Today is the Ashtami of the month of Bhadrapad and in Hinduism, this day is celebrated as the birthday of Shri Krishna and is being celebrated today. This year Janmashtami is scheduled to start from Saturday, 23rd August and last till 24th August. Now, today we are going to tell you the story of Shri Krishna's birth that you should read on this day and tomorrow.
Katha- The Ghangh Andheri of the Ashtami of the Bhadrapad month was born by Lord Srikrishna at midnight in the prison of Mathura in Rohini Nakshatra by the womb of Vasudeva's wife Devaki, "In the Dwarpa era, the Bhojvanshi King used to rule in Uhuruse Mathura. His son Kansa dethroned him and became the king of Mathura himself. There was a sister of Kansa, Devaki, who was married to a Yaduvanshi Sardar named Vasudeva. At one time Kansa was going to deliver her in-laws to her sister Devaki.
On the way, there was a lightening said, "Hey Kansa, the Devaki that you are carrying with great love, your time settles in it. The eighth child born from the same womb will kill you.' Then Devaki humbly said to him: "I will bring the child from my womb before you." What is the use of killing the brother-in-law?' Kansa conceded to Devaki and went back to Mathura. He put Vasudeva and Devaki in the prison. Vasudeva-Devaki had seven children one by one and the seven were born and Kansa killed them. Now was going to be the eighth child.
They were put on hard guards in the prison. At the same time, Nand's wife, Yasoda, was also going to have a baby. At the time when Vasudeva-Devaki was born a son, a girl was born from the womb of Yasoda by chance, which was nothing but 'Maya'. The cell in which Devaki-Vasudeva was imprisoned suddenly appeared in front of him by the quadrilateral God wearing conch, chakra, mace, Padma. Both fell at the feet of God. Then God said to them: "Now I am re-instated as a newborn. You send me to your friend Nandji's house in Vrindavan and bring the girl who is born to him and hands it over to Kansa. The environment is not conducive at this time.
Yet you don't worry. The waking watchers will fall asleep, the gates of the prison will open automatically and the surging unfathomable Yamuna will give you a way to cross. There, he put the newborn baby with Yasoda and took Virgo to Mathura. The gates of the prison closed undone. Now Kansa was informed that Vasudeva-Devaki was born. She went to the prison and snatched the newborn girl from Devaki's hand and slammed her to the earth, but the girl flew into the sky and said, "Hey, fool, what will happen to kill me?" The one who kills you has gone to Vrindavan. He will soon punish you for your sins.