Vasudeva Sutam Devam – Kansa Chanoora Mardanam
Devaki Paramanadam – Krisham Vande Jagadgurum
To day we celebrate Krishna’s birthday. This day happens to be the most blessed and adorable day of the advent of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, which goes by the name of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Janmashtami (also called Gokulastami) is the joyful celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth. Mazor celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami takes place at midnight. Historically, Lord krishna appeared in the Dwapara Yuga, on the midnight of the 8th day of the Krishna Paksham, month of Sravana and star of Rohini in the year of Visvavasu around 3227 B.C. He lived for 125 years and disappeared on February 18th 3102 B.C on the new moon night of Phalguna.
Sri Krishna is considered as Jagatguru. He is the teacher of all teachers. The guru of all gurus, Krishnam Vande Jagadguru.There is no guru equal to him.The festivel celebrated across the length and breadth of India by people following Hinduism. Infact, it is an important day for Hindus. Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Vishnu. Born in prison of Demon Kansa, from Kansa’s sister Devaki and Vasudeva. He was taken to the house of Nanda and then he went to Madhura.
The main objective of Lord Krishna’s birth was to free mother earth from the wickedness of Demons. Playing an important part in Mahabharta and propagating the theroy of Bhakti and Good Karma were other important objectives. The birth of Lord Krishna by fasting and feasting, Krishna has the supreme power of attraction by his words,his sport, his music and all his actions. He attracts all people. Finally, just in time for Krishna’s birthday a clear explanation of what “Supreme Personality of God Hed”, actually means Krishna is never ‘born’ and never ‘dies’ like the rest of us.
He does appear on earth in extraordinary ways. It is the deep faith and devotion of people towards him that the festival is still celebrated. The devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast for the whole day and night. Worshipping him and they chant the mantra ” OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”. Krishna’s birth place Mathura and Brindavan celebrate this occasion with great pomp and show. Devotees make various dishes of milk to please the Lord during the fast.This because Lord Krishna was particularly fond of milk and butter. Lord Krishna loves Atukulu / Poha very much. Sweet dishes are also made.