Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Interesting facts you probably didn't know

Updated On Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST
  • This year will mark Lord Krishna's 5249th birth anniversary. On the occasion, here are a few interesting and lesser-known facts about Shri Krishna.
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Janmashtami, also referred to as Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanti, is a Hindu festival celebrated across the country. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna. This year, Janmashtami will be observed on August 19.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Janmashtami, also referred to as Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanti, is a Hindu festival celebrated across the country. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna. This year, Janmashtami will be observed on August 19.(HT Photo)

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According to some scholars, Lord Krishna was born on July 18, 3,228 BCE in northern India.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

According to some scholars, Lord Krishna was born on July 18, 3,228 BCE in northern India.(Unsplash)

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Dahi Handi, also called Gopal Kala or Dahikala, is an event which usually takes place on the second day of Janmashtami. To this day, people mimic Lord Krishna's winsome moments as a child. An earthen pot filled with butter/dahi is hung from a great height and a group of people make a human pyramid and break the pot.(Representative Image/AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Dahi Handi, also called Gopal Kala or Dahikala, is an event which usually takes place on the second day of Janmashtami. To this day, people mimic Lord Krishna's winsome moments as a child. An earthen pot filled with butter/dahi is hung from a great height and a group of people make a human pyramid and break the pot.(Representative Image/AP Photo)

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Janmashtami is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha in the month of the month of July-August Sravana, according to the Hindu calendar.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Janmashtami is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha in the month of the month of July-August Sravana, according to the Hindu calendar.(Unsplash)

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Janmashtami is celebrated with much fervour not just in India but also in the United States and several other countries. In Singapore, processions chanting 'Hare Krishna' are taken out at Serangoon Road, a street stretched from Little India to Kallang.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Janmashtami is celebrated with much fervour not just in India but also in the United States and several other countries. In Singapore, processions chanting 'Hare Krishna' are taken out at Serangoon Road, a street stretched from Little India to Kallang.(Unsplash)

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Nandotsava is celebrated a day after Janmashtami. It was observed by Nanda Maharaja, the foster-father of Krishna to celebrate the birth of his son. On this day, Nand Baba distributed ornaments, clothes, cattle and various other valuables among saints and sages. In return, they bestowed blessings on Lord Krishna.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Nandotsava is celebrated a day after Janmashtami. It was observed by Nanda Maharaja, the foster-father of Krishna to celebrate the birth of his son. On this day, Nand Baba distributed ornaments, clothes, cattle and various other valuables among saints and sages. In return, they bestowed blessings on Lord Krishna.(Unsplash)

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On this day, devotees fast for 24 hours and break it the next day when the Ashtami Tithi is over with bhog that is prepared for Lord Krishna.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:53 PM IST

On this day, devotees fast for 24 hours and break it the next day when the Ashtami Tithi is over with bhog that is prepared for Lord Krishna.(Unsplash)

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