The auspicious occasion of Lord Krishna’s birth is just around the corner and this day is celebrated by the entire nation with lot of zest.
But, are you still confused about the date? Well, do not worry we have you covered! Here’s all the details you need to know!
The Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami is also popularly known as Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami or Srijayanti, which marks the birth of Krishna i.e. the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Interestingly, the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan celebrate the festival on a grand scale, as those are the cities where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born and spent his growing up years, respectively.
Date and time:
Krishna Janmashtami is marked on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada (July-August) in India. As per the reports, this year, there is a lot of confusion regarding whether Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on Thursday, August 18 or Friday, August 19, 2022.
Now, according to the Vedic Panchang, Ashtami Tithi would begin at 9:21 pm on August 18 and will end at 10:59 pm on August 19, 2022, so it will be celebrated on both days while the Nishith Puja time begins from 12:02 am on August 18 and ends at 12:48 pm on the same day.
Significance and History:
Well, according to Hindu mythology, Krishna is believed to be the human incarnation of Vishnu, who was born on this day to destroy Mathura’s demon king, Kansa, the brother of Krishna's virtuous mother, Devaki.
Lord Krishna was born on the eighth (Ashtami) day of the dark fortnight in the Bhadrapada month (August–September) in Mathura and was Devaki and Vasudeva's son.
We at SpotboyE wish you a Happy Janmashtami this year and make sure to celebrate Dhahi Handi safely.
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