Krishna Janmashtami 2010 SMS, Festival greetings, wishes, cards,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated all over the world on Thursday, Sept 2, 2010. Janmashtami is the joyful celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth. Krishna Janmashtami , is also known as “Krishnashtami” is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of god Vishnu. sri_krishna_janmashtami150

Janmashtami is also called by these names ,”Gokulashtami“, “Ashtami Rohini”, “Srikrishna Jayanti“, “Sree Jayanthi” or simply as “Janmashtami“,

The ritual is to fast the previous day (Saptami, seventh day), which is followed by a night-long vigil commemorating the birth of Krishna at midnight in the jail where his maternal uncle Kansa was keeping them captive, and his immediate removal by his father Vasudeva to a foster-home for safe-keeping.

At midnight, the idol of the infant Krishna is bathed, adorned in new clothes and jewellery, placed in a cradle and worshiped. The fast is completed after Aarti, a special prayer

Fasting, bhajans, pujas and many other rituals mark Janmashtami celebrations in India.

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