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All the details about Krishna Janmashtami Puja Packages

All the details about Krishna Janmashtami Puja Packages

26 Aug, 2021 | Gemstone | Gem Selections Blog

The grand history behind the celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna

During the monsoon of the month, we celebrate a special occasion that gives us power and strength within. Janmashtami, popularly known as Krishna Janmashtami that has great significance in Hindu mythology and this day has been celebrated over the centuries with great favor and zeal in India. This importance falls on the Ashtami or eighth day of the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight of Bhadon month. The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated in a grand way and people from different countries gather at the temple to seek blessings of this eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The birthday of the most courageous god originated thousand years back and it has a foothold in our culture. Janmashtami actually comes across various legendary stories and myths that encircle the birth of Krishna.

Lord Krishna is designated as the eighth incarnate of Vishnu and it is the most accepted view in the hindu mythology. The birth of Krishna happened to spread love, courage and honesty along with the primary task of the Lord was to kill the cruel Kansa who happens to be his maternal uncle. Historians and scholars say that Lord Krishna took birth in a cellular jail in Dwapar Yug and his biological parents were Vasudeva and Devaki. But Vasudeva accepted the fact that the demon Kansa would have killed his son and for that particular reason, he crossed the yamuna river in a stormy night to save the child from the evil hands of his uncle. So, technically Maiya Yashodha and Nanda Gokul in Mathura saved the child and became foster parents of Lord Krishna.

Janmashtami is basically celebrated to seek courage and honesty from Lord Krishna, to fight with and destroy every evil and survive the dark nights. Dahi Handi is another important ritual of this festival and it is observed on the second day of Janmashtami. As a kid Lord Krishna used to be called as Makkhanchor as he politely denied his stealing despite all the complaints he received. He used to steal makkhan (soft white butter) from every household of Gokul. Dahi Handi is the event where people joined from six to sixty to celebrate the stealing activity of Lord Krishna.

How do you celebrate this grand occasion amid the pandemic

Probably you are a great devotee and every year you arrange a grand birthday ceremony for Krishna. But due to this uncertain time we are going through, thanks to the killer pandemic that restricted our lives, but not any more, here comes the Gem Selections that can save you from this happening.