Welcome Lord Krishna on earth on the day of Janmashtami with happiness and joy. Celebrations and decorations will adorn the country with people all over in the festive spirit to enjoy the Janmashtami. Decked up cities and states with innumerable Janmashtami temples enjoy birth anniversary of Bal Gopal. At 12 in the midnight, bells are rung and conches are blown to mark the auspicious and pious occasion of Janmashtami. So, what are waiting for? Step in the world of festival with 123janmashtami.com. Janmashtami 2014 is up its way to give birth to the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu i.e. Shri Krishna on this earth. There is a historical background related to the birth of the God. People of Mathura were terrorized by its King Kansa who happened to be the maternal uncle of God on Earth after his birth.
God decided to put an end to his tyranny and other evil on earth and came down on earth in human form. Janmashtami history relates to the killing of Kansa and the two ferocious demons.
The birth of Lord Krishna also spread the message of brotherhood in the country. He stressed on ones karma and preached that one should perform his duties without expecting the results.
The Gods teachings can be found in the book of Song of God called Bhagavad Gita.
The day of Janmashtami is also celebrated as Dahi handi day in most of the parts of north India
People suspend the earthen pot high up in the sky containing milk, butter or curd. Then they form human pyramid and break it.
This Janmashtami ritual is similar to the one performed by Lord Krishna.
People also perform grand Janmashtami pooja by singing aarti and bhajans. There are some really tasty food and sweets to eat. However, some people observe Janmashtami fast and only eat after the Janmashtami midnight pooja.