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Mon, Aug 26


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Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the Bhadrapad month of Shraavana and this year, it falls on August 26. This holiday is one of the most important Hindu festivals. It celebrates Lord Krishna’s birth as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Krishna  Janmashtami
Krishna  Janmashtami

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Aug 26, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Lord Krishna was born at Mathura on the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month’s dark fortnight. He was the son of Devaki and Vasudeva. Mathura was ruled by Krishna’s uncle, King Kansa, who wished to kill his sister’s children since a prophecy said that the couple’s eighth son would bring Kansa’s demise. Kansa imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva after the prophecy and was responsible for the deaths of their first six children. During the birth of their seventh child, Balram, the embryo mystically moved from Devaki’s womb to Princess Rohini’s. The palace fell silent when their eighth child, Krishna, was born. Vasudeva rescued the child and took him to Nand Baba and Yashodha’s residency in Vrindavan.

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