Krishna Janmashtami is an important and sacred festival celebrated in Hinduism to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. Which is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Shri Krishna. The main purpose of celebrating this festival is to remember the important role of Lord Krishna, who destroyed unrighteousness to establish Dharma. This festival is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
|When is Mathura-Vrindavan and ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami?||7 September 2023, Thursday|
|Nishita Puja Timings||11:56 PM to 12:42 AM, September 08|
|Janmashtami Paran time||After 06:02 AM, Sep 08|
|Moment of midnight||12:19 AM, September 08|
|Moonrise time||11:43 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi starts||06 September 2023 at 03:37 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi ends||7th September 2023 at 04:14 PM|
|Rohini Nakshatra starts||6 September 2023 at 09:20|
|Rohini Nakshatra ends||7 September 2023 at 10:25|
This time Bhadrapada Krishna Ashtami Tithi will start on 06th September at 03.38 pm and it will end on 7th September at 04.14 pm. During this, Rohini Nakshatra will remain present throughout the night. According to astrologers, this year householders will celebrate Janmashtami on 6th September. Whereas people of Vaishnav sect will celebrate the festival of Janmashtami on 7th September.
Astrologers say that this year people of household life will celebrate the festival of Janmashtami on 6th September. The best time to worship Janmashtami will be from 11:56 pm to 12:42 pm on 6th September.
The origin of Janmashtami festival dates back to the Mahabharata period. Shri Krishna was born in Mathura as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Lord Krishna was born in Mathura in the prison of Kansa, where his parents Vasudev and Devaki were held captive. At the time of Krishna's birth, all the prisoners had fallen asleep, and Vasudev at that time had crossed the river Yamuna and left Krishna with Nanda and Yashoda in Gokul. where he spent his childhood. The importance of the festival of Janmashtami is described in Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana and other religious texts. Through this festival, devotees remember various incidents of Shri Krishna's life and remember his pastimes.
On the day of Janmashtami, people observe fast, visit temples, and worship the idols and images of Lord Krishna. 'Birth Aarti' is performed at the time of night when Lord Krishna was born. On this day many stories and pastimes of Lord Krishna are narrated and sung. Presenting Raasleela among children and youth has also become a tradition, in which many incidents from the life of Lord Krishna and Radha ji are presented through dance and drama.
On this day, along with religious sentiments, bhajans, kirtan and worship, sweets and prasad have special significance. Lord Krishna loved butter and sugar candy, hence these are presented as Prasad. This festival is celebrated with great pomp throughout India, especially in Mathura and Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna was born and where he spent his childhood.
Lord Krishna's birthday, known as Janmashtami, is an important Hindu festival in India as well as throughout the world. Shri Krishna is known as the butter thief, and many amazing and unique incidents happened in his life which people remember even today.
Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada. From astrological point of view, Shri Krishna was born on this day, which has religious and spiritual significance.
On the day of Janmashtami, people observe fast, Lord Krishna is worshiped in temples and homes. The birth anniversary of Balkrishna is celebrated on the night of Janmashtami, and sweets and prasad are distributed.
There are many stories related to the birth of Shri Krishna. A demon named Kansa felt the fear of death from the eighth son of his sister Devaki. Nevertheless, when Sri Krishna was born, he appeared as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Apart from India, Janmashtami is also celebrated with great pomp in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Fiji, and other countries.
There are devotees of Shri Krishna in foreign countries also and there too the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great devotion.
The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with devotion, song, dance and worship. People of the Indian community celebrate this festival abroad as per their culture.
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