Krishna Janmashtami is observed every year to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born on this day. Therefore, this day is celebrated as Krishnam Janmashtami.
It is also popularly known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.
Janmashtami 2021: Important Timings
- Krishna Janmashtami August 30, 3021
- Ashtami begins August 29 at 11:25 pm
- Ashtami ends August 31 at 01:59 am
- Nishita kaal Time 11:59pm – 12:44am
- Midnight moment August 31 at 12:22 am
- Rohini Nakshatra begins Aug 30 at 06:39 am
- Rohini Nakshatra ends Aug 31 at 09:44 am
- Dahi Handi August 31, 2021
Janmashtami 2021: Shubh Muhurat in different Cities
- Pune- 12:12 AM to 12:58 AM
- New Delhi- 11:59 PM to 12:44 AM
- Chennai- 11:46 PM to 12:33 AM
- Jaipur- 12:05 AM to 12:50 AM
- Hyderabad- 11:54 PM to 12:40 AM
- Gurgaon- 12:00 AM to 12:45 AM
- Chandigarh- 12:01 AM to 12:46 AM
- Kolkata- 11:14 PM to 12:00 PM
- Mumbai- 12:16 AM to 01:02 AM
- Bengaluru- 11:57 PM to 12:43 AM
- Ahmedabad- 12:18 AM to 01:03 AM
- Noida- 11:59 PM to 12:44 AM
Krishna Janmashtami: Puja Vidhi
Devotees of Lord Krishna observe a fast on the day of Krishna Janmashtami. After taking a bath, they clean the temple and decorate it around the idol of Lord Krishna.
The ceremony starts after the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight. Devotees of Krishna celebrate the event with joy and enthusiasm. People sing Krishna bhajans, make the idols wear new clothes, offer them charnamrit while rocking the cradle of baby Krishna.
Janmashtami 2021: Significance
Krishna Janmashtami is also knyas Gokulashtami, Yadukulashtami or Shrikrishna Jayanti. Krishna is the son of Devki and Vasudev, born at midnight in Mathura Jail. Immediately after his birth he was taken to Gokul to his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami with traditions and enthusiasm. Dance, drama and enactment of Krishna’s life are performed.
This day is of great significance in Hindu mythology and is celebrated by devotees of Lord Krishna all over the world. They celebrate this auspicious day by decorating temples, their homes and other common public places. Kids are dressed up as Lord Krishna and other mythological character.