Bishwanath Singh: We have been told that Krishna Janamashtmi is going to be celebrated in the midnight of the 1st of September 2010 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.Lord Krishna is widely cherished as incarnation of the Almighty God who had unique distinction of killing many demons who were threat to peace & prospe...rity that time.Though he was born having his parentage Basudeo & Deoki. Traditional belief based on scriptural details and astrological calculations gives the date of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami, as either 18 or 21 July 3228 BCE. Krishna belonged to the royal family of Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva. Mathura was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. The king Kansa, Devaki's brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Afraid of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki's eighth son, he had locked the couple into a prison cell. After Kansa killed the first six children, and Devaki's apparent miscarriage of the seventh, being transferred to Rohini as Balarama, Krishna took birth. Since Vasudeva believed Krishna's life was in danger, Krishna was secretly taken out of the prison cell to be raised by his foster parents, Yasoda and Nanda in Gokula. Two of his other siblings also survived, Balarama (Devaki's seventh child, transferred to the womb of Rohini, Vasudeva's first wife) and Subhadra(daughterof Vasudeva and Rohini, born much later than Balarama and Krishna).According to Bhagavata Purana it is believed that Krishna was born without a sexual union, by mental transmission from the mind of Vasudeva into the womb of Devaki. Hindus believe that in that time, this type of union was possible for holy people.Let us pay our humble obeisance to Lord Krishna who is our savior!
(As flashed on f.b. on my Profile Page on the 31st of AUGUST 2010).