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Tripura celebrates Holy Janmastami : Devotees offer Prayers in Sri Krishna Temples
TIWN Aug 30, 2021
Tripura celebrates Holy Janmastami : Devotees offer Prayers in Sri Krishna Temples
PHOTO : Tripura celebrates Holy Janmastami. TIWN Pic Aug 30, 2021

AGARTALA, Aug 30 (TIWN): Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is being celebrated in Tripura with full enthusiasm.

Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is celebrating in Tripura with full enthusiasm.

Janmastami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God himself. It is also one of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world.

Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. 

The birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is celebrated as Janmashtami in India. It is being celebrated today across India with much fervour. Also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, it is an important Hindu festival. It is believed that Krishna — considered to be the most powerful of Vishnu’s incarnations — was born in a dungeon in Mathura where his parents were imprisoned. Owing to a threat to his life, he was swiftly and surreptitiously taken to Gokul to be raised by his foster parents.

According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is said to be celebrated on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha. Many events take place to mark the important occasion including dance-drama enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana (such as Rasa lila or Krishna Lila), devotional singing through the midnight when Krishna was born, fasting (upavasa), a night vigil (ratri jagaran), and a festival (mahotsava) on the following day.

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