Happy Janmsahtami - BEJAN DARUWALLA


Janmashtami, also known as ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ is the most important festival of Vaishnavs. The Hindu festival is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Krishna was born on ‘ashtami’ or the ‘eighth day’ at midnight in the holy month of Shravana. And it precedes the ‘Nandotsav’ festival, which celebrates the occasion when Krishna’s foster father ‘Nanda’ distributed gifts among the community honouring his birth.
The occasion is celebrated popularly in Mathura (where Krishna was born) and Vrindavan (where Krishna spent his childhood). It is also observed with much fanfare in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan and in the northeastern states like Assam and Manipur. This year the festival is being celebrated on August 14,15.
Celebrate the auspicious day of ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ with your friends and family wishing them Happy Janmashtami!


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