Assam Celebrates Krishna Janmashtami Today

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Published: August 19,2022 09:51 AM
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Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu

August 19, 2022: Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.



According to the Hindu calendar, Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated on eighth day of the month of Bhadra. The day mostly falls in the months of August or September as per the western calendar.



Lord Krishna was born in Mathura at midnight in jail when there was heavy rainfall outside, to Devaki and Vasudeva who was imprisoned by cruel Mathura king Kansa. Kansa was the brother of Lord Krishna’s mother.



So most of the pujas or naam-kirtan starts at the evening and goes on till midnight.



On this day, people decorate their homes and their puja space. People set up the Lord Krishna's swing or Krishna Jhula, earthen pots, and make rangoli.



Devotees from different places of Assam were seen taking part in naam kirtans at namghars and offering prayers on the occasion of Janmashtami.