01/5Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Images, Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Pictures and Greeting Cards

Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Images, Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Pictures and Greeting Cards

Krishna Janmashtmi is the annual festival which is dedicated to the birth of Lord Krishna, one of the most pious and respected Hindu Gods. Fondly known as Kanha, Laddu Gopal, Balmukund or BalGopal, Lord Krishna is everyone's favourite.

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02/5Significance of Krishna Janmashtmi

Significance of Krishna Janmashtmi

It is said that Lord Krishna's birth happened some 5200 years ago in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh with special powers.

Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Bhadon. This year, Janmashtami celebrations will begin on August 11, which is a Tuesday, with many states expected to celebrate it on August 12 as well.

The day holds special significance for devotees. Lord Krishna was born to kill the evil king Kansa, who was the ruler of Mathura and his uncle by blood. Once Kansa heard about the prophecy which said that Devaki's eighth son would kill him, he imprisoned Devaki and her husband, Vasudeva and also killed their seven sons. However, Kansa was unable to kill Krishna upon his birth and many years later, Krishna brought an end to Kansa's deadly reign. Thus, Janmashtmi puja is done to seek worship Lord Krishna's courage and celebrate good over evil.

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03/5Janmashtmi is celebrated in a colourful way

Janmashtmi is celebrated in a colourful way

On this day, Krishna temples are decorated, processions are taken out, people observe fast and dedicate their day to the bhajans and kirtans of the deity.

Dahi Handi is another major attraction celebrated on the second day of Janmashtami in Maharashtra and other westerns states of India. As a kid, Lord Krishna used to steal butter and dahi and in fond remembrance of this memory, high hung pots of dahi are broken by teams of youth called the "Govindas" by forming a human pyramid. Devotees also enact dance-dramas to deliver morals and life-lessons from Krishna's life. Some also keep a fast, prepare special delicacies, called 'Janmashtmi Bhog' and celebrate. Idols of infant Krishna are washed, clothed and placed in a cradle. Krishna Puja is also done at midnight.

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04/5Share these lovely messages with your friends and family

Share these lovely messages with your friends and family

Even though the celebrations will be a low-key this year, owing to the pandemic, the grandest Janmashtmi celebrations take places in cities like Mathura and Vrindavan. Nonetheless, wishes and blessings, which you can send to your loved ones virtually can mark the day in a special way. Here are some special greetings, images and wishes you can share with your loved ones on the pious occasion of Janmashtmi.

"May Lord Krishna come to your house this Janmashtami and light the lamp of happiness! Happy Janmashtami!"

"Let there be love, happiness and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami!"

“May Lord Krishna always be with you and protect you and your loved ones.” Happy Krishna Janmashtami!”

May your life be filled with love, happiness, laughter and Krishna’s blessings. Happy Janmashtami!

"May Lord Krishna steal all your worries and leave happiness at your door"

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05/5Wish your loved ones a happy Janmashtmi!

Wish your loved ones a happy Janmashtmi!

"Happy Janmashtmi. May Natkhat NandLal always give you reasons to be happy."

"Jai Ho Murli Dhar Gopal Ki,

Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki.

Janmashtmi ke pavan avsar par

Aapko aur Aapke parivar ko

Hardik shubkamnaye"

Here are also some valueble teachings from Lord Krishna's life which you can share on Janmashtmi:

"Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good."-Bhagvad Gita

"Set your heart upon your work but never its reward."- Bhagvad Gita

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