Krishna Janmashtami is the most popular and prominent Hindu Festival is just around the corner and likely to will fall on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. This auspicious festival happens to be observed on the Ashtami day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada. Krishna Janmashtami even gets luckier if observes on Rohini Nakshatra, according to the Hindu calendar. Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva inside a lock-up cell (jail) around 5,200 years back in a city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Krishna Janmashtami is exalted with immense devotion and liveliness in India as well as outside it among the avid Hindu enthusiasts. Depicting here the Puja muhurat and importance and significance of Krishna Janmashtami.
Krishna Janmashtami Date and Puja Muhurat
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 09:06 AM on Aug 11, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 11:16 AM on Aug 12, 2020
Nishita Puja Time – 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, Aug 13
Parana Time – after 05:49 AM, Aug 13
Rohini Nakshatra Begins – 03:27 AM on Aug 13, 2020
Rohini Nakshatra Ends – 05:22 AM on Aug 14, 2020
You must know: Must know facts about Janmashtami
The Importance of Number- 8 for Shri-Krishna:
The number- eight plays a very significant role in Lord-Krishna’s life.
- This winsome divine deity is prominent as the eight personifications (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.
- Lord was born on the eight Ashtami in the month of Bhadrapada (Bhadon).
- Lord Krishna was also the eighth child born to his mother- Devaki.
- Lord Krishna has been offered eight different sweetmeats (bhog) during Krishna Janmashtami.
- Lord Krishna was born in the month of August as per the Hindu calendar, which is the eighth month of the year.
- Bhagwat Gita has eight chapters in totality which have been depicted by Lord Krishna in Mahabharat.
Significance of Krishna Janmashtami
According to Bhagavad Gita, that whenever there will be the predominance of evil and decline of religion, Lord Krishna will reincarnate to kill the evil and to save the good. The main significance of Krishna Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. It is also celebrated togetherness. The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies unity and faith.
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About the Birth of the most favorite God Lord Krishna
As per mythological folklores– Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle- Kans Mama wanted to kill all the born babies of his sister as he was the most savage and the brutal maternal uncle who desired to annihilate his sister’s baby with his eternal power. Therefore to keep her last son alive, Devaki and Vasudeva decided to set free from imprisonment, slavery, and oppression of his cruel mama- Kans. Lord Krishna was taken by his father- Vasudeva, just after his birth across the Yamuna River to a nearby place, namely- Vrindavan.
Lord Krishna was safely reached and later on brought up and nurtured with immense care, love, endearment by his non-biological parents, mother- Yasoda and Father-Nandalal who was a local cowherd in the Vrindavan vicinity and a dear friend of Vasudeva. Lord Krishna was taken proper care at Gokul and eventually killed his vicious uncle- Kans.