“Janmashtami is a special day as someone special was born,
To fight against inhumanity,
To save the trust in God”
On this Special occasion, People visit Krishna temples on this day, conduct Puja and have a whole day of celebration.
In India, Hindus celebrate the festival of Janmashtami by offering prayers to Lord Sri Krishna, by doing fasting and by waking up late till midnight.
Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Krishna Janmashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Gokulashtami or Srikrishna Jayanti, is the day when the eighth avatar of Vishnu and Hinduism’s favorite god Krishna was born. Janmashtami is one of the most vibrant festivals celebrated in India. Typically falling in the months of August/September, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami celebrates the birth of Krishna. Krishna is one of the most celebrated gods in the Hindu pantheon and he is believed to be Vishnu’s eighth incarnation.
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For Hindus, Krishna is a hero, a charmer, protector, a leader, a friend, a guide and a teacher. He is believed to be the absolute or complete incarnation of Vishnu and is often portrayed mischievous small child eating butter or as a young boy playing the flute, as a prankster and young man with his lover Radha. In Mahabharata, Krishna was the charioteer of Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra and is one of the most popular and revered of gods in the Hindu pantheon.
Janmashtami Celebration in Chandigarh:
In Chandigarh Sri Sri Radha Madhav temple located in Sector 36B is devoted to the Krishna and Radharani. Sri Sri Radha Madhav temple is a stunning architecture with legions of rooms for the temple priests and a garden and guest house towards the backyard. The All beautiful couple Sri Sri Radha Madhava is the presiding Deities installed at the temple In late 70’s. It is a spiritual oasis in the dry and demanding the material life of the ‘The City beautiful’ of India.
The temple will be glittering during festive like Janmashtami, Rath Yatra and no religious soul would be elsewhere during those special occasions. The temple has a large hall for the devotees to pray which is presumed to be the largest in any North Indian temple.
In the altar area, the priests sprinkle water on the devotees as a sanitizing measure for the souls.
For this, is a special time when family and friends get together, for fun.Wishing laughter and fun to cheer your days, in this festive season of JANMASHTMI and always.
Jay Shri Krishna…