Today, 28 August 2013 is Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Krishnashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
It coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Bhadrapada Month. It is week-long festival in Gujarat and some other parts of North India.
The main purpose of Lord Krishna’s incarnation was to restore peace in the universe by demolishing evil. Lord Krishna killed thousands of demons and protected sages, noble men and women from them. Krishna played major role in Mahabharata and Kurukshetra war where Pandavas defeated Kauravas and restored their kingdom.
Sri Krishna Temples at Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka, Guruvayoor, Udupi and ISKCON Temples are the famous Krishna Temples in India.
Read how to do simple Sri Krishna Puja at home or Sri Krishnashtami or Janmashtami puja procedure.
Here you can check out your favorite special recipes for Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Download free Janmashtami MP3 songs for bhajans, Dahi Handi utsav celebrations…