According to Indian mythology, Lord Krishna was the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, who was born in the Dvapara Yuga. For the Hindu community living in India and around the world, Janmashtami is an important celebration and the day itself is considered to be supremely auspicious.
The scriptures say that Lord Krishna was born at midnight, inside a prison cell in Mathura where his parents Devaki and Vasudeva were lodged. He was then surreptitiously taken to a town near Mathura, owing to a threat to his life, where he grew up with foster parents Nanda and Yashoda, and siblings Balarama and Subhadra.
There are many interesting and detailed tales of his life, which you can read about in books. Today, on the occasion of the Blue God’s birth, take a moment to thank him for everything positive that you have in your life, and pray for forgiveness for any of your misdoings.
Here are some wishes and cards which you can share with loved ones and other fellow devotees. We wish you a happy and prosperous Krishna Janmashtami!