Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. Janmastami is one of the most auspicious and significant festivals in the Hindu religion. It is celebrated on astami of Krishna Paksha in Bhadon month. Devotees on this day offer their prayers to seek blessings from Lord Krishna.
Purpose : Lord Krishna is one of the most powerful incarnations of Vishnu. Lord Krishna symbolizes the voice of wisdom, knowledge and goodness. It is believed that Lord Krishan took birth on earth to free it from all evils and demons. He was the saviour of all of humankind. Krishna pooja is a way to please Lord Krishna so that he protects us from all negativities and troubles in our life.
Procedure : Janmashtami is celebrated with great zest and zeal throughout India. People keep fast and sustain only on fruits and water. Different types of delicious Bhog are made to offer to Lord Krishna. It is a custom to offer 21, 51 or 101 Bhog dishes to Lord Krishna on Janmastami. When the clock strikes 12 at night the pooja begins by offering Bhog, Flowers, Kumkum, Chandan, Haldi, Betel Nuts and Fruits to the Lord. a cucumber wrapped in red cloth is kept in front of the photo of Lord Krishna. Sacred mantras are recited and Krishan Aarti or Vandana is performed.
Auspicious Muhurat : The Krishan Janmashtami is performed on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in Bhadon month.