Shri Krishna Janmashtami Vrat Katha (Story )

Friends, today we have uploaded Krishna Janmashtami Vrat Katha PDF / Janmashtami Vrat Katha Hindi PDF for you. The day of birth of Lord Shri Krishna is celebrated as Shri Krishna Janmashtami. Shri Krishna’s birthday is also known as Janmotsav and Nandotsav. This festival is celebrated with great fanfare all over the world including India. On this occasion, devotees from all over the country and abroad come to see their beloved Kanha at the birthplace of Shri Krishna located in Mathura. On the day of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, devotees keep a fast for him and take some food after celebrating the birth of Lala (Shri Krishna) at midnight. Let us tell you that the people of Braj residing in the Brij region affectionately call Lord Shri Krishna Lala. If you are also following Shri Krishna Janmashtami Vrat methodically, then if you want to download this Krishna Janmashtami Celebration Story in Hindi / Shri Krishna Janmashtami Vrat Katha PDF / Krishna Janmashtami Vrat Katha PDF in Hindi then click on the download link given below.

Shri Janmashtami Celebration Story in English :

According to the tale, Krishna was born in the Yadava clan of Mathura to Queen Devaki and her husband, King Vasudeva. Devaki had a brother, Kansa, a tyrant, who along with some other demon kings was terrorizing Mother Earth. Kansa had usurped the throne of Mathura from his father, the benevolent King Ugrasen. Mother Earth took the form of a cow and went to Lord Brahma, the creator God of Hinduism, with her plight. Lord Brahma then summoned Lord Vishnu, who assured Mother Earth that he would take birth as Lord Krishna to end this tyranny.
Kansa agreed to let Devaki get married to Yadava prince Vasudeva in the hopes of taking over the Yadava clan too. When Devaki was getting married, Kansa was told by fortune tellers that one of the offsprings of Devaki would bring his end. In his paranoia, Kansa brandished his sword and decided to kill Devaki right there and then. But after Vasudeva begged for his wife’s life and promised to hand each child to Kansa as soon as it was born, Kansa let go of his sister, and instead imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva, and made sure that none of Devaki’s children survived. As soon as a child was born to Devaki, Kansa would smash the child’s head against the walls of the prison.
However, on the night of Krishna’s birth, as soon as Krishna was born, a bright light filled the prison, and Vasudeva was woken up by a divine voice that guided him to take Krishna across the Yamuna and leave him with his dear friend Nandraja, the head of the Gopa tribe. Nandraja and his wife Yashoda had also given birth to a baby girl that night, so Vasudeva secretly carried baby Krishna across the Yamuna river, which was no longer in its calm state, but instead was raging as if it were the ocean. Just then Lord Vishnu’s Shesh Naag, the giant multi-headed snake came and helped Vasudeva carry Krishna safely across the river. Vasudeva went to Nandraja’s house and exchanged the babies. His heart was filled with deep sadness as if he had left a part of his soul behind. He headed back to the prison with the exchanged baby, who gave a loud cry as soon as she lay next to Devaki. The guards informed Kansa that Devaki’s eighth children were finally born.
Devaki begged Kansa not to kill the baby, she pleaded that the prophecy must have been wrong as her son was meant to bring the end of Kansa but to no avail. When Kansa tried to kill the exchanged baby, it transformed into Goddess Durga and warned him that his death had arrived in his kingdom, and would come back to punish Kansa for his sins. That Kansa would find no peace and keep thinking about his end, she said that she could kill him then and there, but Kansa’s end had to be timely, and then the goddess vanished.
However, Kansa was certain that the prophecy may not be entirely true given that if his slayer was born inside the prison, he would have surely killed him. With a slight relief, Kansa finally freed Vasudeva and Devaki, and let them live in a separate palace. After some days, Vasudeva shared what happened on the night of Krishna’s birth, and though Devaki was sad, she was relieved to hear her son was safe.
Days later, news of Nandraja and Yashoda’s son’s birth reached the kingdom, people were gushing about the unique twinkle in the child’s eyes, about how he was always happy and how his mere presence spread joy and cheer all around. Krishna grew up unaware of his destiny, far away from all the chaos of Mathura, in Gokul, with Nanda Baba and his wife Yashoda, as his foster parents.

Krishna Janmashtami Puja Vidhi In English :

  • Place the idol of Lord Krishna on a cradle (if you don’t have a cradle, you can place it on a wooden plank neatly covered with a fresh piece of yellow or red cloth).
  • Invoke Lord Krishna in the idol by inviting him and asking him to accept your humble offerings.
  • Offer water to clean his feet followed by Abhishekam.
  • Take a fresh piece of cloth and wipe the idol and then offer Mouli (red thread) and clothes to the Lord.
  • After Vastra (clothes) offer Janeu (sacred white thread).
  • Offer Chandan for Gandha (fragrance).
  • Offer Jewellery and Pushpa (flowers) to Lord Krishna and worship him.
  • Seek his blessings and chant his name with devotion.
  • Then offer dhoop, deep, and Naivedhya (food preparation) followed by a Tamboolam (paan, supari, fruits, and money).
  • Conclude the puja by singing the aarti.

Disclaimer – The Janmashtami Vrat Puja Vidhi changes from region to region. You may follow the below-mentioned Vidhi or invite a priest to perform the Puja.

Shri Krishna Aarti Lyrics in English :


 Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki, Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki

Gale Mein Baijanti Mala,Bajave Murali Madhur Bala।

Shravan Mein Kundal Jhalakala,Nand Ke Anand Nandlala।

Gagan Sam Ang Kanti Kali,Radhika Chamak Rahi Aali।

Latan Mein Thadhe Banamali;

Bhramar Si Alak, Kasturi Tilak,Chandra Si Jhalak;

Lalit Chavi Shyama Pyari Ki॥

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥ x2

Kanakmay Mor Mukut Bilse,Devata Darsan Ko Tarse।

Gagan So Suman Raasi Barse;

Baje Murchang, Madhur Mridang,Gwaalin Sang;

Atual Rati Gop Kumaari Ki॥

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥ x2

Jahaan Te Pragat Bhayi Ganga,Kalush Kali Haarini Shri Ganga।

Smaran Te Hot Moh Bhanga;

Basi Shiv Shish, Jataa Ke Beech,Harei Agh Keech;

Charan Chhavi Shri Banvaari Ki॥

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥ x2

Chamakati Ujjawal Tat Renu,Baj Rahi Vrindavan Benu।

Chahu Disi Gopi Gwaal Dhenu;

Hansat Mridu Mand, Chandani Chandra,Katat Bhav Phand;

Ter Sun Deen Bhikhaaree Ki॥

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥ x2

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki,Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki,Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥


Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat 2021 :


Shri Krishna Jayanti Yoga

5248th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami on Monday, August 30, 2021

Nishita Puja Time – 11:59 PM to 12:44 AM, Aug 31

Duration – 00 Hours 45 Mins


Rohini Nakshatra 2021 Janmashtami :


Mid Night Moment – 12:22 AM, Aug 31

Chandrodaya Moment – 11:35 PM Krishna Dashami

Ashtami Tithi Begins – 11:25 PM on Aug 29, 2021

Ashtami Tithi Ends – 01:59 AM on Aug 31, 2021

Rohini Nakshatra Begins – 06:39 AM on Aug 30, 2021

Rohini Nakshatra Ends – 09:44 AM on Aug 31, 2021

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