Bhadra Krishna Astami is called Krishna Janmashtami. It is also called Janmashtami in simple language. It has been a tradition to celebrate this day with the birth of Lord Shri Krishna.
As the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, Shri Krishna’s birthday has been a religious phenomenon on this day. It is also an annual festival celebrated by Hindus.
In Krishna Janmashtami, Hindus worship and worship Lord Shri Krishna with devotion. According to Hindu calendar in the Dwapri Yuga, the birth of Lord Krishna, the founder of the Gyan Yoga, Karma Yoga and Devotional Yoga, is due to the midnight of Bhadra Krishna Ashtami, today the day is known as Shri Krishna Janmashtami and night is Moharatri. On the day of Janmashtami, it is customary to worship Lord Krishna in the temples of the country, preach, recite, sing hymns, and especially women fast and stay awake all night.
According to legend, Krishna was born as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudev. On the basis of ancient records and astronomical calculations, Krishna was born on Janmashtami, July 7,3228 BC, and remained in the earthly folk till February 2,3110 BC.
Mathura (presently Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh in India) was the capital of the Yadavs. Devaki’s brother Raja Kansh had imprisoned his father Ugrasen and had seized state power. Fearing a prediction, he had both taken prisoners in prison. According to the prophecy, he would die from the hands of Devaki’s eighth child. Devshi disappeared after killing Kishi’s first six children. (In fact, Devaki had secretly given the baby to Rohini who was Balaram.) Krishna was born as the eighth child.
Along with being born, Vishnu forced Vasudev to reach Krishna as a nanda and Gokul, the place where he would live, where Krishna could live happily away from his bow. Vasudev took Krishna and reached the secured Gokul across the Yamuna. As everyone was asleep there, Vasudev left Krishna without addressing anyone and returned to the prison with his daughter. Kansh had thrown the young child into the stone as Devi’s eighth child. But he was transferred to Udai Yogamaya (Vishnu’s assistant) in the air and disappeared after warning Kansh about his death.
Krishna grew up with his brother Balaram in Gokul. Later, he returned to Mathura and killed Kansh. Shri Krishna, who had shown his strange lila since childhood, had killed demonic tendencies like Putana, Kansha, Jarasandha and Shishupala. In preaching to Arjuna, one of the Pandavas involved in the fight with the Kauravas in Kurukshetra, the ‘Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ expressed by Mukhervind himself is considered as the holy book of the Hindus. This book has been translated into many languages worldwide.
Born as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the eighth womb of Vasudeva and Devki, to protect all humanity from injustice, oppression and demonic instincts, Shri Krishna inspired the human community to do good in favor of lifelong truth.
What to learn from Krishna’s life
True love : Vrindavan had many gopis like Radha who loved Krishna very much. Krishna looked and respected them all with a friend’s eyes but his love for Radha remained unwavering. Today’s boyfriend can learn true love from him.
Respect for the Guru : Krishna always respected his Guru very much, despite being an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. All the saints he has met in life can be learned from the respect he had for man.
Devotion to parents : Krishna Devaki and Vasudev’s son in real but grew up with Yashoda and Nand. Krishna gave his mother Devaki and Yashoda both a place. He proved that his parents’ place was the most important.
Friendship : Friendship between Lord Sri Krishna and Sudama has become a story. Krishna has taught that selfless friendship does not say high and the low, the rich, the poor, and the great ahead.
Waiver : The essence of Krishna’s behavior and his sermons is to give up his temptation and to walk with only the good.
Struggle : His life in Gokul was always filled with struggles, but he was not disturbed and left with success.