Krishna Janmashtami 2018 which is falling on September 2nd and September 3rd is also called Janmashtami and Gokulashtami. It is a yearly Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. ‘Janma’ means birth and ‘ashtami’ is the Sanskrit for the eighth day of the fortnight and Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of Ashtami of Krishna Paksha. Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva on the midnight of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu books. Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and is known as the mighty one whose teachings on life and its various phases is followed by millions.

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As a child, Lord Krishna was mischievous and his childhood was full of pranks and fun. Some worship Krishna as the ideal child of innocence. In his youth, he was the most romantic lover and wooed young girls with his flute. The girls were devoted to him and Radha was his greatest devotee. He was a compassionate king and cared for the poor. He was a loyal and trusted friend. He was killed in the war and counselled his friend, Arjuna, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, giving the world the greatest scripture-Bhagwad Gita, which is read worldwide.

The Krishna Janmashtami celebrations are very important for the Vaishnava communities in various parts of India. And as we prepare for the grand celebrations, here is a compilation of the Best Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2017 messages, WhatsApp GIFs & Facebook Status in Hindi to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.

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Krishna Janmashtami celebrations include Hindus all over the world observing the Gokulashtami fast and celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight with beautiful bhajans and mantras. While Krishnashtami celebrations are celebrated royally at Mathura and Vrindavan, Gokulashtami Puja and celebrations are also observed by the Vaishnavi communities in Maharashtra, Manipur, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other regions.

Here is wishing everyone a Happy Janmashtami 2017!