Lord Krishna is one of the adorable gods of Hindu Mythology and the most endearing chocolaty son has his birthday coming on the way. The world is preparing for a big festivity on Krishna Janmashtami to make the celebration a special occasion. It is not only celebrated in India but also a great splendour observance world-wide. People witness the majestic grandeur in a joyful and exuberant way all around the corners during this festival. On this account, Lord Krishna is venerated enthusiastically at innumerable Krishna temples/pilgrimages in the midnight till his Janam time; because it is a belief that Lord Krishna was born on a un-illuminated, blustery and stormy night.
You must know: Must know facts about Janmashtami
It is a time to know a lot more about the rituals and the traditional ceremonies for Krishna Janmashtami.
Ceremonial Rituals to follow on Krishna Janmashtami
- On this auspicious day; people throw huge processions, decorate cascades. And carry remarkable chariots on the name of Lord Krishna to witness his most adorable glances in a form of baby krishna- ladoo gopala.
- Krishna Janmashtami is a very important day in Hindu mythology. It is reverenced with chanting mantras, arti, slokas, and traditional pujas with religious set of rituals among the devotees.
- Krishna followers also keep themselves awake till midnight to pray Lord Krishna with intense lively religious worship and cheerfulness.
- Temples, religious places, houses should be decorated extremely well with countless jhankis, tableau and wonderful images of baby lord Krishna.
- Night long rituals are conducted and sundry religious as well as devotional songs are sung inside in the temples, followed by traditional group dances.
- A strict fast is also observed on the foregoing day of Krishna Janmashtami until midnight.
- Earthen pots (makkhan- matki) of milk, curd from long bamboos are also hung in the streets near the temples and the people throng together to form a human pyramid to break pots in a peculiar way.
- Just before his janam, Baby Krishna is given a traditional bath with gangajal- holy water and milk; then embellished with multiple comely dresses along with accessories.
- Luscious sweetmeats and mouth-watering delicacies are also made for bhog and prasad during the birth celebration; and are eaten after the Janam exuberance.
- During Lord’s Birth gaiety Krishna Janmashtami, the most revered Hindu divinity; Laddo Gopala is adorned with beauteous outfits and various ornaments including flower tiara, bangles, anklets, flutes and some other.
Krishna Janmashtami is a birth commemoration of the God; who is not only famous for his humanity and good deeds but also memorialized for playing an absolute essential role on the battle field of Kurukshetra during ‘The Mahabharata’ War.