Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010

Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, one of the most widely worshipped Hindu deities. Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the waning phase of moon in the month of Bhadrapad (July – August). Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010 date is September 1. In North India, Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010 is on September 2.

Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated on two different days in South India and North India. In North India, the Smarta Sect observes Sri Krishna Jayanti on September 1 and Vaishnava Sect on September 2. In South India and Western parts of India, it is observed on September 1.

A fast is observed on Sri Krishna Jayanti and is broken at midnight. The most important mantra recited on the day is Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.’ How to celebrate or perform rituals on Sri Krishna Jayanti can be found in this article.

On the day, the idols of Lord Krishna are bathed in milk and water and are adorned with new bright clothes and worshipped. Sweets (Prasad) are disturbed to the devotees.

Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed with great splendor and children enact scenes from the life of Lord Krishna.

In Maharashtra, pots of milk are hung from tall poles in the streets, and men form human pyramids to reach and break the pots known as Dahi Handi.

Major Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrations take place in Mathura and Vrindavan.

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