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Read this Katha and Aarti during Krishna Janmashtami Puja

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Janmashtami Katha and Aarti: On 18th August the birthday of Shri Krishna will be celebrated as Janmashtami. By the way, Janmashtami is celebrated for 2 days. Smarta Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 18 and Vaishnav Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 19. According to Puranas and scriptures, Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Vishnu. Vishnu ji was born as Kanha to Mata Devaki and Vasudev ji. Lord Krishna\’s birthday is celebrated with great pomp on the day of Janmashtami. Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month is starting on 18th August, Thursday at 09:21 PM and will end on the next day i.e. 19th August, Friday at 10:59 PM. Krishna devotees celebrated Kanha\’s birthday with full enthusiasm and fanfare. Devotees fast on this day and listen to the story of Lord Krishna. According to religious experts, chanting the story of Janmashtami and reciting aarti during the puja gives benefits. Let\’s know the story and aarti of Krishna Janmashtami.

The story of Krishna Janmashtami

According to religious scriptures, Sri Krishna was born in Mathura on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month. According to the legend, Kasam usurped the throne of his father Ugarsena king and imprisoned him and declared himself the king of Mathura. Kansa had a sister named Devaki. He was very fond of Devaki. Kasam gets Devaki married to Vasudev. But when he was sending Devaki away, there was a celestial that Devaki\’s eighth son would kill Kansa. Hearing Akashvani, he got scared and imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva. After this cruel Kansa killed 7 children of Devaki and Vasudeva. But when Devaki\’s eighth child was about to be born, lightning flashed in the sky. At 12 midnight all the locks of the jail broke automatically and all the soldiers guarding there fell into a deep sleep. And they all fell asleep. It is said that at that time Lord Vishnu appeared and told Vasudeva-Devaki that he would be born from Devaki\’s womb. After this he asked her to release him, that is, to bring her avatar with Nanda Baba in Gokul and the girl born in her house to Mathura and hand her over to Kansa. After this Vasudeva did as the Lord said. He left Kanha with Nanda Baba and handed over the girl brought from Gokul to Kansa. Nanda and Yashoda nurtured Sri Krishna and Sri Krishna killed Kansa. On the occasion of Janmashtami, people worship Lord Krishna and celebrate this festival with great fanfare.

Aarti of Shri Kunj Bihari

Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari.
In Baijanti\’s mala gal, Bajawai Murali melodious bala.
Kundal Jhalkala in Shravana, Nanda\’s Ananda Nandala.
Nain Beach, Bashi Urbeach, Surtia Roop Ujari.
Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Sri Girdhar Krishna Murari.

Gagan Sam Anga Kanti Kali, Radhika is shining.
In Latan, thanmali banmali, Bharmar c alk.
Kasturi Tilak, Chandra C Jhalak, Lalit Chhabi Shyama Piyari.
Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari.

Kankamaya longs for the sight of Mor Mukta Bilse, the god.
Gagansan Suman Rasi Barsai, Baje Murchang Madhur Mirdang.
Gwalani Sang, Atul Rati Gop Kumari.
Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Sri Girdhar Krishna Murari.

Where he manifested Bhai Ganga, Kalush Kali Harini Shri Gangai
Simran te Hota Moh Bhanga, Shiva Sis Jata between.
Hari agha keech, charan chhabi sri banwari ki.
Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari.

Shining bright Beech Renu, Vrindavan Benu is ringing.
Chahun Disi Gopi Gwal Dhenu, Hast Komal Chandni Chand.
Katt means fund, Bhikhari ka ter sunu din.
Aarti by Kunj Bihari, by Sri Girdhar Krishna Murari.

Keep these things in mind while doing Aarti

On the day of Krishna Janmashtami, before performing the aarti of the Lord, one should blow the conch three times while facing the east direction.
The pronunciation of Aarti should be pure. Aarti should not be done in haste.
Aarti should have pure cotton i.e. light made of cotton, not oil.

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