Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Date, Time, Muhurat, Significance

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Date, Time, Muhurat, Significance

How and When to Celebrate Janmashtami

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. This year we're celebrating 5246th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna.

Date – 24 August 2019, Saturday

Puja Mahurat – 12: 01 PM to 12: 46 AM

Parana time – 05: 59 ( 24 August) after sunrise

Rohini Nakshatra end time – Before sunrise

Ashtami Tithi begins – 08: 08 ( 23rd August)

Ashtami Tithi ends – 08:31 ( 24th August)

Dahi Handi – Sunday, August 25

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.

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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.

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