India is the land of festivals and celebrations. One of the most prominent festivals of the Hindu religion is Krishna Janmashtami, which marks the auspicious occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival falls on the eighth day or Ashtami Tithi of the Shravana Krishna Paksha of the Hindu calendar. It generally corresponds with the month of August or September of the English calendar. The festival is marked by grand celebrations in the temples of North India, particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, the land where Lord Krishna was born and spent his childhood days. People fast throughout the day and stay awake till midnight. They place the idol of Lord Krishna on a swing and sing devotional songs or bhajans till midnight. It is so because Lord Krishna was believed to be born at this point of time. In Maharashtra, the festival is celebrated in a fun filled version called Dahi handi. An earthen pot filled with curd and buttermilk is hung from a great height. People form a human pyramid and the person on the top, tries to break the pot, spilling its contents all over the people gathered below. Thousands of people throng the streets of Mumbai to witness this grand event.
Krishna Janmashtami 2016- Date and Shubh Mahurat Puja Time
According to the Hindu panchang, Krishna Janmashtami would be celebrated all over the country on 25th August, 2016, which falls on Thursday this year. This is going to be the 5243th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.
Ashtami Tithi Begins at 22:17 on 24th August 2016
Ashtami Tithi Ends at 20:07 on 25th August 2016
Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat Timing
Nishita Puja Time from 00:00 to 00:45 on 26 August 2016
Mid Night Moment For Puja at 24:23 on 26 August 2016
Parana Time on 26 September 2016 After 10:52
Jai Shri Krishna