Janmashtami is celebrated for the Lord Krishna birth on this earth. People all over the world enjoy this festival with great joy and fervor. Indeed, it is a happy and joyous festivity to welcome the newborn baby God on earth. It is said that when the God was born, all the planets were in favorable condition and auspicious condition. Legends reveal that God selects a particular time to come on the earth. He decides as to when he would step into the world and thus the planets are adjusted.
We are all aware that Janmashtami is the birthday of Shyamji. But most of us do not know about the planets, ‘nakshatra’, place of Krishna birth and the main objective behind this ‘avatar’. So, let us together unfurl the mystery that led to the Krishna birth. Let us find out about the events before and after the birth of Shri Krishna. Eventually, we will definitely know about the weather condition while the God took birth.
Around the time of Krishna birth, the constellation or nakshatra called ‘rohini’ was in the auspicious state as it was managed by Lord Brahma—the ultimate creator of the universe. Some other scholars opine that Bal Gopal was born on the 8th day of second fortnight in the month of Shravana. It was around 3227 BC and the year of Visvavasu. The age was known as Iron Age or Dwapur Yug.
Most of the scholars have laid down 19th July 3228 BC to be the accurate date of Krishna birth. They said that Lord Krishna lived for 125 years and around 3102 BC or on 18th February disappeared. The day was a full moon night of Phalguna month. Indeed, from 3102 BC, the Kal Yug began that is still continuing today.
Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudev but was brought up by Yashodha and Nanda, who lived in Gokul. The sole objective of the birth of NandGopal was to free the earth from the tyranny of his maternal uncle Kansa and other demons. He came to destroy all evil on this earth.