Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
It is observed according to Hindu
Krishna is Devaki and Vasudeva’s son and his birthday is celebrated by Hindus as Janmashtami, particularly those of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition as he is considered the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Janmashtami is celebrated when Krishna is believed to have been born according to Hindu tradition, which is in Mathura, at midnight on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month (overlaps with August and 3 September in the Gregorian calendar).
Krishna is born in an area of chaos. It’s a time when persecution was rampant, freedoms were denied, evil was everywhere, and when there was a threat to his life by his uncle King Kansa. Immediately following the birth at Mathura, his father Vasudeva takes Krishna across
This legend is celebrated on Janmashtami by people keeping fast, singing devotional songs of love for Krishna, and keeping a vigil into the night. After Krishna’s midnight hour birth, statues of baby Krishna are washed and clothed, then placed in a cradle. The devotees then break their fast, by sharing food and sweets. Women draw tiny
Lessons for the
Lesson 1 : Believe in Karma
We are all born with a purpose, i.e. we are born on earth to fulfil some duties and therefore, these duties must be carried out without any hesitation or
The car who cut you off. Honked incessantly. The promotion you should have received. Relax. Karma is watching.
Lesson 2 : Never give up on what you love.
Krisha had a deep love for the flute, and he never stopped playing it just because of his commitments. Even during times of war it was by his side. Hobbies and passions can breathe new life into us when we’re overwhelmed.
When was the last time, you did what you loved? Comment below! Now do it today! And tell me how you feel!
Lesson 3 : Stay Humble
Even if he was the Lord of all creation, he was still humble and showed respect to his elders- whether it was his parents or teachers. He was always eager to please them. Because of this, people were willing to help him everywhere he went. Show respect to everyone, and they will show respect to you.
Positions and earnings are transient. Knowledge and skills are permanent. Try growing these. Lakshmiji always follows Saraswatiji.
India is the only country where “Kal” means both yesterday and tomorrow. Take 3 deep breaths. Then 3 more. You feel relaxed already. All is Well!
Lesson 5: Smile!
Right from his birth, Krishna faced a number of adversities. Yet he dealt with each and
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(Some learnings from Wikipedia and other sources)