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Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Date, Time, Muhurat, Significance All You Need to Know
Happy Krishna Janmashtami: Ashtami Tithi will begin at 09:06 AM on 11th August 2020 and will end on 11:16 AM on 12th August 2020.
Krishna Janmashtami: Is The Birth Date Of Lord Shri Krishna
New Delhi: Janmashtami is the birth date of Lord Krishna. It’s an optional gazetted holiday and one of the biggest religious festivals in India. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, singing, praying together, preparing and sharing food, and visiting Krishna and Vishnu temples. Many communities organize dance-drama events called Raas Leela or Krishna Leela.
Krishna Janmashtami falls on Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight of Shraavan or Bhadrapad, and this year it will fall on 11th August 2020. Scroll down to read about the Shubh Muhurat, pooja timings, and Dahi Handi date for this year.
According to Drikpanchang.com, Ashtami Tithi Begins on August 11 at 9.06 am and ends on August 12 at 11.16 am.
The Rohini Nakshatra begins on August 12 at 3.27 am and ends on August 14 at 5.22 am.
Since Krishna was born at midnight, the puja also commences at that time. The puja timing is between 12:05 am to 12:48 am on August 12. The timing may vary across the cities.
The Dahi Handi competition will be conducted on 12th August 2020. The Nishita Puja time will begin at 12:21 AM on 12th August 2020 and end on 01:06 AM on the same day.
Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudev in a prison in Mathura in the month of Bhadrapada, on the eight days of the dark fortnight. To save the baby from getting killed by his maternal uncle, Kans, he was taken across the river to Vrindavan, by his father where he was brought up by Yasoda and Nanda, a cowherd. According to Hindu mythology, Krishna was the 8th incarnation of Vishnu and appears in different colors in every stage of his earthly life.
Lord Krishna is a Hindu deity and the God of Love, Compassion, and Tenderness. Although he had 8 wives namely, Rukmini, Jambavanti, Satyabhama, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Bhadra Devi, Lakshana, and 16,000 junior wives, when worshipped, him and Radha are worshipped together (RadheKrishna), as they symbolize true affection and ‘Prem-Bhakti’ between the Lord and the Devotee.
Those who observe fast on Janamashtmi, should have only single a day before Janmashtami, the devotees break a day-long fast when both Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are over. No grains should be consumed during fasting until the fast is broken on the next day after sunrise. All rules followed during Ekadashi fasting should be followed during Janmashtami fasting also. Parana means breaking the fast, it should be done at the appropriate time.
Devotees of Lord Krishna fast to impress the deity, make ‘Chhappan Bhog Prasad’ for him, visit the temples and enact the birth episodes of Lord Krishna through skits or role-plays, and often decorate ‘palkis’ or palanquins to welcome Shri Krishna by placing his idol in it and entering the temple as the clock strikes midnight.
Lord Krishna Janambhumi Mathura administration has banned the entry of outsiders in the district for three days between August 11 and 13 when Janmashtami celebrations will take place.
This has been done in view of the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic.