Mumbai: As the Krishna Janmashtami is around the corner devotees across all generations get ready to worship their favourite lord who always teach us that Karma is our first priority.
Krishna right from the time of his birth to the moment when he left for his heavenly abode, the Guru and friend of Arjuna inspire us from each of his life events. Fondly known as Shri Krishana, he was born in the month of Shravana on Ashtami Tithi as Rohini Nakshatra according to the Hindu luni-solar calendar. However the date may not be in sync with the Gregorian calendar. This year Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on Septrember 2 across the nation while Dahi Handi celebration will be held on September 3.
Here we are discussing on 5 places in India associated with Lord Krishna’s Janmabhoomi to Karma Bhoomi-
Mathura in Uttar Pradesh:
The place where the Lord Krishna was born behind the bars, Krishna’s parents- Devki and Vasudev were captive by his maternal uncle- Kansa, the cruel king of Mathura. Kansa had fear that he would get killed at the hands of his sister’s son. Devki was the sister of Kansa
Gokul in Uttar Pradesh:
In order to save newly born Krishna from the ill eyes of Kansa, Vasudev is blessed with special powers to securely shepherd his child to Nanda's house in Gokul -a small village on the other side of the river Yamuna . In Nanda's house his wife Yashoda delivered a baby girl and the babies are swapped as per the almighty’s spirit.
Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh:
Krishna paved in his adulthood in Vrindavan playing with his friends. The grand Govardhan Parvat, which Krishna lifted with his pinky finger, is located near Vrindavan. Vrindavan is also famous because Krishna played Ras leela with Radha nad other gopies here.
Kuruskshetra in Haryana:
This is the place where Shri Krishna gave the darshan of Vishwaroopam to teach the fundamental principles of life to Arjuna who is not ready to fight with his kin. The dialogue between the Lord Krishna and Arjuna forms the basis of the Bhagvad Gita –the one of the most sacred book of Hindus.
Dwarka in Gujarat:
Krishna took move to Dwaraka along with his Yadava Bandhus to set up a kingdom of his own after Vadh of his uncle Kansa.
Newstrack wishes its viewers a very happy Krishna Janmashtami.