Lord Krishna appeared on this earth during Rohini Nakshatra so this Nakshatra has a great significance. This year, Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated for two consecutive days i.e., on September 6 and 7, 2023.
Janmashtami Date and Time
- Ashtami Tithi Begins – September 06, 2023 – 03:37 PM
- Ashtami Tithi Ends – September 07, 2023 – 04:14 PM
- Rohini Nakshatra Begins – September 06, 2023 – 09:20 AM
- Rohini Nakshatra Ends – September 07, 2023 – 10:25 AM
Why this festival will be celebrated for two days in 2023?
The festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated for two days as the Ashtami Tithi is going to start on September 6 at 03:37 PM and it will end on September 7, 2023 till 04:14 PM and we all know that Lord Krishna was born on Ashatmi Tithi. Rohini Nakshatra will start on September 6 at 09:20 AM and it will conclude on September 7 till 10:25 AM. So, considering both Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra, Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 6, 2023. Dahi Handi celebration will be held on September 7, 2023.
Janmashtami festival: Significance
Krishna Janmashtami holds a great significance among Hindus. This day is celebrated with great grandeur across the country. Lord Krishna is an eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and worshipped by all. He was born to Devaki Mata and Vasudeva. Under worst circumstances Mother Devaki gave birth to Lord Krishna at midnight, when they were imprisoned by demon Kansa. Kansa was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna and later Lord Krishna killed him.
Puja Rituals of Krishna Janmashtami
1. People wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
2. They clean their house and also puja room. Decorate
the puja room with flowers, balloons and lights.
3. People give bath to Laddoo Gopal ji and adorn him with new clothes, Mukut, Mor Pankh and jwellery,
4. Put chandan tilak and offer flowers, various types of sweets and panchamrit.
5. Devotees sing devotional songs and recite Bhagavad Gita shlokas on this auspicious day.
6. They spend their entire day chanting Mantras.
7. People celebrate this day with utmost joy and happiness.
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