Sunday, August 21, 2011

When is Janmashtami

When is Janmashtami 2013

Janmashtami festival falls on the 28th of August (Wednesday)in the year 2013, on 17th of August (Sunday)in the year 2014 on and on 5th of September (Saturday) in the year 2015

Janmashtami date in India as per Hindu calendar is on August28, 2013.  In India and also in other parts of the world such as U.K. and U.S.A, like every other year Janmashtami 2013 will be held where devotees from all corners will gather to worship the birthday of Lord Krishna. ISKCON celebrates this day, also known as Shri Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami, with immense pomp and glory. Bhaktivedanta Manor is the United Kingdom headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Even the Hindus of Houston have planned a huge affair to celebrate Janmashtami 2011. Krishna Janmashtami 2012 date or Krishnashtami festival date for 2013 is on August 28 in North India and on August 27 in the rest of India.

Janmashtami Story

The easy versions of Janmashtami story for kids can be downloaded to be narrated to the youngsters. The awe-inspiring Janmashtami legend has always played an important role in the life of Indians. Janmashtami story about Lord Krishna forms a part of Hindu mythology and Krishna’s difficult feats achieving victory over evil has been inspiring Indians through ages. Hinduism story related to Lord Krishna forms an integral part of Hindu culture and religion.  Grandparents tell these Hindu stories of Krishna to children as they teach them to be in the path of righteousness. Lord Krishna birth story occupies a primary place in the heart of all Hindus.

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Janmashtami Celebrations

Mathura, Dwarka, and Vrindavan, the three religious places deeply associated with Lord Krishna’s life, are the primary centres of attractions during Janmashtami festival celebrations.  Singing the praise of Lord Krishna and dancing to Krishna bhajans form the chief part of Janmashtami celebrations. Right from Houston situated in the other side of the world to Mumbai in India, and even London and Kolkata observe this festival with pomp and glory. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness popularly called ISKCON head quarters in Bhaktivedanta Manor in Great Britain. This society is famous for its splendid celebrations. Regional celebrations of Janmashtami involve Prasad distribution and holding cultural activities. Janmashtami celebrations around the world are covered by the various media agencies. Photos and videos of the Krishna devotees shows they are lost in the celebrations, deeply in love with Sri Krishna.

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