Introduction to Krishna Jayanthi
Krishna Jayanthi marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna was born on the 8th day of the waning Moon Period (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Aavani or Shravana (Mid-Aug to Mid-Sep) when the ruling Nakshatra (star) of the day was Rohini. Lord Krishna was born during the Dwapara Yuga (third epoch) around 5000 years ago to destroy Adharma (iniquity) and impart righteousness in the world. The birth of Lord Krishna brought hope for the humanity, which was suffering until then.Other names of Krishna Jayanthi include:
- Krishna Janmashtami
- Ashtami Rohini
- Sree Jayanthi
Lord Krishna was born during midnight when it was dark, and once he was born, darkness began to fade slowly. Here, darkness symbolizes the obscurity that engulfs your heart in fear, doubt, ego, angst, and anxiety. Upon praying to the Lord, these dark elements are vanquished, thus purifying your inner self and rays of everlasting hope flow in.