New Delhi, Sept 3: People across the world are celebrating Krishna Janamashtami with faith and gaiety. The celebrations have spilled this time into two days.
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There is a lot of confusion regarding the fasting day and celebration of Janmashtami. Some are keeping the fast on Sunday while some are keeping it on Monday. According to experts the devotees who are into household should fast on Sunday while seers and saints who have renounced worldly lifestyle should fast on Monday. According to the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar, Krishna Janmashtami takes place on Ashtami, the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) that falls in the Bhadrapada month. Bhadrapada is the overlapping time between August and September of the Gregorian calendar. This year Janmashtami will be taking place on September 3 marking Lord Krishna’s 5245 birth anniversary. He was born at midnight to Devaki and Vasudeva in jail, (his evil uncle, Kamsa had kept them as prisoners). Vasudeva later carried baby Krishna to his foster parents, Nandbaba and Mata Yashodha.
The devotees have to keep the fast (vrat) on September 3 until the midnight, marking the birth of Lord Krishna. His birthday celebrations are carried on a large scale the following day with a sporting event called Dahi Handi. The Dahi Handi will be celebrated on September 3, Monday. Dahi Handi celebration is also known as Gopalakala in Maharashtra. The fun-filled atmosphere with energetic songs and dance performances reflect the true spirit of Janmashtami.