Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Krishnashtami / Janmashtami / Gokulashtami.

Festival Greetings from all of us,
To each and every one of you:
May Lord Krishna’s blessings be with you, always.

(Below Greeting Cards from me and my wife contain pictures of our eight months old grandson; Ch. Atharv dressed as Young/Little Krishna) 
 Wish You All A Happy And Blessed Shree Krishna Janmashtami – N. Raghu.
Happy Shree Krishna Janmashtami – N. Lalitha.

Today is Shree Krishna Janmashtami also known as Krishnashtami and Gokulashtami that is the birthday of Lord Krishna an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is a festival celebrated by Hindus all over India and the world with religious fervor and traditional enthusiasm.
The tradition of celebrating Lord Krishna’s Birthday is over 5200 years old! According to scholars, Lord Krishna was born on 19th July 3228 BC that is on Wednesday the eighth day (Ashtami) of the second fortnight of Sravana Masam (Month of Sravana). He was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in a prison cell at Mathura. This place still exists and is thronged by pilgrims and visitors throughout the year. It is between Delhi and Agra and all tourists visiting Taj Mahal make it a point to visit Shree Krishna Temple and his place of birth at Mathura. This is how I and my wife happened to visit Mathura and similarly my two sons went there separately during their return journey from Taj Mahal to Delhi. 

On this happy occasion of Krishnashtami I wish you and your family, happiness, prosperity and peace. May Lord Krishna bless you richly. 

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