Lord Shri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose birthday is celebrated as Janmashtami every year. The festival is special not just for India but in other countries as well. On the occasion of Janmashtmi, the devotees of Lord Krishna put up ‘Jhankis’ and offer prayers. As per the Sanatan Panchang, Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated every year on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month’s Krishan Paksha that falls in either August or September as per the English calendar. This year, the festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtmi will be celebrated on Monday, August 30.
As per the Sanatan Shastra, the fast kept on Janmashtami is given the status of ‘Vratraj’ and here is the Krishna Janmashtami 2021 date and timing:
Ashtami Tithi Begins - 11:25 PM on August 29, 2021
Shri Krishna Jayanti Date - Monday, August 30, 2021
Rohini Nakshatra Begins - 06:39 AM on August 30, 2021
Chandrodaya Moment - 11:35 PM Krishna Dashami
Rohini Nakshatra Ends - 09:44 AM on August 31, 2021
Mid Night Moment - 12:22 AM, August 31
Dahi Handi on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Nishita Puja Time - 11:59 PM to 12:44 AM, August 31
On this auspicious occasion, usually, the devotees spend their day observing a fast. A ritual of praising and offerings called Puja is performed at midnight and people break their fast after feeding lord Krishna with ‘Bhog’.
The devotee starts preparing their place of worship from early in the morning. Beautiful clothes are brought to decorate Lord Krishna. It is also believed that the full makeup of Lord Krishna on this day makes HIM very happy and HE grants all wishes to his devotees. Now, check out the list of the things that can be used to decorate the place of Janmashtami are :
Palna – Lord Krishna’s Ladoo Gopal form is worshipped on this day.
New clothes, mukut with mor pankh, Shank, bansuri, sudarshan chakra, kundal-mani, mala, sharang dhanush, payal, gada.
Lord Krishna also loves cows, tulsi, makhan-mishri and pangeere.
All the above items are very dear to Lord Krishna and HE loves keeping them with him. The devotees offer all these things for pleasing Lord Krishna.
We wish our readers a very Happy Krishna Janmashtmi and May Lord Krishna bless with all good health and prosperity. #Stay Home #Stay Safe.
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