About Shri Krishna Janmashtami Festival Celebration Date Timings

Krishna Janmashtami

About Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami(Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Astami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi, Janmashtami) is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

It is observed according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Shraavana or Bhadrapad (depending on whether the calendar chooses the new moon or full moon day as the last day of the month), which overlaps with August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

It is an important festival, particularly in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. Dance-drama enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana such as Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila, devotional singing through the midnight when Krishna was born, fasting (upavasa), a night vigil (Ratri Jagaran), and a festival (Mahotsav) on the following day are a part of the Janmashtami celebrations in india.

Krishna Janmashtami date 2021 in India

Monday 30 August 2021

Krishna Janmashtami Celebration in India

Many people fast until the sighting of the new moon, which is followed by a full night vigil that commemorates the birth of Krishna at midnight. There are ceremonies and prayers at temples, as well as rituals that are performed in different areas such as bathing the idol of the infant Krishna, dressing it in new clothes and jewelry, and then placing his image in a silver cradle with toys.

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