Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Janmashtami 2010 – Krishnashtami in 2010 or Gokulashtami

Source : different internet sources.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami or Krishnashtami, also known as Gokulashtami, is the birthday of one of the most popular deities of Hinduism, Lord Sri Krishna. Janmashtami 2010, popularly known as Krishnashtami, date is September 1, 2010. Smartha Sects celebrate the Janmashtami in 2010 on September 1 and Vaishnava sects celebrate the Krishnashtami 2010 or Gokulashtami in 2010 on September 2. Janmashtami 2010 date in North India is 2nd September (In some places).
Lord Krishna was born on the Astami thithi (eighth day) in Krishna paksha during Shravan month (August – September). It falls in Bhadrapad month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Lord Krishna’s Nakshatra or the birth star is Rohini nakshatram. The main objective or the aim of Krishnas birth was to demolish the demon Kansa and his evil acts. Kansa is Krishnas maternal uncle.
In the south, the festival is celebrated as Sri Krishnajanmashtami, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.
In Tamil Nadu in particular Brahmins noth Iyers and Iyengars, Yadhavas, Chettiars, Pillais celebrate the festival. Uriadi or climbing a stick containing a pot of sweet curds is also a major event inVarahur and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
The pooja is performed late in the evening,[Particularly time when Moon rises this time will differ for different places this time will mentioned in Hindu calendar Panchanga as Krishna was born at midnight. Generally, most of the sweets and savouries are prepared on that day. Normally, a Kolam(rice flour drawings on ground), also known as rangoli, drawn specially for the occasion, called ezhakoolam, decorates the front yard. Footprints representing those of Krishna are drawn from the front yard to the pooja room, representing the god entering the devotee's home.

I wish all my friends ,family members and all my well wishers a  Happy Krishnajanmashtami, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.

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