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Janmashtami 2019

Updated: Aug 30, 2018 07:11 AM About | Dates | Krishna Janmashtami | Dahi Handi

Upcoming Event: 24 August 2019 - 25 August 2019
जन्माष्टमी (Janmashtami) Krishna Janmashtami is a well-known festival which is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna who is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

जन्माष्टमी (Janmashtami) Krishna Janmashtami is a well-known festival which is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna who is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. It belongs to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. In this festival, dance drama and decorations are done to bring back a picture of the life of Lord Krishna with the graceful activities like Night Vigil (Jagrana), Fasting (Upavasa), Kathas like Bhagavata Purana, Rasa Lila/Krishna Lila in the midnight when Lord Krishna is believed to be born(avatar).

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Related Name
Krishna Janmashtami, कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी , Krishnashtami, कृष्णाष्टमी, Gokulashtami, गोकुलाष्टमी, Kanhaiya Ashtami, कन्हैया अष्टमी, Kanhaiya Athen, कन्हैया आठें, Srikrishna Jayanti श्री कृष्ण जयंती, Sree Jayanti,श्रीजी जयंती, Saatam Aatham, Ashtami Rohini

कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी (Krishna Janmashtami)

3 September 2018
After Krishna’s birth hour, people wash the statues (Murti) of baby Krishna(Laddu Gopal) and their clothes to place it in a cradle. Then people break their fast by distributing sweets and food among themselves. The women folks make tiny footprints in their house’s exit and kitchen. This symbolises the journey of Shri Krishna into their homes.

The temples which are popular for Shri Krishna organise the recitation of Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavad Purana. Dance events and drama organise in the temples known as Rasa Leela and Krishna Lila. Rasa meaning aesthetics, emotion or sweet and lila refer as act, play or dance or more broadly as Dance of Divine Love. The tradition of Janmashtami is mainly popular in Mathura and Vrindavan. It is also popularly celebrated in various states of India like West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, etc.

Janmashtami is popularly known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini and Shri Krishna Jayanti. It is also celebrated in the states outside India such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Fiji, Pakistan, etc.

Hindi Version:
इस त्योहार के दौरान भगवान श्रीकृष्ण के जन्मस्थान मथुरा-वृंदावन में मुख्य रूप से रास लीला का आयोजन किया जाता है। रास का अर्थ सौंदर्य, भावना या मिठाई और लीला नाटक या नृत्य या अधिक व्यापक रूप से इसे ईश्वरीय प्रेम का नृत्य कहते है।
कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी को कृष्णाष्टमी, गोकुलाष्टमी, कन्हैया अष्टमी, कन्हैया आठें, श्री कृष्ण जयंती और श्रीजी जयंती प्रमुख नामों से भी जाना जाता है।

जन्माष्टमी बांग्लादेश में एक राष्ट्रीय अवकाश है, और बांग्लादेश ढाकेश्वरी मंदिर, ढाका के राष्ट्रीय मंदिर से शुरू होता है। और श्री स्वामीनारायण मंदिर, कराची पाकिस्तान में भी मनाया जाता है।

दही हांड़ी (Dahi Handi)

3 September 2018
In the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Dahi Handi is celebrated every year after a day of Krishna Janmashtami. Dahi is curd and Handi means earthen pot which is generally known as Matka or Matki. During the activity of Dahi Handi, human pyramids try to break the high hanging pots filled with yoghurt and butter. It resembles the childhood of Laddu Gopal when he steals butter and milk and is also called Makhan Chor. The participants in Dahi Handi event is known as Govinda or Govinda Pathak. The theme story is prepared in the temples according to the beliefs and rituals of people which show the innocence and divine love of Lord Krishna.

Hindi Version:
दही हांड़ी उत्सव मुख्यतया भारतीय राज्य महाराष्ट्र और गुजरात मे धूम-धाम से मनाया जाता है। दही यानी (curd) और हांड़ी का मतलब मिट्टी से बने पात्र जैसे मटका / मटकी को कहा जाता है।

मथुरा के राजा कंस द्वारा किए गये अत्याचार, जिसमे प्रजा द्वारा सभी दूध उत्पाद का ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा माँग के विरोध स्वरूप। बाल्य काल मैं भगवान श्री कृष्ण अपने ग्वाला टोलियों के साथ घर-घर जाकर दूध से बने उत्पाद जैसे - दही, मक्खन आदि को लेकर अपने ग्वाला दोस्तों मैं बाँट दिया करते थे। इस विरोध स्वरूप प्रारंभ हुआ दही-हंडी महोत्सव।


Futures Dates
11 August 2020 - 12 August 202030 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
Yearly / Annual
Begins (Tithi)
Bhadrapada Krishna Ashtami
Ends (Tithi)
Bhadrapada Krishna Navami
August / September
Rasa lila or Raas Leela, Dahi Handi, Kite Flying
Imp Places
Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan, Braj Pradesh, Shri Krishna Mandir, Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara, ISKCON Temples
Past Dates
Dahi Handi: 3 September 2018, 15 August 2017, 25 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, 5 September 2015 - 6 September 2015

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