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Virendra Sehwag unveils why Janmashtami is so important to him: watch video

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 August 2019, 13:29 IST

Virender Sehwag is a happy go lucky person. His tweets and posts on social media are very enjoyable. But one side of Virendra Sehwag that hasen’t been acknowledged as necessarily is his devoutly religious side.

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the former Indian cricketer shared a clip of himself celebrating the festival. Sehwag also went on to unveil why this particular day is so special for him.



"My mother's name is Krishnaa and my father's name is Krishna. Janmashtami is very important for me. I send my greetings to you all on the occasion of Janmashtami," the two-time triple centurion said in the video.

In the video, Sehwag is seen sitting in front of a beautiful painting of lord Krishna with his foster mother Yashoda and chanting a bhajan dedicated to the Hindu deity. After presenting his message to his fans, Sehwag ended the video by stating a popular slogan celebrating the devine figure, 'Haathi ghoda palki, jai Kanhaiyya lal ki.'




Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. As per the Bhagvata Purana, Lord Krishna was born in a the prison cell in which his maternal uncle Kansa had interred his parents. This was because a divine message delivered to Kansa prophesizing that the son of his cousin Devaki and her husband Vasudev would kill him.

Kansa made up his mind to kill all the children born to the couple but all thanks to divine help, Vasudev was able to take the infant Krishna out of the prison and place him in the house in Gokul.


First published: 24 August 2019, 13:25 IST