Keeping the faith and making life a celebration is what festivals are all about ! Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna.He isconsidered to be the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This year it falls on Saturday,August 24th, 2019.
In all of Maha Vishnu’s Avatars, Sri Krishna Avatar is the most colorful one. Sri Krishna is naughty, playful, flirty, a fine statesman, a warrior and is eventually the wisest teacher there ever could be.His song the Bhagavad Gita, the holy book of the Hindus is the quintessence of his wisdom.
The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great fun and gaiety all over the world by the Hindus owing to the fact that Sri Krishna was one of the most forceful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu, that one can relate to in everyday life. A lot of song, dance and naughty pranks surround this festival season as Sri Krishna is believed to have enjoyed being a part of all that. Adorable and mischievous as a kid, a happy cowherd boy who could charm the cattle by playing his flute, a lover of dance who danced through the night with the Gopikas (Rasa Leela), an eternal lover boy (RadhaKrishna ), the protector of women ( Draupadi ‘s Vastraharan), a humble and loyal friend (Partha/Arjuna- sarathy/charioteer ), a philosopher and a teacher (the Bhagavad Gita) …….we celebrate him for his many personality traits, during this festival season.
Festivals are little reminders for us in an otherwise mundane life, to keep the faith and trust in divine intervention.Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
May his grace be upon you & me this festival season !