Krishna Janmashtami, or simply Janmashtami, is a Hindu festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, one of the holy Hindu trinity’s three gods, and one of his most important and adored avatars. It will be observed this year on Monday, August 30.
Lord Krishna was Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar, born in the Dvapara Yuga, according to Indian mythology. Janmashtami is a significant Hindu festival celebrated in India and around the world, and the day itself is considered extremely auspicious.
Lord Krishna is said to have been born at midnight in a jail cell in Mathura, where his parents Devaki and Vasudeva were imprisoned. Due to a threat to his life, he was secretly transported to a town near Mathura, where he grew up with foster parents Nanda and Yashoda, as well as brothers Balarama and Subhadra.
There are numerous fascinating and comprehensive stories about his life that may be found in books. Take a minute today, on the occasion of the Blue God’s birth, to thank him for all that is good in your life and to ask forgiveness for any wrongdoings.