India is known for its festivals and festivities. And Janmashtami is one such holiday that is widely observed with great zeal, joy, and merriment since it is on this day that Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, first arrived on the world according to the best astrologer in India.
Govinda, Vasudeva, Mukunda, and Madhusudhana are some of Krishna’s other names.
Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in Gokul, on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha(Lunar month) in the month of Shrawan. This year Janmashtami falls on 2nd September.
Vishnu took birth as Krishna to free the world from evils and to guide people to the path of Dharma or righteousness. Lord Krishna’s life and his Mayas or miracles are important elements in the epic Mahabharatha by the best astrologer in India.
He is the Lord who narrated Bhagavat Gita, the Hindu holy text preaching Dharma. In Bhagavad Gita, the lord says ‘whenever there is a predominance of evil and decline of righteousness, I’ll incarnate to destroy them and to re-establish Dharma in the world’. Hence Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti symbolizes restoring goodness. It is celebrated to encourage goodwill and to bring people together, signifying unity and faith.
In Mathura and Brindavan, the temples come alive with ‘jagarans’(Night Vigil) and dance and drama events, especially based on Krishna’s childhood pranks and love affairs With Radha by the best astrologer in India.
In Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Pune, and Dwarka in Gujarat, the festival is celebrated on a large social scale, by the traditional breaking of the ‘Dahi Handi’(pot with freshly churned butter).