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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Festivals - Sri Krishna Janmashtami,Aug 23rd


LORD KRISHNA, THE EIGHTH AVTAR OF VISHNU WAS BORN IN the Duapar Yug which came just before Kal Yug (the yug in which we find ourselves today). His birthday falls on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon (eight days after Raksha Bandhan), some time in July or August, according to the English calendar. This is during the rainy season and is known as Janam Astami.This festival is celebrated on two days, once on the actual day of his birth in prison at Mathura, and then on the very next day on his being discovered in the house of Nand and Yashoda at Gokul. Read More>>>

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