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Kansa Vadh

Kansa Vadh- Celebrates the glorious powers of Lord Kansa
Kansa Vadh is one of the glorious festivals in India that celebrates the victory of goods over evil. The festival celebrates the powers and glories of Lord Krishna. 

Significance of Kansa Vadh
Kansa Vadh is one of the most significant festivals in Hindu cosmology. It is celebrated on Dashami tithi of Shukla paksha in the Kartik month of the Hindu lunar calendar. There is a notable legend linked to the Kansa Vadh celebration. Kansa was an evil ruler of Mathura who created havoc with his brutal actions. Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, took incarnation to kill Ravana. It was prophesied that Ravana would see ultimate death by his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudev's child. In hate, Ravana killed seven children of his sister and tried attacking Krishna many times too, who was the eighth child of his sister. One day, mighty Krishna ultimately killed Ravana bringing all his evil motives to a bitter end. After killing Kansa, Lord Krishna made King Ugrasena king of the Indian subcontinent by restoring his crown. 

How to celebrate Kansa Vadh?
Kansa Vadh is celebrated by worshipping Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. Devotees present unique sweets, fruits, flowers and other holy offerings to glorify mighty Krishna. Kansa Vadh is celebrated by organising a grand procession that demonstrates Kansa's killing by mighty Krishna. The rituals of Kansa Vadh include killing the effigy of Kansa, showcasing the victory of divine energies. A special religious procession of Kansa Vadh Leela also takes place on Kansa Vadh. Worshippers celebrate this beautiful festivity by applying colours and flowers to each other. 

Boons of celebrating Kansa Vadh
Here are a few notable benefits of Kansa Vadh-

  • ● Kansa Vadh brings the blessings of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha in life.
  • ● It brings immense prosperity and fortune in life.
  • ● The festivity removes negativity or darkness from life and brings optimism.
  • ● It grants courage to fight enemies and evil energies.
  • ● The festival brings joy, bliss and absolute peace to devotees.

Attain all the above boons by a proper celebration of Kansa Vadh if you wish to know more about the tithis and rituals to celebrate this festival.