Krishna Janmashtami is the Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. The annual festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana and commemorates the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami falls on August 14, 2017, and is followed by the celebration of Dahi Handi on August 15. Krishna Janmashtami celebration often includes sending Happy Krishna Janmashtami wishes and WhatsApp messages to friends and family. The birth of Lord Krishna and its celebration is an extremely important festivity in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.
According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month and this day is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami. It is customary for people to celebrate the birth of Krishna with dance performances and dramas as people celebrate and remember Raas Lila or Krishna Lila. Devotees of Lord Krishna also sing Bhajans mantras and devotional songs at midnight to celebrate Lord Krishna’s arrival. Krishna-Bhakts observe a full day fast for Gokulashtami, and the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated on the next morning with Dahi Handi.
Krishna Janmashtami celebrations begin with a fast or upvas as people await the arrival of Lord Krishna who is also known as Shyaam, Balkrishna, Dayanidhi and other names. This is followed by night filled with singing devotional songs and is followed by a festive and eventful night full of celebrations. As we all await the grand celebrations of Lord Krishna’s birth, here is a compilation of the Best Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2017 messages, WhatsApp GIFs & Facebook Status to celebrate Gokulashtami with your friends and family.
WhatsApp Reads: May the Natkhat Nand Lal always give you happiness, health & prosperity; and may you find peace in Krishna consciousness! Happy Janmashtami!
WhatsApp Reads: Lord Krishna said: Whatever belongs to you today, belonged to someone else yesterday
and it will belong to some one else tomorrow. Don’t be illusioned by maya. Maya is the root cause of all pain and misery. Happy Janmashtami!
WhatsApp Reads: I wish you Happy Janmashtami and I pray to God for your prosperous life. May you find all the delights of life, May your all dreams come true, My best wishes will always be with You. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
WhatsApp Reads: May Lord Krishna come to your house and take away all your Makhan, Mishri with all your worries and sorrows. His blessings on you and your family. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
WhatsApp Reads: May Lord Krisna’s flute invite The melody of love into your life. May Radha’s love teach not only how to love But to love eternally!! Happy Janmasthmi!
WhatsApp Reads: ‘Janma’ means birth and ‘ashtami’ means the eighth. Janmashtami refers to the birth of Krishna, which took place on the eighth day of the second fortnight in the month of Sravana. Celebrate the Birth of Krishna!
WhatsApp Reads: May Lord Krishna always shower , His blessings on you, and may every year & Janmashtami bring lots of happiness for you and your family.
Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav which is also known as Dahi Handi. And these celebrations are observed by people all over India. Even though the more prevalent celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami is seen in Mathura and Vrindavan, Vaishnava communities found in Manipur, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other regions celebrate this auspicious day. Here is wishing everyone a Happy Janmashtami 2017!