Janmashtami this year falls on Thursday Sep 2nd. What is Janmashtami? It is the celebration of the birth of one of the most famous Hindu Gods, Krishna, on the eighth day (“Ashtami”) in the month of Sravana. Lord Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (which means star). This usually falls during the months of August – Septemeber. Legend has it that Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the evil rule and atrocities of his maternal uncle, Kansa.
Stay tuned for more posts on stories of this delightful ‘birthday’!