Why Does It Always Rain On Janmashtami? Know Here

He is the destructor of evil and restorer of peace. A supreme lover and a harbinger of hope for the poor. The world knows Him as Krishna-the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is, therefore, one of the most revered Gods in India and people across India celebrate his birthday every year on Janmashtami.

Janmashtami is a popular religious festival in India celebrated with great enthusiasm. According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami falls on the eighth day or Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha on the month of Bhadrapada. People commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna by worshiping Him at midnight. He is welcomed by blowing of the sacred Shankha or conch followed by an aarti, wherein people chant the name of Lord Krishna.

Mystical Reason of Always Rain on Janmashtami


But, amidst all the worship rituals, one thing that makes every one of us to ponder upon is the heavy rain during Janmashtami. Yes, they say that it rains every Janmashtami but do you know why? To know the special reason why does it always rain on Janmashtami, give this article a read.

According to the Hindu mythology, the miraculous and mischievous Krishna is believed to have been born at midnight when there was a heavy pouring outside around 5000 years back in Dwapur Yug. He was born inside a jail to Devki and Vasudeva, who was imprisoned by the cruel king of Mathura, Kansa. This cruel king was Krishna’s maternal uncle or mama.

Well, before you wonder why Kansa put his own sister and her husband in a jail, let us tell you that he was a malicious king who also put his father Ugrasena in a jail and was planning to get rid of his sister soon. But, when he was marrying his sister off, there was a celestial announcement wherein Kansa was warned that he would be killed at the hands of his sister’s eighth-born child. Scared of this heavenly announcement, Kansa put his sister and her husband in a jail and he made sure to kill every child she gave birth to.

Vasudeva Takes Krishna to Nand Gaon

And, when Devki conceived her eighth child, the fear of losing their child again to Kansa’s hands terrified the couple. Eventually, it was the month of Bhadrapad and the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha when Devki gave birth to a son. That night, every single jail guard fell asleep and Vasudeva’s chains broke down on their own. Then, again a heavenly voice intervened and asked Vasudeva to take the baby to Nand gaon or village and exchange Him with the daughter of Nand Baba and Yashoda.

Vasudeva then put his newborn child in a basket and went ahead to cross the Yamuna river to reach the Nand gaon. But, when he was crossing the overflowing Yamuna river carrying Krishna in a basket, a heavy rainfall started. It was then the Sheshnag, the snake with five heads, spread his head to protect the little Krishna from the downpour.

Since then, you believe it or not, it rains every Janmashtami and people celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday with utmost devotion.Well, this is not the only incident where you can find a mystical connection between Krishna and the rain. Another popular incident narrates that at a very young age, once Krishna lifted the entire mountain of Govardhan to shelter the villagers when there was a heavy rainfall.

Well, there is no special scientific reason for the rainfall during Krishna Janmashtami. It is just mystical and religious. People in India believe that Gods shed tears of joy on Janmashtami to show their love for Krishna.

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