Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2016

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami is a birthday of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is on Thursday 25th August in 2016. Sri Krishna Janmashtami occurs in Sravana masam. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha in Sravanamas. Janmashtami, one of the most popular festival in Hindu religion. Sri Krishna Janmashtami also known as Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Saatam Aatham, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi. Sri Krishna born on mid-night, So the festival celebrated in night time. Sri Krishna Janmashtami observed on both days according to the smartha on Thursday 25th August and vaishnava sampradaya on Friday 26th August.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2016
Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2016
Procedure on Krishna Janmashtami :

Devotees woke up early and finishes their regular activities. Then sweets made are up of milk or milk products. In fact in many houses, butter is traditionally prepared at home and then offered to the God. Because Lord Krishna loves butter and milk products. Special puja's and rituals are also held at midnight in Sri Krishna Temples around the world.

About Krishna Janmashtami :

No grains should be consumed during Janmashtami fasting until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise. Most of the time, Krishna Janmashtami is listed on two consecutive days. The first one is for Smarta Sampradaya and other one is for Vaishanava Sampradaya. International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as ISKCON is founded on the principles of Vaishnava traditions and most followers of the ISKCON are the followers of Vaishnavism. Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September; However, in both traditions it is the same day. So, we have works like Vishnudharmottara Purana saying Krishna Ashtami is in the Bhadrapada month and Skanda Purana stating that it falls in the month of Shravana) in the Hindu calendar. People with small kids make them dress up as little Krishna and Radha.

About Sri Krishna Birth :

Sri Krishna is the 8th avataf of Lord Vishnu. Sri Krishna birth to kill Kansa/Kamsa. Kansa a wicked king, had a sister Devaki, who was married to Vasudeva. Kamsa saws a dream in that devaki son killing Kansa. So, Kansa killed every baby born to devaki. Sri Krishna was born in midnight, Vasudeva exchanged the child with Yashoda Female child placing Sri Krishna near her and took away her female child. Sri Krishna grows up near Yashoda. After Kamsa vada Sri Krishna lived with his own parents i.e. Devaki and Vasudeva.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrates in Tamil Nadu and Kerala with solar calender. So in Tamil Nadu Month Aavani and Malayalam Chingam month in Kerala. In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is famous for the Dahi Handi. Janmashtami is a national holiday in Bangladesh.


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