Krishna Janmashtami 2023, Wishes, Quotes, Rituals

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Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu Festival celebrated heavily in India and across the world. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is one of the most worshiped deities in the Hindu religion. Believers hold that Krishna was the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his birth is associated with significant historical and religious events.

When is Janmashtami in 2023?

Krishna Janmashtami celebration usually occurs on the eighth day (Astami) of the Waning moon phase (Krishna paksha) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (Lies between August and September). This year it is celebrated on the 6th of September 2023. This means that the birth celebration of Lord Krishna will take place at midnight (mostly 12 a.m. on 7th September). It is because as per the belief, the lord was born at midnight.

The next day of Janmashtami is Dahi Handi (7th September 2023). Dahi Handi symbolizes the playful nature of Lord Krishna which was full of mischievous activities.

In some parts of India, especially in Maharashtra, people build human pyramids to reach out to a pot full of yogurt, also known as Curd or Dahi. Teams that successfully reach the pots and break them receive various monetary prizes at multiple locations.

Janmashtami Rituals and Traditions

Fasting & Devotional Activities

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, devotees do fasting for the entire day. Some even perform strict fasting, abstaining from food and water. Throughout the day, they engage in prayer and bhajans. And immerse themselves in stories related to the life of Lord Krishna through reading or listening.

12 am Midnight Celebration

The most significant moment during Krishna Janmashtami is the midnight celebration because it is believed that Lord Krishna was born at that time. Temples and houses are adorned with lovely decorations, and they put idols or pictures of baby Krishna in cradles. Devotees sing devotional songs (bhajans) and engage in traditional dances (Raas Leela) to rejoice in Lord Krishna’s birth.

Cradle Swinging

In households and temples, a decorated cradle holding the idol of baby Krishna is kept. And it is softly rocked as a part of the festivities. Devotees alternate in swinging the cradle, symbolizing Lord Krishna’s nurturing and caring qualities.

Preparing Delicious Prasad

Worshippers prepare a diverse range of delicious meals, sweets, and fruits to present as offerings to Lord Krishna. These offerings are referred to as “bhog”, “prasad” and “prasadam.” After being offered to the deity, they are shared among devotees as a divine blessing of Lord Krishna.

Krishna Janmashtami 2023 Wishes

Wish you a very happy Janmashtami

May Lord Krishna bless you and your family with peace and happiness… Happy Krishna Janmashtami!

This Janmashtami, let’s celebrate the birth of Kanha ji with lots of joy and happiness. Wishing you and your family a very happy Janmashtami on this auspicious day!

May the Natkhat Nand Lal always provide you and your family with happiness, health, and prosperity.

May Lord Krishna always bless you with love and peace and happiness. Happy Janmashtami to you and your whole family!

May your Janmashtami celebrations are full of festivities and fun, bright colours and enjoyment… Wishing a very Happy Janmashtami to you.

May Lord Krishna is always there to take away all your stress and leave you with happiness. Warm wishes on Shri Krishna Janmashtami to you

Krishna, the divine teacher of the universe, is always here with you. Happy Janmashtami!!

On the festive occasion of Janmashtami, I wish that Lord Krishna is always there to guide you and protect you in life…. Happy Janmashtami to you.

May Lord Krishna is always there to bless our lives. Happy Birthday to Kanha

May Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries on this Janmashtmi! And give you all the love, peace and happiness! Happy Janmashtmi!

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