all who devote themselves completely to him while dedicating themselves to the unselfish fulfilment of earthly duties. His is a promise of the ultimate triumph of good over the ever-present evil in the souls of men.

Krishna Janmasthami

Krishna Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or Janmashtami is a Hindu celebration celebrating Lord Krishna’s death. He is thought to be Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation. The festival always comes on Ashtami in the Hindu calendar, which is Krishna Pasha’s eighth day or the waning moon.

In the months of August or September Janmashtami is generally observed. Janmashtami, Lord Krishna’s birthday is marked in India in July or August with excellent dedication and passion. This religious festival is celebrated on Krishna Paksh’s Ashtami or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in Bhadon month, according to the Hindu calendar.

Sri Krishna is regarded as one of Lord Vishnu’s most strong natural incarnations. He was raised in Mathura about 5,200 years earlier. The primary purpose of the creation of Sri Krishna was to liberate the Earth from the evil of the demons. He performed a significant part in Mahabharata and propagated the concept of bhakti and good karma that the Bhagwat Geeta tells profoundly.

Sri Krishna was raised in a Kansa custody prison. Immediately Vasudev, his dad, believed of his fellow and chose to give him his kid to save Krishna from Kansa’s clutch. Krishna was raised in Gokul and his father, King Kansa, was lastly murdered.

The real Janmashtami festival requires position at noon as it is thought that Sri Krishna was born on a bleak, stormy and rainy evening to stop his uncle’s reign and violence, Kansa. This day is marked throughout India with devotional music and rituals, pujas, arti, the Conch blasting, and the child Sri Krishna cradle swinging.

Mathura and Vrindavan’s Janmashtami celebration, the places Sri Krishna had spent his life, is very special. Temples and houses are beautifully decorated and illuminated on this day. Long rituals are provided at night and in the shrines spiritual mantras are performed. The event is noted particularly in the episodes of Krishna’s adolescence and premature adolescence of Mathura and Vrindavan (Brindaban).

Devotees stay vigilant and fast until midnight, the traditional hour of his birth, on the previous day. Then Krishna’s picture is washed in rain and dairy, clothed and adored in fresh garments. Temples and household shrines are decorated with leaves and flowers; first sweet meats are offered to the god and then distributed to all household members as prasadas.

Krishna Janmasthami, it is a festival which is celebrated in the month of (august or September). It is a festival of Hindus religious. In this day, all the people worship god Krishna. It is said that in this day god Krishna was born. In the memory of god Krishna, we celebrate this festival.

In this day all maids take fasting. They wear new clothes and ornament. They worship god Krishna to demand good husband. It is said if we take fasting this day god Krishna will give us everything which we want. All the girls worship god Krishna with a different type of fruits and flowers.

Krishna Janmasthami is a very important festival for all Hindus people which is celebrated with great fervour. In this day, all the maids who have taken fasting eat fruits at 12 o’clock at night. All the maids take fasting without eating anything. In this day, all the people look very happy. children, young and old enjoy this festival with glad. It is celebrated in Mithila especially. According to mythology, Krishna was considered that he was playful

and naughty but at the same time he was loveable as well. He was loveable because he did a good thing. He killed Kansh. So he was famous  and We celebrated   this festival.  God Krishna was like we are. He was also a man. He used to do an amazing thing in dawapar yug due to he was called god. Krishna’s birthplace is Vrindavan.

The raslila of Vrindavan is very famous. God Krishna spent his early childhood years there. It is said that later on  around  the age of twenty-eight, Sri Krishna moved to Dwarka where he spent a majority of his life. He also spent some years in Mathura.

These places Vrindavan, Dwarka and Mathura are famous. In every year, Hindus religions come to worship god Krishna here. Hindus religions who are living abroad also celebrate this festival with great excitement and interest.

People conduct puja at midnight itself because Krishna was born at midnight. It is said that sudama  was his best friend. God Krishna used to help him in every step. As a child Krishna was naughty and he used to like butter very much. It is said he loved  Radha but married with Rukmini. Krishna was son of Devaki but he cared by Asodha

Krishna Janmasthami, also known as Krishna Janmasthami or gokulasthami. Janmasthami is one of the greatest and must sacred Hindu festival that commemorates the birth of lord Krishna. Hindus religions love lord Krishna. He is a favorite deity for many people hence this celebration have a lot of significance  for many Hindus.

People pray to lord Krishna on this day and seek his blessing for happy and good life. There are long queues outside lord Krishna’s temples on the day of Jjanmasthami and everybody sings praises of lord Krishna on this holy day. In India. Nepal and abroad whenever there is the presence of the Hindu community.

Janmashtami is observed with the lot of joy and enthusiasm. Hindu religions purchase from before hand all the Sungari or worship items required for performing the worship. Religions take new clothes, flute and ornaments for lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was very quite. He used to do the different type of things.

Why do we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami?

Mahabharata story has much to do with Lord Krishna’s existence. Lord Krishna performed Arjuna’s charioteer during the Dharma Yuddha or valiant struggle between two Pandavas and Kauravas.

He counseled Arjuna on different lives sections such as Dharma, Karma, Theistic Devotion, Yogic Ideals, Salvation, Knowledge, etc. because Arjuna was in mental distress murdering his siblings and relatives. The passages listed in this novel are often referred to as a religious dictionary or lives manual.

Lord Krishna indicated that whenever there is prominence in this universe of evil deeds, he will reincarnate in different clothes and clothes to demonstrate men the journey of freedom and happiness. The only excuse to celebrate this festival is to bring individuals together in order to strengthen the values of harmony.

Another significant element of this festival is Dahi Handi that is celebrated on Janmashtami’s second day. As a child, Lord Krishna has been called “Makhanchor” or stealing bread. He was stealing butter from every Gokul family. Dahi Handi is an event that narrates Lord Krishna’s same butter stealing activity.

An earthen pot or handi is packed with salt, salt or ghee explained, dry fruits, and milk is hung with the assistance of strings at a significant height. All the young local guys are gathering to make a human pyramid and climb each other to reach and break the handi. This is an activity that teaches the principles of work for the team.

Janmashtami or more popularly recognized as Krishna Janmashtami, is Lord Krishna’s birthday that is observed in India with excellent fervor and zeal during the monsoon month. If we go through the Hindu calendar, this important day will fall on the Ashtami or Krishna Paksh’s eighth day or Bhadon’s dark fortnight month.

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Nobody really understands when the festival was born! This festival may have discovered its foothold in our culture a thousand years ago. In fact, one would find different legendary stories and myths surrounding Janmashtami’s infancy. The most widely accepted view among all of them is that Lord Krishna is Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnate.

From Mahabharata we have all understood that Lord Krishna’s infancy occurred to destroy the Kansa demon who appears to be his motherly aunt. Every time there is an imbalance of peace and prosperity in the universe, it is said that Lord Vishnu comes to save mankind from the hands of demons and goons.

Historians and scholars say Lord Krishna was born biologically to Vasudeva and Devaki in a cellular jail in Dwapar Yug. But in a stormy night, Vasudeva had to cross the Yamuna River to pass his child to a friend in order to save the child from Kansa’s evil hands.

So, technically, Lord Krishna’s parental parents were Maiya Yashodha and Nanda of Mathura’s Gokul region. Now this Lord Krishna was a wonderful kid, and only since adolescence his abilities have been realized.

People began to believe that this little kid named Krishna was among the commoners who wanted to save them from all tumultuous circumstances. Slowly, Nandgaon individuals began honoring Krishna’s birth in a great manner as they thought it was a lucky one this day.

We can tell that this festival came in Gokul at first and progressively enveloped the region of Mathura and then the entire state of Uttar Pradesh. And now the whole country celebrates Lord Krishna’s birth even after 1000 years as he is the epitome of love, faith, friendship, and peace.

History behind Krishna janmastami

The history behind the birth of Krishna is as intriguing as his lifetime occurrences. According to the Hindu mythology, Mother Earth asked Lord Brahma to bring a stop to the widespread circumstances when sinful and unscrupulous armies brought chaos on the globe.

Lord Brahma brought Mother Earth’s care to Lord Vishnu, who in order told him of his earthly origin to purge it from all the evils that prevailed.

As promised, Lord Vishnu was born on Earth at midnight on Shravan’s month’s 8th day (Ashtami) as Krishna. Krishna, Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation, was conceived in a jail in Mathura to Devaki and Vasudev.

Krishna was born in a time of upheaval, raging persecution, lack of freedom, and the reign of evil forces on earth. His own existence was threatened by his father, King Kansa, because of the prophecy that his grandson, Krishna, declared his doom. Knowing the hazards surrounding Krishna’s existence, his dad, Vasudeva, instantly passed him over in Gokul to Yashoda and Nanda to maintain him back from King Kansa.

The tourists who maintain quickly, chant devotional chants of Krishna, and tour Krishna temples celebrate this folklore as the festival of Janmashtami. Sri Krishna Janmashtami, also referred to as Gokulashtami, is one such festival that celebrates the feast of Lord Krishna’s death in complete fervor and excitement of the faithful throughout the nation.

Lord Krishna’s rebirth means the beginning of all chaos and the eradication from the land of sin. Celebrated mostly by Hindus throughout the world, Krishna Janmashtami observes a large confluence of people from all walks of life involved in the festival’s jubilation. The festival falls on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Shrawan month, as per Hindu calendar or Panchanga.

Importance of janmasntami

The Hindus celebrate the Janmashtami festival with excellent pleasure and gaiety throughout the globe because Sri Krishna was one of Lord Vishnu’s most powerful natural incarnations.

In Hindu mythology, Krishna is one such God, about whose birth and death a great deal has been written. He has been worshiped by the individuals as a god-child, a cute prankster, a charming fan, a religious manual, and the main authority ever since he was born on land in human form.

The primary motivation of his existence on Earth is to stop all the chaos that prevailed at that moment, remove all the wicked powers from Earth, and recover ‘ Dharma ‘ in moments when his father, Kansa, made people’s life uncomfortable.

In Bhagavad Gita there is a common saying-“Whenever love predominates and faith declines, I will reincarnate to destroy the wicked and save the healthy.” Janmashtami’s festival promotes kindness and dissuades malice. The day is noted as a sacred time celebrating faith and fellowship.

How to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami?

This is predominantly a Hindu festival. But to be particular, it can be said that this is the most significant festival for Hinduism’s Vaishnavism tradition.

In Nepal, Mathura and Vrindavan of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh of Central or North India, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh of Southern India, West Bengal, Manipur, Assam, and Odisha of Eastern India, and Rajasthan and Gujarat of Western India, this celebration is mainly noted. Wherever there are Vaishnava shrines, Janmashtami’s sunrise pre-dawn enunciates and remains throughout the day until noon hours which is the precise time of Lord Krishna’s childhood.

Kirtan-it is prevalent in this festival to sing the soulful devotional lyrics of Lord Krishna by community of musicians. Throughout this significant moment, from morning to noon, people are fasting. Through this quick meeting, Kirtan music, dance, drama, prayer, etc. keep individuals involved. Most of the shrines in Krishna strengthen a dance drama called “Raas-Lila” and Bhagwad Gita recitation of Krishna stories. Usually both begin a couple of days before the Janmashtami day.

Devotees make garlands, bath Krishna’s idol in fragrant water, consult the scriptures of religion, etc. Lord Krishna’s shower is called Abhishek in multiple fragrant and auspicious water. When the clock finally hits 12 at noon, the temple priest pulls off the veil to reveal the freshly clothed Lord Krishna idol adorned with a multitude of garlands.

Nanda marked Lord Krishna’s death by giving presents to the entire society and this custom is still being noted in Nandotsav’s title where rich people give the necessary meals and clothing to the entire society.

Some of the meals ready for the morning for visitors and strangers are Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Pakoda, Sabudana Tikki, Roasted Makhana, Aloo Chaat, Fruit Chaat. Singhare ki poori, Dahi aloo, Samvat rice khichdi, fresh banana kofta are usually ready for the main meal. And carrot halwa, basundi, apple kheer, ladduus of coconut are ready in the dessert menu.

Krishna Janmashtami Festival in Nepal : Krishna Jayanti 2076

During the seventh day of the dark lunar fortnight in August or early September, the day preceding the midnight hour glorified by Krishna’s birth, worshippers carry his garlanded and ornately clothed idols in procession through the streets in their arms, on platforms on their shoulders, or in open trucks crowded with revellers. Troupes of musicians follow while groups carry tall banners proclaiming that ‘Krishna is God!’

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Everywhere are colourful pictures depicting Lord Krishna in babyhood or as a handsome, dark-faced nobleman, Krishna literally meaning ‘dark’. His idols sit in shop windows and recesses banked with flowers and jewellery.

Arrays of pictures affixed to walls, archways of temples and entrances of bazaar stalls tell of his fabu­lous loves and adventures. Pundits sit cross-legged on cloth-covered benches along the streets and in the temple grounds, reading stories of Krishna to flocks of eager listeners.

It is being celebrated around the World in most countries where Hindus are residing. It will be celebrated on August 25 this year around the World. It is the day of birth of Baby Krishna who is also popular as Kanha, Kano and others.

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Shree Krishna Janmashtami in Nepal is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Saatam Aatham, Srikrishna Jayanti, Shree Jayanti, Ashtami Rohini and sometimes merely as Janmashtami.

Name List of Countries where Shree Krishna Janmashtami Festival 2076 BS will be celebrated.

Nepal
India
United States of America (USA)
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom (UK)
Fiji
Japan
Singapore
Uganda
South Africa
England (United Kingdom)
Australia
China
France and others.

Name list of Major / Big Cities of Nepal where this festival  will be observed.

Kathmandu,

Lalitpur

Bhaktapur

Pokhara

Nepalgunj

Pokhara,

Biratnagar,

Birganj,

Dharan,

Bharatpur,

Janakpur,

Dhangadhi,

Butwal,

Mahendranagar,

Hetauda,

Bhaktapur,

Siddharthanagar,

Nepalganj, Nepal

Siraha

Itahari

Damak

Ghorahi

Kailali

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