The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with full ardor and fervor all across the country and this year it will begin on September 6. The birthday of Lord Krishna is known as ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ and this day is also known as Gokulashtami, Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Krishna Janmashtami is also the symbol of victory of good over evil as Lord Krishna ended the evil Kansa who was the brother of Devaki and he killed the 7 new-born children of Devaki because it was destined that the 8th Child of Devaki and Vasudev will end Kansa.
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Krishna Janmashtami 2023
Like any other festival in Hinduism, Janmashtami also doesn’t have a fixed date and it is celebrated in accordance with the Hindu calendar. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born at midnight in the Rohini Nakshatra and it falls in the month of August- September.
Ashtami Tithi starts: 3:37 PM on September 6
Ashtami Tithi ends: 4:14 PM on September 7
Rohini Nakshatra starts: 9:20 AM on September 6
Rohini Nakshatra ends: 10:25 AM on September 7
Krishna Janmashtami can be observed on both days. As per the experts, Janmashtami Fast celebration is on September 6 while the Dahi Handi celebration is on September 7.
Krishna Janmashtami Pooja Vidhi
As per the Drik Panchang, the Nishita Puja Time falls from 11:57 PM- 12:42 AM, so Janmashtami Puja can take place from 11:57 PM- 2:42 AM on 7th Sep.
On Krishna Janmashtami, the devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast for the whole day, and a baby idol of Lord Krishna is placed in a cradle on this day the Krishna devotees worship the baby avatar of Lord Krishna.
It is believed that Lord Krishna loves butter and milk so his devotees offer him a lot of dishes made with milk and butter.
Before breaking the long-day fast, The Krishna Devotees perform Bhajan, Kirtan, and Aartito to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna and people also dress up their children as Radha and Krishna and perform on different songs to get blessings from Lord Krishna. The devotees break their fast after Puja and after consuming the prasad.