anmashtami 2020 Date, Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Celebrations Images: To mark the auspicious occasion, people decorate cradles and place Krishna’s idol in it, while welcoming his arrival with sweets and savories.
The birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is an annual Hindu festival celebrated as Janmashtami or Gokulashatami. It is usually observed on the eighth day or Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan or Bhadrapad. This year, Janmashtami celebrations begin August 11, with many also likely to celebrate it the next day. Krishna Puja is usually conducted at midnight; the ritualistic puja includes 16 steps which are part of the Shodashopachara puja vidhi.
As per the Hindu tradition, Krishna is believed to have been born in Mathura at midnight on the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month. Immediately after his birth, his father Vasudeva took young Krishna across the Yamuna river to save him from uncle King Kansa and gave him to his foster parents in Gokul, Nanda, and Yashoda. The legend goes that Kansa’s sister Devaki’s eighth son was prophesied to kill the cruel king. So Kansa locked Devaki and Vasudeva in the prison and started killing their sons one by one until Krishna was born.
On Janmashtami, therefore, idols of infant Krishna are washed, clothed, and placed in a cradle. The devotees then break their fast and share foods and sweets with a special emphasis on milk products including Makhan, milk, and curd.
Janmashtami 2020 Celebrations: Nirmala Sitharaman extends greetings
Here is how the Finance Minister is celebrating Janmashtami.
Janmashtami greetings. Welcomed Him home, and offered all things dear to Him. Jai Shree Krishna. pic.twitter.com/zAOqXpiWTu
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 11, 2020
Janmashtami 2020 Celebrations: Actor Anupam Kher shares his wishes on the occasion
The actor took to Twitter yesterday to wish his followers on the occasion of Janamasthami. Take a look at what he tweeted:
आप सभी को जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ!! हम सब पर भगवान कृष्ण का आशीर्वाद बना रहे !! Happy Janamasthami !! May Lord Krishna bless us all. 🙏😍🙏 #JaiShreeKrishna #KrishnaBirthday pic.twitter.com/AC9rEu9Xjj
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 11, 2020
Janmashtami 2020 Celebrations: President Ram Nath Kovind greets on Janmashtami
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna
Greetings on Janmashtami!
Lord Krishna’s message of Karmayoga is a call to focus on our responsibilities rather than caring for rewards. This spirit has been evident in the working of all our Corona warriors.
May Lord Krishna bless everyone with good health and prosperity.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 12, 2020