August 12 : India will be celebrating Krishna Janmashtami on August 24, 2019 as per the Hindu Calendar. The festival stands to be one among the oldest celebrations in India. On this day, devotees across the country, celebrate in their own ways, but dressing up small children as Little Krishnas hold a significant place in their celebrations. These pictures will showcase the fun, the innocence and the festival fervour that exists during this time of the year. The mythological story of this Lord Krishna has also been explained below.
The festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who was the eighth son of Vasudev and Devaki. She was the sister of King Kansa.
This little kid is all dressed up with the colourful head gear, ready to play Little Krishna once the rituals begin on Krishna Janashtami.
It was believed that the holy baby was born some time close to midnight. At this time, the couple were locked under the miserable rule of King Kansa. That is one chubby Krishnan with his lovely Radha.
King Kansa had placed them in the dungeons because of a prophecy. According to that, Devaki’s eighth son would be the reason for the King’s death.
As Lord Krishna’s birth time, the King kept the parents behind bars, and waited to get the child and kill him.
Once the baby was born, Vasudev escaped from jail that night, and travelled through harsh weather and heavy rains to keep the baby away from the clutches of the king.
He quietly passed on the baby to his friend Nanda and his wife Yashoda. They lived in Vrindavan.
The baby reached safe hands the next early morning and therefore that day is celebrated as Gokulashtami. This time it falls on August 24, 2019.
As soon as this news reached the King’s ears, he freed the couple, but made sure to kill all the children that were born afterwards.
Krishna grew to be a naughty boy, but still was dear bundle of joy to Yashoda and Nanda.
His favourite past time happened to be playing pranks on girls and wowed girls with his flute.
He was known to have an affinity for fresh butter. Due to this, Makhan Mishri – which is a mix of butter and sugar is one of the most preferred prasadam for the great day.