Saturday, September 5, 2015

Janmashtami Muhurat & 7 Unknown Facts About Krishna

There are many mischievous tales about Lord Krishna. Do you think you know them all? No? Then we have brought a plethora of such tales. Read below to know 7 less known facts about Lord Krishna.

According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day or Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight). The month is Sawan in South Indian Panchang and Bhadrapada in North Indian Panchang. The birthday celebration of Krishna will begin at 23:36 IST and run till 00:42 IST on September 5, 2015. Those who are fasting for Krishna may open their fast after the sunrise of next morning, which is at 06:00:55 IST on September 6, 2015. In 2015, Ashtami Tithi will begin at 03:55 IST on September 5 and end at 03:01 IST on September 6.

Being mischievous, Kanha is the protector, saviour, friend, and a philosopher. He is one of the most loved gods of Hindus. Janmashtami is the day of celebration on the birth of Lord Krishna and is celebrated with much enthusiasm and revelry all over the world.

Lord Krishna is also known by other 108 names. Some of them being Kanhaiya, Murlidhar, and Manohar. But do you know there are certain unknown facts about Lord Krishna? Let’s take a look on these seven facts.

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1. Story behind 16,108 wives of Lord Krishna

We all know Lord Krishna had more than 16000 wives, but do you know the real story behind?

There are many stories revolving around mischievous Kanha. One of them is that out of 16,108 wives of Krishna 16,100 were actually the prisoners of an Asura called ‘Narakasura’. When Krishna defeated Narakasura, his prisoners became free. But, society didn’t accept them. Thus, sought for help to Krishna. Lord Krishna, being generous, gave them the title of Queens. However, there are many other stories revolving around the incident.

Other 8 wives of Lord Krishna’s that were also called Patrani includes Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagna Jiti, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Bhadra and Lakshmana. Krishna had total of 80 sons, that is 10 son from each of his Patrani. 

2. No mention of Radha in the scriptures

Though we have enjoyed many romantic episodes of Radha and Krishna, but experts have claimed that our ancient scriptures don’t mention anything about Radha.

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3. Lord Krishna once fought with Arjuna

Krishna was a mysterious character, he knew everything but never tried to change the fate. Once, he started fighting with Arjuna, and Lord Shiva had to descend, in order to stop the fight. To this, Krishna replied Arjuna had to go for a battle, and I was testing him.

4. Lord Krishna Once Brought Back The Life Of His Guru’s Son

As a part of his Guru Dakshina, Krishna once brought back the life of his Guru Sandipani’s son. 

He also brought back the other six sons of Devaki, for a brief reunion with Balaram (seventh son) and himself, the eighth son.

5. Krishna Transformed Himself Into A Woman

Iravant, who was son of Arjuna and Ulupi sacrificed himself before Kali Mata, so that Pandavas could win. But before dying he had a last wish of getting married. However, no girl wanted to marry him as she had to later embrace widowhood. At that time, Krishna transformed himself in to a woman named Mohini and married Iravant. Not only this, he even wept like a widow after her husband died. 

6. Krishna Supported Duryodhan By Giving Him His Entire Narayani Sena

Duryodhana was the first one to reach Dwarka to seek Krishna’s help, while Arjuna was second. However Krishna was sleeping at the time duo arrived. They both sat near him. While Duryodhana sat near Krishna’s head, Arjuna sat near his toes. When Krishna woke up he saw Arjuna first, and said to choose between him and Narayani Sena. Being kind he gave option to Arjuna only because he wanted to help Duryodhana too, who has arrived before Arjuna seeking his help.

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7. Death Of Lord Krishna Was A Curse

Death of Lord Krishna was also pre-destined. Gandhari had given a curse to Lord Krishna that the entire Yadav clan would be destroyed by themselves. After 36 years of war, the same happened. The entire clan diminished by killing each other.

However, Sri Krishna was killed by a hunter named Jara, who thought Krishna to be a deer and shot an arrow in his toe.

It is also said that after killing Bali, Lord Rama told his son Angad that he will be able to revenge his father’s death in his next birth. Since, Sri Rama and Krishna both are avatars of Lord Vishnu, it is believed that hunter Jara who killed Sri Krishna was Angad’s reincarnation.

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With this piece of information, we hope that you will utilize this auspicious day to the fullest. On the next day after Janmashtami, Dahi Handi will be celebrated. Make this day a fun-filled celebration.

Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2015!

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