Skip Navigation Links
Celebrating Janmashtami


Celebrating Janmashtami

This year, August 14th  will be celebrated as Lord Krishna's birthday, commonly known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami. Celebrated by Hindus all over the world, Janmashtami sees the coming together of people from all walks of life immersing themselves in the mirth of the festival.

"Yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya glanir bhavati Bharat;

Dharma sansthaapanaarthaaya sambhaavami yuge yuge."

"Whenever evil will rear its ugly face on earth, I will take birth to reestablish peace and order"

--Bhagvada Gita

The story of Krishna's birth is as fascinating as the events that took place during his life time. According to Hindu mythology, when evil and immoral forces took over the world, mother earth, pleaded Lord Brahma to bring an end to the prevailing conditions. Lord Brahma then asked Lord Vishnu for help, who proclaimed that he will soon take birth to banish all evil from earth.

Krishna was to be his incarnation, the 8th son of Devaki and Vasudeva. Devaki was the sister of Kansa, an evil king who ruled the Vrishni kingdom. Prior to his birth, heavenly voices had prognosticated that it would be Devaki's 8th son that is Krishna who will kill Kansa. Terrified, Kansa had prepared to kill his sister when Vasudeva intervened urging him not to kill his wife. He promised to hand over each new born to him. The ruthless Kansa agreed but put the couple behind bars. When Devaki gave birth the first time, Kansa took away the new born and killed him. The same continued till the birth of the 7th child. However, before the 8th baby was to be born, Lord Vishnu appeared before the couple and asked Vasudeva to exchange his to be born child with his friend Nanda's baby daughter.

When the fated day arrived, Vasudeva marched out with his new born towards Nanda's home. He encountered several problems during his journey, however miraculously he was able to reach his destination. He exchanged the new borns and went back to the prison where Kansa was all geared to kill the 8th child.

Kansa barged into the prison, lifted the baby girl, but this time when he prepared to kill the child, it slipped away from his hands and reached the sky, transforming into Goddess Yogamaya.

Krishna was the cynosure of all eyes while growing up with his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. His divine powers had been apparent in a number of instances that took place during his growing up years. On reaching adulthood, Krishna killed Kansa and reestablished peace in Mathura.

This Janmashtami, let us all hail Lord Krishna and imbibe his teachings in our life. Happy Janmashtami! 

Traditionally Yours,

Team astroYogi.com



More

A Government Job Is Not Best Suited For You If You Belong To These Zodiac Signs

A Government Job I...

A better part of one`s life is spent doing a job. It thus makes sense to pick a job suited to one`s personality and interest. As the wise say,” Choose a job you love...

Read more
Celebrating Makar Sankranti

Celebrating Makar ...

The Sun is considered as one of the most important deities in Hinduism.  According to Vedic Astrology, the Sun moves through the 12 signs of the zodiac and this is k...

Read more
The Bonfire Festival- Lohri

The Bonfire Festiv...

The time of the month has come again this year where people, especially from northern parts of India are busy preparing for Lohri. The long awaited bonfire festival ...

Read more
Tarot Reading In Its Pure Form

Tarot Reading In I...

Tarot is a very powerful and mystical tool that has been used by man for centuries for spiritual growth, divination, meditation and in some form of fortune telling. ...

Read more
Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan- Horoscope Analysis of the Bollywood heartthrob

Happy Birthday Hri...

The ‘Greek God of Bollywood`, the heartthrob of the nation, born on 10 January, is a Capricorn. Hrithik has not been new in the Bollywood fraternity and was very muc...

Read more