Janmashtami 2020: Janmashtami or Krishna Janmashtami is also known as the Gokulashtami. It is one of the widely celebrated festivals of Hindus. Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The day falls on the Ashtami tithi of Shravan month or the eighth day of Shravan month, according to the Hindu calendar. This year Janmashtami 2020 will be celebrated on the 11th august, i.e., on Tuesday.
How You Can Celebrate Janmashtami 2020 At Home
Hindu devotees observe fast on the day of Krishna Janmashtami, and some people decorate their houses with rangoli and flowers. This year you can celebrate Janmashtami 2020 by decorating your temples and singing a devotional song of Lord Krishna.
Hindu devotees observe a whole day fast, and at midnight Krishna’s birth is narrated. On this day idol of Krishna is placed in a cradle and bathed with panchamrit, which is made by ghee, milk, gangajal, honey, and tulsi leaves. After which the prasad is distributed among the devotees.
For making your Janmashtami more interesting and exciting, you can organize a Dahi Handi event followed by some plays and dance performances based on the birth of Lord Krishna.
7 Amazing Facts About Janmashtami 2020
- Janmashtami 2020 is the 5246th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna. According to some scholars, Krishna was born on 18th July 3228 BCE.
- Krishna Janmashtami is one of the biggest religious festivals in the World. Around 930 million people celebrated the Janmashtami *?>< G01last year.
- In western Maharashtra, the major exciting attraction of the festival is ‘Dahi-handi’. If we talk about Mumbai, then around 4000 dahi-handi events are organized alone in Mumbai.
- Krishna Janmashtami is a not only major event in India but also abroad, where the Janmashtami is celebrated with full excitement.
- Lord Krishna was born in Mathura, district of Uttar Pradesh. Mathura has around 400 temples dedicated to Nandgopal.
- Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, and Sree Jayanthi.
- Jhakkis and Ghatas – Special arrangements for the celebration of the day is known as ‘jhankis’; which is created during the day time to recreate various incidents from the childhood of the Lord.