Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Janmashtami Puja Muhurat

Janmashtami Puja Muhurat
This year “Krishna Janmashtami” is celebrated on the 28th August 2013. The Puja Muhurat for Janmashtami is given below.

  • Nishita Puja timing is between - 24:05 to 24:51
  • The midnight moment is - 24:28
  • The full duration of the puja is - 45 mins
  • Following day, Parana timing - after 15:29
  • Rohini Nakshatra end time - 15:29

Krishna Bhagavan

Well… If there is one god, who is universally loved, adored and at the same time worshipped with utmost respect, then it is none other than Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna is the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and also considered to be the most powerful one. It has been universally accepted that the period between 3200 BC and 3100 BC is the time Lord krishna lived on earth. 

The story of the birth of Krishna Bhagavan goes like this…

Lord krishna was born to Vasudeva and Devaki, to put an end to all the evil that has descended upon Mother Earth. Lord Vishnu himself took form in Devaki’s womb and was born as Krishna.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is called as Krishna Janmashtami, and is celebrated with much love by one and all. Krishna’s birth was a threat to King Kamsa’s life, who was the brother of Devaki and the cruel ruler of Mathura. On the day of Vasudeva and Devaki’s wedding, King Kamsa had a dream that, the 8th son of Devaki would be the one responsible for his end on Earth. Then, Kamsa threatened to kill Devaki, but spared her only because of the promise made by Vasudeva, that every child they have would be handed over to him.

So, all the babies that were born to Devaki had been slaughtered by Kamsa and he was awaiting the birth of the 8th baby. On the night before Krishna’s birth, Lord Vishnu appeared in Vasudeva’s dreams and instructed him to take little krishna to Gokula and leave him to be raised as the son of Yashodha. Lord Krishna was born and king Kamsa’s fate was decided, Lord krishna eventually killed King Kamsa and rescued his parents and brought peace to Mathura.

This is just a brief narration about Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna’s legend are many to tell; his many adventures in killing various demons as young Bal Kanhaiya, his tales of love with Gopika’s and Radha, his role in Mahabharatha and many more.

To know more about Lord Krishna and the legend associated with his birth, click here Krishna Janmashtami 

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