Janmashtami is also famous as the name Krishna Janmashtami. It is also considered as the one of the most auspicious festival celebrated all over India. The festival is celebrated with great zest and zeal to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna was also considered as one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord. According to Hindu Mythology, the religious festival is observed on the eighth day after the full moon of Shravana. Janmashtami is also well known as the Gokulashtami, Srijayanti, and Krishnasthami. The Lord Krishna devotees observe fast for the entire day and night.
The devotees are busy listening to tales, reciting hymns and singing devotional songs from the Gita in temples. One of the most popular is the breaking of “Dahi Handi” or the butter pot. People spend their valuable time in worshipping Lord Krishna. Though, there are many places in India where people celebrates Janmashtami with great excitement and enthusiasm. But, a Real Devotee can’t really miss these 3 Places on Janmashtami.
A real Devotee can’t really miss these 3 Places on Janmashtami
The birth place of lord Krishna is itself is Mathura. Sri Krishna is the Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar (incarnation) on earth. The main object of this incarnation of Vishnu as Krishna was to destroy the cruel King Kansa of Mathura. The Mathura resides in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The holy city holds great significance for Hindu devotees and celebrates Gokulashtami with great pomp and show.
People gather from all over the world to celebrate this mesmerizing festival to see the rituals and take part in celebrations. Saints and Pandits give a ritualistic bath in milk and curd at the Dwarkashish Temple to Lord Krishna.Many children participate in public shows and events depicting Krishna’s life while wearing the same dress like Krishna. It is how they express their joy and happiness.There is no better time than Krishna Janmashtami to visit the holy pilgrim town of Mathura.