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Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Know The Date In India, now Time Significance

Krishna Janmashtami 2021 will be celebrated on Monday, August30. according to the Hindu calendarThe festival falls on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha,The day is also known as Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Sri Krishnashtami and Srikrishna Jayanti in various parts of India. Krishna Janmashtami falls on the 8th day of Krishna PakshaLord Krishna is the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu,

The puja timings for the day may differ by a few minutes from one city to another.  the devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. Then the puja altar is set up. However, all cities will celebrate the festival of Dahi Handi on the next day of Krishna Janmashtami.

Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Date: August 30 (Monday)

Dahi Handi 2021 Date: August 31 (Tuesday)

Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Timings

Nishita Puja Time in Mathura: 11:57 PM (August 30) to 12:42 AM (August 31)

Ashtami Tithi Begins: 11:25 PM on August 29

Ashtami Tithi Ends: 1:59 AM on August 31

Rohini Nakshatra Begins: 06:39 AM on August 30

Rohini Nakshatra Ends: 9:44 AM on August 31

Here are the timings of Nishita Puja for other Indian cities:

Ahmedabad: 12:18 AM to 1:03 AM (August 31)

Bengaluru: 11:57 PM (August 30) to 12:43 AM (August 31)

Chandigarh: 12:01 AM to 12:46 AM (August 31)

Chennai: 11:46 PM (August 30) to 12:33 AM (August 31)

Gurgaon: 12:00 AM to 12:45 AM (August 31)

Hyderabad: 11:54 PM (August 30) to 12:40 AM (August 31)

Jaipur: 12:05 AM to 12:50 AM (August 31)

Kolkata: 11:14 PM (August 30) to 12:00 PM (August 31)

Mumbai: 12:16 AM to 01:02 AM (August 31)

Noida: 11:59 PM (August 30) to 12:44 AM (August 31)

New Delhi: 11:59 PM (August 30) to 12:44 AM (August 31)

Pune: 12:12 AM to 12:58 AM (August 31)

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Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Significance

Significance of  Krishna Janmashtami is Krishna is Devaki and Vasudeva Anakadundubhi’s son and his birthday is celebrated by Hindus as JanmashtamiThe festival of Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated by Krishna worshippers with love and joy.

The puja happens around midnight as Krishna is supposed to have been born at that time. The day is marked by fasting rituals and reading or listening to the Bhagavad Gita. Temples are adorned with flowers and garlands. The Dahi Handi festival adds fun and fervour to the event. In this festival, human pyramids are made to get hold of a dahi handi (clay pot of curd).

Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, singing, praying together, preparing and sharing special food, night vigils, and visiting Krishna or Vishnu temples. Major Krishna temples organize recitation of ‘’Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita.Many communities organize dance-drama events called Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila

The tradition of Rasa Lila is particularly popular in the Mathura region, in northeastern states of India such as Manipur and Assam, and in parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is acted out by numerous teams of amateur artists, cheered on by their local communities, and these drama-dance plays begin a few days before each Janmashtami

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