Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Live Celebrations: Dahi Handi celebrations begin in the country

Janmashtami 2022 Live Updates: The Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami is being celebrated with much pomp across the country. The festival is also known as Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami or Srijayanti, and marks the birth of Lord Krishna – the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shraavana of Bhadrapad. The largest celebration of this festival takes place in Mathura and Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna was born and spent his growing up years. This year, Janmashtami celebrations began on August 18 and will continue until the next day. Dahi Handi, an important ritual, is being marked a day after Janmashtami on Friday, August 19, 2022. 

Also Read: Krishna Janmashtami 2022: When is Dahi Handi? Know all about its date, history, celebrations and significance

According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna, the son of Devaki and Vasudeva, was born in Mathura at midnight on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Bhadrapada month (August–September). He was born to destroy Mathura’s demon king, Kansa, Lord Krishna’s mother, Devaki‘s brother. Following his birth, Vasudeva – who was imprisoned in a dungeon with Devaki – carried Lord Krishna in a basket across the Yamuna river all the way to Gokul, where he was raised by foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. On Janmashtami, devotees observe fasts, wear new clothes, and pray to the idols of Bal Krishna, dress them up in new clothes and place them in a cradle. 

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  • Aug 19, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    Dahi Handi 2022: Girls participate in Dahi Handi competition in Mumbai

    A video of a group of girls participating in the Dahi Handi competition in the Dadar Nakshatra Lane, Mumbai, was shared by ANI. Dahi Handi is marked during the auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami. 

  • Aug 19, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Dahi Handi 2022: How India is celebrating the grand Janmashtami ritual

    Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna.  (PTI)

    India is marking the grand celebrations of the Dahi Handi festival, also known as Gopalakala or Utlotsavam, today, August 19. The ritual is part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival and involves a group of Govindas who dress up in colourful attires to make human pyramids and reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk suspended mid-air to break it. See how India is celebrating this festival here.

  • Aug 19, 2022 10:02 AM IST

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar says Lord Krishna is the epitome of divine love

    Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar, marked the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami by tweeting his wish for fellow countrymen. He tweeted, “Warm greetings on Janmashtami. Shri Krishna is the epitome of divine love, supreme beauty and eternal happiness. His timeless teachings in the Bhagavad Gita have been a great source of inspiration for humanity. May this #Janmashtami bring peace, harmony and happiness in our lives.”

  • Aug 19, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Janmashtami 2022: Send these wishes, greetings, messages to your loved ones

    Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2022 to you and your loved ones.  (HT Photo)
    Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2022 to you and your loved ones.  (HT Photo)

    Krishna Janmashtami celebrations have begun all across the country. Find best wishes, messages, greetings and images to share with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media platforms here

  • Aug 19, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    PM Modi sends wished on Krishna Janmashtami

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami today. “Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this festival of devotion and gaiety bring happiness, prosperity and good fortune in everyone’s life. Long live Shri Krishna,” PM Modi tweeted. 

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