Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across the country. According to the Puranas, Lord Krishna was born on the Ashtami of Bhadrapada month as the eighth child of Mata Devaki in the prison of Asura Raj Kansa in Mathura city. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. He is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Most people keep fast on the day of Janmashtami. It is believed that Janmashtami fast is the best among all the fasts. By fasting on this day, the devotees are believed to get their desired results.
Know when is Krishna Janmashtami 2023, its worship method and auspicious remedies here.
Krishna Janmashtami 2023 Date and Muhurta
This year Krishna Janmashtami falls on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
- Ashtami Tithi Starts: 03:37 p.m on September 06, 2023
- Ashtami Tithi Ends: 04:14 p.m on September 07, 2023
How is Krishna Janmashtami Celebrated in India?
Krishna Janmashtami is a very important festival for Hindus and they keep fast on the same day. The devotees break their fast on the next day. They also worship Lord Krishna by singing songs and doing aarti of the Lord. Some shlokas of the Lord are also sung by the devotees. The idol of Krishna is decorated with new sparkling clothes, mukut and other jewellery. Also, to celebrate this day many Hindu temples are decorated with lights and flowers. A host of bhajans and kirtans take place in the temples. Many temples and devotees of Lord Krishna perform the dance and drama of Lord Krishna’s life. Even the schools observe this auspicious festival by dressing the small children in Lord Krishna’s avatar and various dance performances take place.
Dahi Handi is a highlight of the Janmashtami festival in India. The event commemorates an incident from Hindu mythology in which the young Krishna breaks a pot of curd hung high up out of his reach. To reenact this, a pot of curd is hung from a rope at a height and teams of young men compete to break it by forming human pyramids. The event is great fun to watch and the successful team is often rewarded with prizes. Dahi Handi is just one of the many ways in which Janmashtami is celebrated across India. From feasts and fasting to special temple rituals, there are plenty of ways to join in the festivities and honour the birth of Krishna.
Perform These Auspicious Works on Krishna Janmashtami 2023
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. It is typically observed by fasting, singing devotional songs and performing special puja rituals.
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According to Hindu belief, worshipping Krishna with full devotion on Janmashtami leads to progeny, longevity and happiness and prosperity. Every wish can be fulfilled by celebrating this festival. Worshipping Lord Krishna reduces the effect of Pitra Dosha. If there is Pitradosh in the birth chart, Shri Krishna-Mukhamrit Geeta should be recited. Along with this, it is considered very auspicious to recite Shri Krishna Katha and Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran for peace and for eliminating Pitradosha. For planetary peace and to get rid of all the planetary defects, chant ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ mantra for 108 times.
Eliminate Shani Dosh by Janmashtami Puja
Worshipping Lord Krishna on Janmashtami is a special way to remove the Shani Dosha or the bad effects of Saturn. According to astrology, Saturn is associated with the number eight. Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu, was born on Ashtami, the eighth day of the Lunar month. He was also the eighth son of Mother Devaki. In addition, Lord Krishna is considered to be the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Furthermore, Shani Dev is a great devotee of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna appeared to Shani Dev in the form of a cuckoo and blessed him. Therefore, it is said that Lord Shani is pleased with the worship of Lord Krishna on Janmashtami and grants the desired boon to the devotees who fast.
Special Remedies to Perform on Krishna Janmashtami 2023 to Gain Benefits
- To strengthen your financial condition, offer rice pudding to Lord Krishna
- Offering eight types of flowers to Lord Krishna fills one’s life with happiness and prosperity
- Offering a silver flute in Lord Krishna’s temple brings good luck
- Chanting the mantra of Lord Krishna and Maa Radha also gives success in relationships
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