Top 10 facts about Janamastami Festival

WRITTEN BY RUPAM ROY 15-August-2022

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Krishna Janmashtami

The names Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, and Sree Jayanti are also used to refer to Janmashtami.

Lord was brought up

In India, religious frenzy can be seen at North Indian city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, where Krishna was born, and Gokul, 15 km south-east of Mathura.

Hindu mythology

As per Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born inside Mathura jail on a dark, windy and rainy night. The doors of the jail opened on their own, and his father Vasudev.

Devotees Fast for The Whole day

Many Lord Krishna devotees keep a fast on Janmashtami and worship the Lord throughout the day and night.

Gokulashtami

Gokulashtami is also celebrated in South India where devotees offer Krishna fruits as ‘prasadam’ and sing devotional songs.

dahi-handi

In the western state of Maharashtra, the major attraction of the festival is ‘dahi-handi’ (breaking of a pot full of curd hung in the air by a human pryamid).

Dwarkadhish temple

Gujarat, a land which is believed to be Krishna’s kingdon, also celebrates the festival, especially at the Dwarkadhish temple.

Overseas Janmashtami Celebration

Janmashtami is observed not just in India but also outside of the country. In actuality, Singapore observes the occasion with great zeal.

Toronto has Organized  Janmashtami

The Indian community in Canada, especially those residing at Toronto, organizes various cultural programmes at the Richmond Hill temple to mark the birth of Krishna.

Nepal has Organized  Janmashtami

In Nepal, celebrations are held at the famous Krishna temple located at Patan Durbar Square where devotees offer flowers, “prasad” (food) and coins to the Lord.

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