Shri Krishna jayanti or Janmashtami is the celebration of the birth day of Lord Krishna. This festival is very popular and celebrated by Hindu religion. Its comes on the Ashtami of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar and celebrated as Shri Krishna jayanti. on this day lord Vishnu incarnate on the earth to protect people from crime of Kans, which was the cruel king of Mathura.

Krishna’s mother Devaki was sister of Kans. According to history it is said that Kans got news that 8th child of Devaki will kill him. After that he jailed Vasudev (husband of Devaki) and Devaki. He killed all her seven child one by one.

On the time of birth of 8th child devki gave birth and baby later known as lord Krishna. Vasudev bring out Krishna from the Jail of Kans and leaved him at the near to Yoshoda at Gokul in late night of 7th day of Bhadrapada Hindu month.

So on the successful birth of lord Krishna on earth (who kill Kans later) Devotees people celebrate this day with full of pray and joy. All the Krishna temples are decorated with lighting and flowers. Mathura and Gokul of India are the best place to visit and enjoy this festival. People keeps fast on this day and they arrange pooja at home. At night cultural program or “Bhajan Sandhya” arrangements are done to sing the song and dance to welcome lord Krishna. At midnight (birth time of lord Krishna) devotional bhajans are sung.

Shri Krishna Jayanti In Year 2012 :10 August

Date of famous Shri Krishna Jayanti festival

this year is : 10 August 2012

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