6 Interesting Facts About Happy Janmashtami || Krishna Janmashtami
Published on 2020-04-10 | Edited By Vgetfresh
Following are the 6 Interesting Facts About Happy Janmashtami -
1. Happy Janmashtami is also referred to as Happy Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanti.
Happy Krishna Janmashtami
2. Happy Janmashtmi is said that Lord Krishna was born at midnight. To save Lord Krishna, Vasudeva was advised to take him to his friend, Nanda, who lived in Vrindavan. The torrential rains and thunderstorm made it a very difficult journey. But, Vasudeva was determined. He carried little Krishna on his head and kept walking. To protect him, SheshNag (the Snake God) also quietly rose from behind to cover his Lord from the rains.
Janmashtami Background || Festivals of India
3. There is a popular ritual of Dahi handi, which is basically an imitation of the butter-stealing episodes of Lord Krishna. The boy who stands at the top is called Govinda and the groups are either called handis or mandals.
4. Devotees of Lord Krishna observe a ritualistic fast during his birth anniversary. Devotees eat only a single meal a day before Happy Krishna Janmashtami.
5. The legend of Chappan bhog is tied to the episode of Govardhan parvat. He lifted Govardhan hill on his little finger, under which all the villagers took refuge. He stood there for seven days without moving and eating anything. Once the rain subsided, people presented him with 56 food items.
Happy Janmashtami kab hai || Festivals of India
6. Happy Janmashtami is celebrated across the country with many local variations. People in Tamil Nadu draw beautiful and elaborated patterns called Kolam, made with rice batter on the entrances of their houses and tiny footprints of little Krishna entering their houses.
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