Krishna Janmashtami: Preparation, and Celebration
Shri Krishna Janmashtami is the birth anniversary of lord Krishna. The festival comes in the month of August. On the eighth day of Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan Shrikrishna Janmashtami is celebrated every year. On this day people from the Hindu community Lord Krishna on the Birth anniversary in the form of Laddu Gopal. Let us know about Shri Krishna Janmashtami in detail.
Shri Krishna Birth Detail
The 5249th birth anniversary of Shri Krishna is celebrated on 19th August. In the Dwapar Yuga, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Lord Krishna on the Ashtami night of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
At the time of the birth of Lord Krishna, Ashtami Tithi, Wednesday, was the sum of Rohini Nakshatra. Shri Krishna’s zodiac sign is Taurus. Shri Krishna was born in the Chandravansh. He had selected the day, Nakshatra and Vaar with the exalted Moon sign. The ruling planet of Wednesday is Mercury. Mercury is considered the son of Chandradev. That’s why Shri Krishna fixed Wednesday for the birth.
let’s prepare to make Bal Gopal’s prasad at home. Lord Shri Krishna is called Makhan Chor. Everyone knows that he loved butter. Janmashtami celebration is incomplete without butter. Often people buy butter from the market to offer bhog.
Parents and grandparents know that coriander leaves are a special prasad for Janmashtami. If you do not know and are thinking of fasting on Janmashtami this time.
Eight flowers and leaves of Shri Krishna’s favorite
Flowers: Vaijayanti, Lotus, Malti, Rose, Marigold, Kevada, Kaner, and Maulshree (Bakul)
Leaves: Tulsi, Bilvapatra, Apamarga, Bhringraj, Morpankh, Durva, Kusha, and Shami
Decorate of Laddu Gopal
Jhoola is decorated in every house on Janmashtami. You can use many things present in the house for the decoration of Bal Gopal’s swing. This will save both time and money.
- Dress the idol of Laddu Gopal in new clothes.
- After the clothes put on jewellery, crown, peacock feathers and garland.
- If you want, you can also apply Tika and Kajal on the forehead.
- Place the flute in the swing, then put Laddu Gopal on the swing.
The decoration is done, now
Keep these things in mind while worshiping Shri Krishna
Before worshiping Krishna on Shri Krishna Janmashtami, first worship Lord Shri Ganesh duly worshiped. Offer water to the Ganesh idol, offer clothes, sandalwood, durva, necklace, and flowers. Enjoy it. Light incense lamps and perform aarti.
First of all in the worship of Shri Krishna, i.e. wash your hands with clean water before worship, after that offer water to Shri Krishna’s hands.
Bal Gopal should be bathed with water containing fragrant flowers. After this, anoint the Lord with saffron mixed milk. Fill the milk in the Dakshivarti conch shell and offer it to the Lord.
Lord Shri Krishna is called Pitambardhari, that’s why wears bright yellow clothes to Bal Gopal. Makeup with flowers. Wear a crown with a peacock feather on the head.
Keep the idol of Gaumata in the consecration of Bal Gopal. Do Abhishek of Gaumata. Offer clothes to Gaumata also. On this day, money and green grass should be donated to a cowshed.
Bal Gopal should be seated on a beautiful yellow and bright seat. Make Panchamrit by mixing milk, curd, ghee, honey, and sugar candy and fill it in a silver vessel, offering it with Tulsi.
One should keep chanting Shri Krishna’s mantra Krim Krishnay Namah while doing the abhishek. In worship, Lord Krishna should be offered Durva, Kumkum, sandalwood, rice, abir, and fragrant flowers. Offer fresh fruits, sweets, laddus, butter-mishri, kheer, and basil leaves.
Keep in mind that ghee, curd, butter, panchamrit should be used in worship made from cow’s milk. Ghee made from cow’s milk should also be used for the lamp. One should also keep chanting the name of Radha ji in the worship of Bal Gopal.
Shri Krishna Janma Parva is celebrated in Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka, Nathdwara, and ISKCON temples. People also celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna at this time in their homes.
Janmashtami Celebration in ISCON Temple
Janmashtami Celebration in ISKCON Temple
Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with full excitement in ISKCON Temple not online in India but across the world. Krishna devotees decorate the temple according to their own culture.
Janmashtami Celebration in School & College
A day before Janmashtami, the festival of Janmashtami was celebrated with great pomp in schools and colleges. Dahi-Handi was organized along with a cultural and colorful program on this occasion. Children enthusiastically participated in it.
Dahi-Handi Festival In Mumbai
One of the most popular Hindu festivals in Maharashtra is Dahi Handi Festival. This festival is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna.
Groups of boys gather in the ground, road, or compound and they break the earthen pot hanging at a height of 20-30 feet above the ground by making pyramids. The practice of Makhan Handi is quite famous in Maharashtra and Gujarat, where the matki is hung by filling it with curd, ghee, almonds, and dry fruits.