Janmashtami 2019: When is Janmashtami? 23 or 24 August, know here: Janmashtami is on 23 August or 24 August, there is confusion about this matter. Somewhere Janmashtami is being told on August 23 and somewhere it is being told on August 24. Let me tell you, according to the belief, Lord Krishna was born on Bhadrapad i.e. Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Bhado month, which is falling on 23 August this time. Because of this, Janmashtami will be celebrated only on 23 August.
Importance of Janmashtami
Shri Krishna Janmashtami has special significance throughout India. It is one of the major festivals of Hindus. It is believed that Shri Hari Vishnu, the creator of the universe, took the eighth incarnation as Sri Krishna. All the states of the country celebrate this mahaparva in different ways.
On this day, what children do all the old people fast throughout the day in the joy of the birth of their worshiper and sing the glory of Krishna. Throughout the day, bhajans and kirtans go on in homes and temples. At the same time, tableaux are taken out in temples and Shri Krishna Leela is staged in schools.
How to keep Janmashtami fast?
Devotees who want to keep Janmashtami fast should eat only one meal a day before. After bathing in the morning on the day of Janmashtami, devotees taking the resolution of fasting can open Parana i.e. fast after the end of Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi on the next day. Krishna is worshiped at Nishit Kaal i.e. midnight.
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