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Shree Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Date, Time, and Significance

Festival season is at its full charm, and now after Raksha Bandhan, everyone is waiting for the Shree Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate it with enthusiasm and glory.

17 Aug 2022

Festival season is at its full charm, and now after Raksha Bandhan, everyone is waiting for the Shree Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate it with enthusiasm and glory. Janmashtami is celebrated every year in honor of the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu on the earth. The birthday of Lord Krishna depicts the victory of good over evil. Considering the Hindu Calendar, it is observed on the Krishna Paksha’s Ashtami Tithi.

When is Shree Krishna Janmashtami 2022?

This year this festival will be celebrated on Thursday, 18th August. The Ashtami tithi will begin on 18th August at 9:21 PM and end on 19th August at 10:59 PM.

Shree Krishna Janmashtami: Significance & Rituals

In Vrindavan and Mathura, this festival of Krishna Janmashtami has great significance. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born in Mathura and spent his childhood in both Vrindavan and Mathura. Due to this reason, the child form of Lord Krishna is worshipped on this day with Makhan-Mishri, Panchamrit, Gangajal, etc. There is also a ritual of placing “Ladoo Gopal” in the cradle and swinging it at midnight. Moreover, Krishna Devotees observe a long-day fast on this day. Some have only fruits while some have one meal the whole day.

On this day, the devotees of Lord Krishna decorate their homes with flowers, lights, and diyas. All the temples are illustrated in the most lavish and colorful styles. Makhan-Mishri, as well as the sweets made of coconut, are offered to Lord Krishna at this festival. Bhagwat Gita and Bhajans are recited on this day. Devotees also celebrate this festival through plays or skits or by putting up beautiful “Jhankis.” In Maharashtra, Dahi Handi is being organized on the local and regional scales. In every state of the nation, this festival is celebrated with great pomp and glory. This festival must be celebrated with great devotion and faith per the genuine astrologer. We wish you all a Very Happy Shree Krishna Janmashtami!

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