Krishna Janmashtami marks the birthday of Lord Krishna, and is one of the most celebrated events in the Hindu calendar around the globe.
Lords Vishnu’s eight avatar as Lord Krishna believed to have been born in Mathura and this year it is celebrated on August 21st, 2011. Lord Krishna’s birth signifies peace, destruction of evil and led us to salvation.
Lord Krishna’s devotees worship and celebrate his greatness all over the world. Worldwide renowned Shri Mridul Krishan Shastri ji visited Hindu Heritage Centre in Mississauga to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami and performed Shrimad Bhagwat Katha.
Hindus across GTA came to be a part of celebration and rejoice Lord Krishna’s birth. Furthermore devotees of Lord Krishna at this event got an opportunity to connect with Lord Krishna himself and witness reenactment of Lord Krishna’s divine birth.
Lord Krishna was born to Vasudev and Devki, however scared from a prophecy, Lord Krishna was held captive along with his parents by Devki’s brother Kansa. It was then Vasudev was set free by God, in order to keep the prophecy true and highlight the end of evil by destruction of Kansa, by Lord Krishna himself. Lord Krishna took an avatar of an everyday individual, and his life consisted of many significant events which emphasized Lord Krishna’s cleverness, moral and intelligence. Such events in Lord Krishna’s life exemplify that trickiest and toughest problems can be solved through logic and intelligence. Hence Krishna Janmashtami highlights as one of the critical events in Hindu calendar and marks the triumph of good.