Importance and significance

Krishna Janmashtami- the most popular and prominent Hindu Festival is just around the corner and likely to will fall on 12th August in 2020. 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 on 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 a city of Uttar-Pradesh-Mathura. Krishna Janamasthmi is exalted with immense devotion and liveliness in India as well as outside it among the avid Hindu enthusiasts.

Depicting here the significance, shubh muhurat timings, and importance of Krishna Janamasthmi.

Shubh-Muhurat for Krishna Janamasthmi:

Nishita Puja Time- 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, Aug 12

Parana Time– After 11:16 AM, Aug 12

Rohini Nakshatra Begins - 03:27 AM on Aug 13, 2020

Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 05:22 AM on Aug 14, 2020

Ashtami Tithi Begins – 09:06 AM on Aug 11, 2020

Ashtami Tithi Ends – 11:16 AM on Aug 12, 2020


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, which 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 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 at Gokul and eventually killed his vicious uncle- Kans.

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