Krishna Janmashtami 2023: Know the date, time, auspicious time, and method of worship!


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Janmashtami is an important festival of Hinduism. This festival is celebrated every year on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. This year the festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated between 6th and 7th September. However, there is some confusion regarding the date of the festival. 

Traditionally, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born on this day in Rohini Nakshatra. According to Drik Panchang, this year Janmashtami will fall on two days because Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are falling on the day and night of Janmashtami. 


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This year, Ashtami Tithi will start at 3:37 PM on September 6 and end at 4:14 PM on September 7, and Rohini Nakshatra will start at 9:20 AM on September 6 and end at 10:25 AM on September 7. Thus, Janmashtami will be celebrated on both days. While Janmashtami is on the 6th of September, the Dahi Handi festival will take place on the 7th of September.

Janmashtami 2023: Auspicious time

According to the Drik Panchang, the time for Nishita Puja will be from 11:57 PM to 12:42 AM on 7th September. Thus, the auspicious time for worship on Janmashtami starts at 11:57 p.m. The birth anniversary and worship of Laddu Gopal will be till 12.42 in the night. The time of Paran will be on 7th September at 4:14 PM. 

According to Vedic chronology, this year the 5250th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna will be celebrated. People celebrate this day by visiting temples, observing a fast, decorating their homes, preparing delicious dishes, decorating the idol of Lord Krishna, and much more.