Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the day of birth of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna was born in the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram to King Basudeva and Debaki Devi on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shrabana. This festival is also known as Krishnashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti. Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2012 date is 9th August.
Sri Krishna is considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu on earth. Sri Krishna himself was a manifestation of joy at all levels and in all walks of life. Since Sri Krishna lived in luxury throughout his life, Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great joy.
The life and message of lord Krishna is the most stirring saga of one of the greatest saviour and profounder of Dharma. He was the unchallenged hero of his times both in terms of his bodily prowess and his intellectual brilliance.
Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2012 Date – August 9
Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated eight days after Raksha Bandhan in the month of Sravana and celebrations are spread over two days.