Janmashtami is one of the most important festivals for Hindus. This is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Lord Krishna-one of the most revered Gods in Hinduism. He was born on midnight in the eight day of Hindu lunar month Shravan. Lord Vishnu reincarnated himself in the form of Krishna to removes evils from this earth. It is celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm by near about one billion devotees across the globe. It is like a spiritual New Year eve for the devotees in Hinduism.
Devotees dress up in their best clothes and go to the temple to get the darshan of Lord Krishna. Special plays are shown depicting the life history of Lord Krishna about its birth and childhood popularly known as jakiya. Devotees sing bhajans and kirtans which are organized in the temple on this auspicious day. People keep fasting throughout the day without taking a grain of food till midnight. At midnight, special arti is performed by the priest to welcome Devaki’s son Krishna in Human form and worship to get blessing from him. Devotees with great rejoice break their fast with breaking earthen pot filled with curd. But, some of the devotees break their fast following day in the morning.
It is a special time for the Hindus to revive their spirituality and get blessing for their wellbeing, family and friends. Like every year, Hanuman Vatika is organizing a grand celebration for the birthday of Lord Krishna on 17th of August 2014. The chief guest for this grand occasion will be Dr. Harsh Vardhan-Union Health Minister of the country. The different events which will be organized on the occasion are –
- Jhakiya Darshan at 8 PM.
- Bhajan Sandhya at 9 PM.
- Krishna Janmotsav Aarti at 12 PM which is followed by Prasad vitran and Bhandara.
All devotees are requested to attend in the occasion to get blessing of Lord Krishna and get a peaceful, successful and disease free life during the year.