Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation or Avatar of Vishnu, Hindu God. Also revered as Gokulashatami and Krishanashtami, the day is usually celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha, which falls in the month of Sharavan or Bhadrapad. This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on 18th August. Krishna was the eighth son of Vasudeva and Devaki and the foster son of Nanda and Yashoda. To celebrate the day, people observe fast throughout the day, prepare feasts, organize Dahi handi competitions, sing devotional songs, share Janmashtami wishes, quotes, and massages, and enact and enact dance-dramas based on the life of Krishna throughout the day. The largest celebration takes place in Mathura and Vrindavan; both are believed to be the native place of the god.
Happy Krishna Janmashtami Wishes in English
Krishna is believed to have been born in Mathura at midnight, which is why a special puja is performed at night to mark the birth of the god. On the auspicious day of Janmashtami, also known as ‘Krishnashtami’ and ‘Sree Jayanthi’, devotees decorate house temples, and Krishna’s idol is the center attraction as he is decked up with new clothes, offer him various sweets, fruits, and flowers and worship him. Devotees also exchange Janmashtami wishes in different languages such as English with each other and participate in Dahi handi competitions.
1. May da Natkhat Nandlal always give you many reasons to be happy, and you find peace in Krishna’s consciousness. Happy Janmashtami.
2. Radha ki bhakti, Murli ki mithas, Maakhan ka swaad aur Gopiyo ka raas, Inhi sabse milke banta hai Janmashtami ka ye din khas. Happy Janmashtami!
3. Gokul me jo kare niwas, Gopiyo sang jo rachaye raas, Devki-Yashoda jinki maiya, aise hamare kishan kanhaiya. May Krishna fulfill all your wishes. Happy Janmashtami!
4. “Wishing you a blessed and Happy Krishna Janmashtami full of celebrations, feasts and good times with your family and friends.”
5. “May Krishna comes into your life and bring along lots of success and prosperity…. May Krishna is always there to guide you towards a better life…. Happy Janmashtami.”
6. “The day to observe fast, the day to pray, and also the day to enjoy the feast as we all welcome the arrival of Kanha into our lives…. Warm wishes on Janmashtami.”
7. “May Lord Krishna is always there to take away all your stress and leave you with happiness. Warm wishes on Shri Krishna Janmashtami to you.”
8. “May the celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami fill our hearts with hope, peace, and happiness. Sending best wishes on Krishna Janmashtami to all.”
9. “The occasion of Krishna Janmashtami allows us to remind ourselves that we are brave and strong. Happy Birthday to Kanha.”
10. “The right way to make the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami is to embrace and follow the teachings of Lord Krishna from Bhagwat Geeta.”
Janmashtami Wishes in Hindi
This celebrates this auspicious festival, sharing Janmashtami wishes and images of Lord Krishna with our friends and family.
1. हरे कृष्ण, हरे मुरारी, पूजा करे इनकी दुनिया सारी, आओ .. राधे-श्याम का नाम जपें,
मिट जाएं दुविधाएं सारी। कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं
2. कण-कण में वो करे निवास, गोपियों संग वो रचाये रास, देवकी-यशोदा जिनकी मैया, ऐसे हमारे किशन कन्हैया।। जन्माष्टमी की ढेरों बधाईयां
3. पलकें झुकें , और नमन हो जाए…….!! मस्तक झुके, और वंदन हो जाए……!! ऐसी नज़र, कंहाँ से लाऊँ, मेरे कन्हैया कि आपको याद करूँ और आपके दर्शन हो जाए..!! कृष्णा जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाये
4. कृष्ण की महिमा, कृष्ण का प्यार; कृष्ण में श्रद्धा, कृष्ण से ही संसार; मुबारक हो आप सबको जन्माष्टमी का त्योहार!
5. माखन का कटोरा, मिश्री का थाल, मिट्टी की खुशबू, बारिश की फुहार, राधा की उम्मीदे, कृष्ण का प्यार, मुबारक हों आपको, जन्माष्टमी का त्यौहार।
6. श्री कृष्ण के कदम आपके घर आये, आप खुशियो के दीप जलाये, परेशानी आपसे आँखे चुराए, कृष्ण जन्मोत्सव की आपको शुभकामनायें . हैप्पी जन्माष्टमी
7. कृष्णा तेरी गलियों का जो आनंद है, वो दुनिया के किसी कोने में नहीं । जो मजा तेरी वृंदावन की रज में है, मैंने पाया किसी बिछौने में नहीं ।। जय श्री कृष्णा
8. नंदांचे घर आनंद भोयो, जोंग नंद यांचे घर गोपाळ गायू, जय हो मुरलीधर गोपाल की, जय हो कन्हैया लाल की
9. कृष्णा आपल्या गल्लीचा आनंद आहे, तो जगाच्या कोणत्याही कोप-यात नाही वृंदावनच्या राज्यात आपल्यास मजा आहे, मला काहीच बेड सापडले नाही जय श्रीकृष्णा
10. प्रेम से श्री कृष्ण का नाम जपो, दिल की हर इच्छा पूरी होगी, कृष्ण आराधना में लीन हो जाओ, उनकी महिमा जीवन खुशहाल कर देगी।
Janmashtami Quotes in English
Lord Krishna played an important role in Mahabharata, which took place between Kauravas and Pandavas. Arjuna denied fighting with Kauravas on the battleground as he did not want to shed the blood of his cousins and others with whom he had grown up. In listening to this, Lord Krishna shared wise words that are part of the Gita, the holy book. Here we have curated a couple of Bhagavad Gita Quotes along with quotes of the leading personalities that teach life lessons.
1. Experience cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently. – Bhagavad Gita – Lord Krishna
2. “Happy Janmashtami, May Lord Krishna showers all his blessings on you. May you get lots of happiness in life”.
3. “May Lord Krishna come to your house & take away all your Makhan- Mishri with all your worries & sorrow”.
4. “Mor mukut makar aakriti kundal Aur bajanti mala Baso more nainan me nandlala.”
5. “Wishing you a Janmashtami full of celebrations and festivities…. May the bright colors of Janmashtami fill you and your heart with eternal joy.”
6″The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any furtive desires, is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita” – Swami Vivekananda
7. “It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations one is born with, a person never comes to grief”- From Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna
8. “The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.”
9. Even though scolded by the wicked or insulted, ridiculed, calumniated, beaten, bound, robbed of his living or spat upon or otherwise abominably treated by the ignorant being thus variously shaken and placed in dire extremities, the man who desires his well-being should deliver himself by his own effort through patience and non-resistance.”-From Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna
10. “Krishna, who gives delight to all and is blissful in his own being, divided himself into as many Krishnas as there were gopis and danced and played with them. Each girl felt the divine presence and divine love of Sri Krishna. Each felt herself the most blessed. Each one’s love for Krishna was so absorbing that she felt one with Krishna, and she knew herself to be Krishna. And wherever their eyes fell, they saw only Krishna.”-By Swami Prabhavananda
Janmashtami Status for Whatsapp and Instagram
Janmashtami celebrations are now extended on social media as well. People’s post-religious status and the images on Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp make the day even more special. Here we have listed some devotional wishes that one can post as their status and get many likes and shares on their social media handles.
1. I wish you Happy Janmashtami, and I pray to God for your prosperous life, May you find all the delights of life, and May all your dreams come true. My best wishes will always be with You…Happy Krishna Janmashtami
2. May Natkhat Nandlal always makes your life colorful with lively pranks that keep you on your toes and instill and evokes child-like traits in you at all times. Happy Janmashtami Wishes!!!
3. May Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries on this Janmashtami and give you all the love, peace, and happiness. Happy Janmashtmi! Jay Shree Krishna
4. Let’s celebrate Bhagwaan Krishna’s Birth. Sending you my heartfelt good wishes on this auspicious day of Janmashtami.
5. Let there be love and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Happy Janmashtami!
Janmashtami Messages and Greetings
The pious occasion of Janmashtami is incomplete without sharing greetings and messages with each other. Whether with your family or away, share these messages with them and celebrate the day with zeal.
1. May Lord Krishna’s flute invite the melody of love into your life. May Radha’s love teaches not only how to love but to love eternally. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
2. May Lord Krishna give you strength and inspire you to face all problems in life with great courage. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
3. Let your life be filled with love and laughter with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Happy Janmashtami!
4. On this Janmashtami, may all your wishes come true, and may Nand Gopal shower his blessings on you and your loved ones! Happy Janmashtami!
5. May Lord Krishna steal all your worries and give you peace and happiness on this holy occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
6. Like Lord Krishna killed the wicked and restored Dharma, take a pledge to walk on the path of righteousness and Dharma. I pray to Lord Krishna to bestow you with great strength and positivity to get success in all your endeavors. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
7. Let there be love, happiness, and laughter with Murl Manohar’s blessings. Wishing you and your family a Shubh Krishnashtami. Happy Sree Krishna Jayanti 2022!
8. May you feel the sweetness of Makhan and Mishri, the calmness of Lord Krishna’s flute, peace of Gokul in your life. May you receive the blessings of Murli Manohar and get lucky on this Krishna Janmashtami festival! Happy Janmashtami!.
9. Eyes that make our eyes dry, Smiles that make our lips spy, Hands that make our hands pray, Legs that make our legs stay. A heart that makes our heart forget desire, That almighty Shri Krishna makes everything beautiful as we admire. “ Shubh Krishna Janmashtami!
10. Let there be love, happiness, and laughter with Murl Manohar’s blessings. Wishing you and your family a Shubh Krishnashtami. Happy Sree Krishna Jayanti 2022!