Janmashtami: Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 23: The eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month is coming on Friday 23 August. On this day, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is celebrated.
There is a difference of opinion in the Panchangas this time around the time of Janmashtami. Some almanacs are celebrating Janmashtami on August 23 and August 24. According to the Siddhvijay Panchag of Ujjain, on 23 August, Saptami Tithi will be on 8 to 10 minutes. After that, Ashtami Tithi will be started which will end on the next day i.e. 24 August at 8.33 am.
Since Lord Krishna was born at 12 noon on Ashtami Tithi, celebrating Janmashtami on August 23 is scriptural. The birth of Shri Krishna is celebrated on Ardharatrivapini Ashtami Tithi, so also Janmashtami will be celebrated only on 23 August.
Vaishnava sect will celebrate 24 Janmashtami
Janmashtami, Vaishnava and Smarta votes always differ on the dates of Ekadashi etc. The Vaishnava sect recognizes fasting in the growing dates, while the first to observe the Smarta matra fasts on the date that arrives.
In this context, Vaishnav matawalambi will celebrate Janmashtami on 24 August. Ashtami Tithi will be on the day of sunrise on 24th and Rohini Nakshatra will also be in which Shri Krishna was born, so Janmashtami will be celebrated on 24th August in Vaishnav world. Whereas the believers and saints who follow the Smarta will perform Janmashtami on 23 August.
How to do Janmashtami Puja Vidhi
According to the Puranas, Lord Shri Krishna was born on the Ashtami date of the month of Bhadrapada on the eighth day of Rohini Nakshatra at midnight. That is why the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna is celebrated at 12 o’clock at night. All temples are decorated on this day. The swing and tableau are decorated in every house. Sixteen adornments of Shri Krishna’s Laddu Gopal form are performed. In many places Lord Krishna is born from inside the cucumber cucumber at twelve o’clock at night. It is a tradition to observe fast on this day till 12 o’clock at night.
Directions resonate with the information of Krishna’s birth
As soon as Shri Krishna is born, the conch shells, the sound of the bells echo the directions of the birth of Shri Krishna in all the temples and the whole world. After this, aarti is performed by offering swing to Lord Krishna and Prasad is distributed. The fast is opened only after receiving the offerings. On this day in India, in India, in Gokul Dham, Gopis have a contest to break the Matki in memory of looting Makhan from Matki.
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