Krishna Janmashtami or simply Janmashtami will fall this year on August 15, 2017. As per the Hindu calendar, the festival falls on the eighth day (during the dark fortnight) of Shravan month.
Why Is Lord Krishna So Dear To His Devotees?
Janmashtami is the birth anniversary of one of the most worshipped lords of Hindu religion, Krishna. Though Lord Krishna has been idolized in his different forms, Bal Krishna has won the hearts of millions of people in India and abroad. The mischievous boy Kanha has been loved, lauded and revered so prolifically in Hindu mythology and literature that today the naughty boy has become an apple of everyone's eyes. Even Parveen Shakeer, Pakistani poetess, could not help express her feelings towards Ghanshyam in one of her songs:
"Ye hawa kaise uda le gai anchal mera,
Yoon satane ki to adat mere Ghanshyam ki hai."
(How dare the breeze carry away my anchal, this is the way my Ghanshyam teases me)
Lord Krishna's Sublime Message
The moon was exalted in its sign in Rohini Constellation, and other planets were in their best positions. Lord Krishna took its Avtaar as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Dwapar Yug. The purpose of his arrival on earth was to destroy the devilish power and to strengthen the dignity of religion. Lord Krishna was Chandravanshi. And he was born in the Rohini Nakshatra. Pearl too represents Chandra. So, buy Chandra/Moti/Pearl to win the special grace of God.
In Bhagwad Gita, he preached Arjun,
"Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya Tadatmanam Srijami Aham".
Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)
(Whenever there is fall of virtues O! Bharatha, and a rise of vices then I manifest myself!)
How Should The 12 Sun Signs Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami
With such a noble cause, Lord Krishna came to this world and his birthday is celebrated as Janmashtami OR Gokulashtami. Though he was born 5,000 years ago, the divine figure is worshipped and followed by a huge mass of people. Ganesha celebrates this Janmashtami with a unique way. Lord Ganesha would like to look into the matter how people born under different sun signs enjoy the day this year. Read on.
You may prefer to plan a short trip to celebrate this festival. Remember this can be a trip and not a pilgrimage as you love to be on the move. Being a movable sign, you may probably take a short break from work too. Ganesha feels that you may spend money freely on this occasion.
Ganesha feels that you may prefer to enjoy comforts at home on this occasion as Venus falls in the angle from your Sun sign. You will, of course, communicate with relatives and friends too because of Moon's position in Gemini. Ganesha foresees you enjoying this occasion in a relaxed mood.
You may have two plans in your mind, as always! Ganesha foresees your attention on outfits and outlook. You may wish to look more presentable, probably you are in a mood to woo someone on this occasion. You may celebrate Janmashtami religiously but not with complete dedication. Ganesha feels that you are still trying to understand Lord Krishna's various forms and no doubt, Young Krishna attracts you the most.
You have all the scopes of travelling and spending money on the occasion of Janmashtami because your sign Lord is in a dual Sign Gemini in the 12th position from your Sign. You may enjoy the day with friends and family members, keeping routine work and related tensions aside. You may also discuss something regarding this occasion or Lord Krishna with someone sharing a similar wavelength.
You may desire to enjoy the freedom from routine today. Whether you are working or not working today, at least you will dress up nicely to celebrate this function. You will prefer friends' and relatives' company to share the joy of the day. Ganesha foresees you taking interest in Lord Krishna's philosophy today.
Ganesha warns you against heavy expenditure on this occasion. Although you may be on leave, work may keep distracting your mind, killing joy of the day. Janmashtami celebration may go smooth. You may desire to devote more time to spirituality or religious activities but ensure that you stick to this resolution for a longer time.
Ganesha feels that you will be able to enjoy the occasion of Janmashtami to the fullest. You may communicate with relatives at a distant place. Ganesha also foresees you spending some moments of silence listening to Bhakti Sangeet (Religious Music). You may desire to be deeply rooted and strengthen your religious belief. Probably you want to enjoy `closeness' with Almighty, why not Lord Krishna then! Pick up the chance.
Ganesha feels that you will be contacting your old friends, trying to find out how they are celebrating this occasion. You will also be inclined to read religion and philosophy but ultimately may be drawn to occult and allied topics to understand the concept of God. The celebration may not be your main focus but you will not be detached from the entire function of Janmashtami. You may spend some time thinking about career progress too, as mind is almost at peace today.
Believe it or not, you may be devoting more time to your personal life today. To be specific, Ganesha foresees you devoting precious moments to your life partner. You may celebrate Janmashtami in your own way, which may be different than what others do. Ganesha also foresees you arguing with life partner over trivial matters but advises you to enjoy togetherness remembering `Krishna and Radha'.
Celebration of Janmashtami Festival may be important to you but you may not necessarily plan to enjoy this occasion in traditional way. You may devote more time to family and enjoy some relaxed moments with life partner. On the other hand, transiting Moon in the sixth house from your Sun Sign may provoke you to think of work and your routine both. On the back of your mind, the idea of doing some charity may be shimmering.
You may celebrate Janmashtami festival with a lot of enthusiasm if you are religiously inclined. Those among you, not very inclined religiously, may try some extra reading in order to strengthen their knowledge base. You may also contact your friends to discuss some important issues. Lord Krishna is the source of knowledge according to you and Ganesha foresees you gaining more knowledge on this occasion.
Ganesha feels that you will be celebrating Janmashtami function with utmost devotion. You may prefer to go to a public place to enjoy with a larger group. Janmashtami's joy may fill empty corners of your heart and you may feel better if you devote some moments to this auspicious function. Ganesha also foresees you inviting friends and relatives at home to celebrate this function together.
With Ganesha's Grace,