Krishna Janmashtami- the most popular and prominent Hindu Festival is just around the corner and likely to fall on Monday, 30 August 2021. Krishna Janmashtami happens to be observed on the eighth Ashtami day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada. Krishna Janmashtami even gets luckier if observes Rohini Nakshatra, according to the Hindu calendar. Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva inside a lock-up cell (jail) around 5,200 years back in the city of Uttar-Pradesh-Mathura. Krishna Janmashtami is exalted with immense devotion and liveliness in India as well as outside it among the avid Hindu enthusiasts.
Depicting here are the significance, shubh muhurat timings, and importance of Krishna Janamasthmi.
Shubh-Muhurat for Krishna Janamasthmi:
Nishita Puja Time- 11:59 PM to 12:44 AM, Aug 31
Parana Time– After 09:44 AM, Aug 31
Rohini Nakshatra Begins - 06:39 AM on Aug 30, 2021
Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 09:44 AM on Aug 31, 2021
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 11:25 PM on Aug 29, 2021
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 01:59 AM on Aug 31, 2021
The Importance of Number- 8 for Shri-Krishna:
The number- eight plays a very significant role in Lord Krishna’s life.
-This winsome divine deity is prominent as the eight personifications (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.
-Lord was born on the Eight Ashtami in the month of Bhadrapada (Bhadon).
-Lord Krishna was also the eighth child born to his mother- Devaki.
- Lord Krishna has been offered eight different sweetmeats (bhog) during Krishna Janmashtami.
- Lord Krishna was born in the month of August as per the Hindu calendar, is the eighth month of the year.
- Bhagwat Gita has eight chapters in totality which have been depicted by Lord Krishna in Mahabharat.
About the Birth of the most favorite God (History):
As per mythological folklores- Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle- Kans Mama wanted to kill all the born babies of his sister as he was the most savage and the brutal maternal uncle who desired to annihilate his sister’s baby with his eternal power. Therefore to keep her last son alive, Devaki and Vasudeva decided to set him free from imprisonment, slavery, and oppression of his cruel mama- Kans. Lord Krishna was taken by his father- Vasudeva, just after his birth across the Yamuna River to a nearby place, namely- Vrindavan. Lord Krishna was safely reached and later on brought up and nurtured with immense care, love, endearment by his non-biological parents, mother- Yasoda and Father-Nandalal who was a local cowherd in the Vrindavan vicinity and a dear friend of Vasudeva. Lord Krishna was taken proper care of at Gokul and eventually killed his vicious uncle- Kans.