Significance of Gokulashtami

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Significance of Gokulashtami

Gokulashtami is one of the famous festivals celebrated by Hindus. The day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of Lord Krishna on this very day. Image source: enjoyfestivals.com

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Significance of Gokulashtami
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Significance of Gokulashtami

Gokulashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami, Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti etc. Gokulashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in the Shraavan month, which falls between August and September. Image source: holly-bolly-tolly.blogspot.com

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Significance of Gokulashtami

Dahi Handi is one of the popular events of the festival. The event portrays the mischievous side of the lord Krishna, where his devotees make a human pyramid to break a pot filled with curd/buttermilk. Image source: www.dnaindia.com

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Significance of Gokulashtami

In regions like Mathura and Vrindavan, special programs are organised to celebrate Gokulashtami.

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Significance of Gokulashtami

The devotees fast until midnight and break the fast after 12, when Lord Krishna is said to be born. Many devotees do not even consume water during the fast. Image source: hindugodworshippicture.blogspot.com

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Significance of Gokulashtami

The main purpose of Janmashtami is to encourage good thoughts and actions and discourage evil thoughts and actions. Image source: www.boloji.com

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Significance of Gokulashtami
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