Mathura Krishna Janmashtami
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Devotees from around the world come to Mathura during the Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival celebration. The Janmashtami celebration in Mathura is unique in many ways. The preparation for the festival celebration, Temple decoration, and excitement of people attract the attention of everyone. We are going to talk about the Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebration in Mathura in detail. At the end of this blog, you will be excited to attend the Janmashtami celebration festival celebration next year.
|Mathura Krishna Janmashtami|
Mathura is painted in the color of Krishna during Janmashtami Festival every year. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated for 4 days in Mathura. Devotees from all over the country are spending the night on the streets. Children and big Kanha are made all around the streets. Bhajan-Kirtan of Radhe-Radhe is being done in the streets and intersections. Devotees from abroad were also seen dancing and singing.
Preparation for the Janmashtami Festival
Mathura makes a special preparation for the Krishna Janmashtami festival celebration. Various arrangements are done by the location authority and administration and people of Mathura.
On the arrival of the Lord, all arrangements are made so that there is no shortage in his welcome. Attractive outfits are prepared for the Lord on the occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami. Apart from this, valuable jewelry will also be used in the adornment of God.
Preparation of Harikanta Dress
Lord Radha-Krishna, seated in the Bhagwan Bhavan located at Shri Krishna’s birthplace, will wear Shri Harikanta’s dress. This divine dress is made from silk, zari, and silk. This attractive dress, which was completed in about a month, has been specially prepared for God.
This special dress specially made for Janmashtami is prepared by artisans from Kolkata and Mathura. It took a month to make it. This dress has been made according to the ancient art of the temples of Braj.
God will wear gem-studded jewelry. On this day, precious jewelry studded with gems will be worn to the Lord. On the day of the Janmashtami festival, apart from the Braj Ratna crown, the Lord will be presented with a golden necklace, girdle, necklace, husli, Kantheswari, and Kundal.
On the occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Lord Banke Bihari Ji will be made to wear gem-studded ornaments. Apart from the peacock crown, Kaundhani, precious necklace, and other ornaments are worn by Lord Banke Bihari Ji.
This time the birthplace of Kanha has been made like an ancient prison. The entrance and exit of the sanctum sanctorum are made of plastic pipes and artificial bars made of wood.
Decoration of Banke Bihari Temple
Artisans from Kolkata and Mathura are involved in making this special dress. It took a month to make it.
To decorate the Banke Bihari temple and Kanha, trained artisans are busy decorating the temple day and night. A special bed of indigenous and exotic flowers is being prepared to give coolness to Lord Krishna. Radha-Krishna, seated in Shri Krishna’s birthplace, wears Shri Harikanta’s dress. The dress is made from silk, zari, and silk.
On the theme of the peacock figure in the dress, the artwork of a creeper, address, tree, and captivating vine has been carved very artistically. This dress has been made according to the ancient art of the temples of Braj.
Rituals & Tradition
On the occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Banke Bihari Ji is also adorned with beautiful make-up. On the occasion of Janmashtami, the Lord is made to wear a yellow dress. Although Lord Banke Bihari wears attractive attire every morning and evening,
On this occasion Bhajan, Kirtan is held. Aarti of Lord Krishna will be done in it. At the end of the program, Mahaprasad of Panjiri, Charanamrit will also be distributed to thousands of devotees.
Celebration in Mathura
Janmashtami is celebrated in Mathura for four days. More than 2 lakh devotees have reached the Janmabhoomi. More than 30 thousand devotees are engaged in the line of Janmabhoomi temple. 18 thousand rooms in more than 700 hotels and Dharamshala of the city have been filled.
Cow Worship at Various Locations
For the first time, cow worship will be done on Janmashtami in Gaushalas. There are 581 Gaushalas in Uttar Pradesh. All these cowsheds are decorated. Officers of the department and public representatives of the area will also worship in them.
Cultural Program at Various Locations
In Mathura, cultural programs will be held in front of Potra Kund Mansion, Brag Gate Sabzi Mandi, Bhuteshwar Square, Krishnapuri Tiraha, New Bus Stand, Govardhan Square, Parasauli and BSA College.
Social Harmony in Mathura
The population of Muslims in Vrindavan is 20 thousand. Most of the people of the Muslim community life here in the Mathura Gate area. Another specialty here is that the Sai Masjid and Mata Pathwari Devi temples of the area are connected to each other.
Be it Eid or Deepawali, people celebrate the festival together. On Diwali, people of the Muslim community also light candles in front of Maa Pathwari Devi temple.
Here generation after generation, people have been making Kanha’s dress.
Janmashtami Celebration in Keshav Dev Temple
The festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated a day before in Lord Keshav Dev temple near the residential gate of Shri Krishna Janmasthan. The consecration of the Lord is done here only in the middle of the night of Saptami.
Lord Krishna was born in the middle of the night. That is, Ashtami Tithi starts as soon as 12 o’clock at night. This is the reason why the Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival is celebrated the day before in this temple for centuries.
The temple was built by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna’s great-grandson established 4 deities in Braj.
- Keshav Dev in Mathura,
- Govind Dev in Vrindavan,
- Baldev in Dauji and
- Every god in Govardhan.
Janmashtami Celebration in Nandgaon
The festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated in Nandgaon, the city of Lord Krishna’s father Nand Baba. The reason behind celebrating Janmashtami the next day here
The greetings of God are sung daily from the day after the Raksha Bandhan festival. God is wooed through 8 days and 8 congratulatory songs. The birth anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna is celebrated on the 8th day.