Krishan Janmashtmi

  • Krishna Janmashtami is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami, Shrikrishna Jayanti and just Janmashtami. In Gujarat Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Satam Atham and in South India especially in Kerala Krishna Janmashtami is observed as Ashtami Rohini.

    Janmashtami is the annual celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and it is celebrated throughout India.

    Janmashtami Origin | Significance
    Janmashtami is getting observed since the birth era of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is the 5200+ years old ritualistic celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. As per Vedic time chronology, in 2015 it would be the 5242th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.

    Krishna Janmashtami is significant event in most Krishna temples. The cities and towns which are related to Lord Krishna, Janmashtami is a household celebration. In the historic cities, Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the birth anniversary of a family member.

    Janmashtami Deity(s)
    The main deity which is worshipped during Janmashtami is Lord Krishna. As Janmashtami is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the toddler form of Lord Krishna, which are known as Bal Gopal and Laddu Gopal, are worshipped on the day of Krishna Janmashtami.

    Apart from young Lord Krishna, the biological parents of Lord Krishna i.e. Vasudeva and Devaki, the foster parents of Lord Krishna i.e. Nanda and Yashoda and the siblings of Lord Krishna i.e. Balabhadra (Lord Balarama) and Subhadra are also worshipped during Janmashtami Puja.

    Janmashtami Date and Time
    As per Amanta Hindu Calendar Krishna Paksha Ashtami (23rd day) of Shravana (5th month)

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