Krishna Janmashtami on 2nd Sept

Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept 2, 2010. Janmashtami means birthday of Lord Krishna.In india and all over the world the indian will celebrate krishna’s birthday very grandly.
Janmashtami is also called by these names ,”Gokulashtami“, “Ashtami Rohini”, “Srikrishna Jayanti“, “Sree Jayanthi” or simply as “Janmashtami“.

The ritual is to fast the previous day (Saptami, seventh day), which is followed by a night-long vigil commemorating the birth of Krishna at midnight in the jail where his maternal uncle Kansa was keeping them captive, and his immediate removal by his father Vasudeva to a foster-home for safe-keeping.

At midnight, the idol of the infant Krishna is bathed, adorned in new clothes and jewellery, placed in a cradle and worshiped. The fast is completed after Aarti, a special prayer

Fasting, bhajans, pujas and many other rituals mark Janmashtami celebrations in India.

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