Krishna Janamashtmi 2019 was celebrated on 24 August this year. This auspicious occasion marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who is considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
“Whenever there will be a predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil and to save the good.” This is a popular saying in the Bhagwad Gita, which also marks the significance of the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival of Janmashtami is a pious occasion to celebrate the feeling of goodwill, togetherness and faith, encouraging us to put an end to all the evil prevalent in the society.
Every year, Janamashtmi is celebrated with great pomp and show. Hindus celebrate this festival by fasting, singing, praying, sharing food and visiting temples to worship the idols of Lord Krishna.
Glimpses of Krishna Janamashtmi 2019 from ISKON temple, Delhi:
Krishna Janamashtmi 2019 was celebrated in many cities of northern India, especially Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. In New Delhi, the capital of India, Lord Krishna’s birth was celebrated in a glorious manner at ISKON temple, East of Kailash. Hundreds of devotees waited in queues to pay their respect and enjoy the centuries-long tradition of Raslila. This was portrayed through group events, dances and display of spiritual books. The temple was beautifully decorated, in lieu of its ongoing 3-day Janamashtmi 2019 festival. The shrines within the temple were dazzling as the premises rejoiced in an exuberant aura, with hundreds of worshippers waiting to get a glimpse of the idols.
Here is a glimpse of Janamashtmi celebrations at ISKON temple, New Delhi: