SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Janmashtami is most popularly known as Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with great happiness in India during the monsoon month. If we go by the Hindu calendar, this important day falls on the Ashtami or eighth day of the Krishna Paksh or dark fortnight of Bhadon month.
The most widely accepted view is that Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnate of Lord Vishnu. We all have known from Mahabharata that the birth of Lord Krishna happened to kill the demon Kansa who happens to be his maternal uncle. As a kid Lord Krishna was named "Makhanchor" means the one who steals butter. He used to steal butter from every household of Gokul. Lord Krishna was a wonder child and his skills were noticed since childhood. People started believing that this small boy named Krishna is among the commoners to save them from all difficult situations. Slowly, people of Nandgaon started celebrating the birth of Krishna in a grand way as they believed this day to be a fortunate one.
We can say that this festival initially originated in Gokul and slowly engulfed the Mathura region and later on the whole Uttar Pradesh state. And now even after 1000 years, the whole country celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna as he is the sign of love, faith, friendship, and peace. Whenever there is some imbalance in the universe regarding peace and prosperity, it is said that Lord Vishnu comes to save the humanity from the hands of demons and evils.
In our school campus also we have celebrated Shri Krishna Jayanthi in a pleasant way. Many religious songs were sung by the students. Mantras have been chanted soulfully. And, a pious speech has been delivered by our teacher. At last, Prashad was also distributed to all.
So, by celebrating this festival, Let's all welcome our Krishna every year to get
his blessings ceaselessly.