Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We all have probably heard about 'Janmasthami' which is widely celebrated in India. 'Janmastami' which is also commonly know as 'Krishnasthami', 'Gokulasthami', 'Sri Krishna Jayanti' and many such names. Its is said in Hindu scriptures that Lord Krishna has one hundred and eight names hence he is known by various names and so is his festival.

Janmasthami marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is said to be another form of Lord Vishnu, at midnight. According to Hindu mythology Lord Krishna was born to Princess Devaki and her husband Vasudeva but grew up at his foster parents Yasoda and Nanda's house. The birth of Lord Krishna marks the end of evil who exclusively took birth to end the evil reign of his maternal uncle and to free the people from his evil deeds. Hence till to date people observe 'Janmasthami' with great pompous.

In India this festival is almost celebrated at all the parts of the country. The people in Mumbai observe the 'Dahi Handi' with great fervor. The people of Mathura and Vrindavan too celebrate with pomp and splendor.

People observe fast on this day and offer their prayers to the lord. Various vegetarian delicacies are prepared and offered to the Almighty. The basic message of all the festivals is to spread love among mankind. Let us all be patient and compassionate towards to each other and let love and forgiveness rule our heats.

Happy Janmasthami to all...........

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