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Janmashtami 2018

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September 2018
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Krishna Janmashtami Date in 2018
 
Krishna Janmashtami

India is also known as land of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna, Hindu devotees belief that they are incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 'Dwapara Yuga', Lord Vishnu came on the earth in the form of Lord Krishna, and this event is famous as Krishna Janmashtami. Krishan Janamashtmi is celebrated on the eighth day or Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad to mark the appearance of the Lord on earth several years back in 3228BC. Born in the Rohini Nakshatra, , the Lord came to perform transcendental activities and shower blessings on his devotees.

This day renews the spiritual beliefs of people in the Lord of the universe, Shri Krishna. The most loved deity of Hindus, Shri Krishna descended on earth to establish love and joy in the world.

The Birth of the Lord

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In this verse from the Bhagvat Gita (4.9), Lord Krishna says that His birth and activities are not material but spiritual. The appearance of the Lord is unlike that of a human who has to accept a material body as per his past karma or deeds. Instead the Lord appears out of His own will to shower benedictions and mercy on his devotees. The person, who understands this truth exactly as it is, instantly becomes qualified to go to the transcendental world.

The Divine Lord Krishna

When Lord Krishna was born, all the planets and other systems of the universe were adjusted in such a way that there was peace and auspiciousness everywhere. The sky shone with auspicious stars. The rivers became full of water while beautiful lotus flowers sprang up in lakes. The wind blew calmly carrying the sweet fragrance of flowers while the birds sang melodiously in the forests.

Embodiment of the divine power present in every living being, Lord Krishna is often seen playing the flute. He is the most loved and adorable God reciprocating the Love of His devotees in the same form and degree as the devotee render to Him. He fulfills the deepest desires of His devotees and showers blessings and benedictions in the most personalized way.

During his stay on the earth, He displayed His strengths and intellect guiding Arjuna in the battlefield laying the principles of spiritual progress for the benefit of humanity. Inspiring the world with His wisdom, He laid emphasis on devotional service and karma without the desire for the fruits of that action.