Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Date in India: Learn Ashtami Tithi, Gokulashtami Rituals and Importance of Joyful Celebration of Lord Krishna’s Birth

Krishna Janmashtami is the most revered religious festival marked by Hindus to commemorate the earthly appearance of Lord Krishna. The festival, also called Gokulashtami, is held on the eighth tithi or Ashtami of Krishna Paksha, i.e., dark two weeks in the Bhadrapada Mass of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, Krishna Janmashtami 2022 in India will start on Thursday, August 18 and end on Friday, August 19. People celebrate Gokilashtami for two days. The first day is known as Krishna Jayanti, and the second is Dahi Handi. From Gopalkala to Makhan Mishri, 5 Favorite Cuisine of Lord Krishna To Celebrate Gokulashtami.
The festival marked the birth of God Krishna, who is worshiped as the eighth avatar of Vishnu. On the day of Krishna Jayanti, families prepare themselves by decorating rangoli homes, and Krishan statues are bathed and placed in hammocks and shankh was blown, and the bells rang. People were also fast on the first day. The anniversary of Krishna’s birth is celebrated on the day of Dahi Handi, when men and women make a human pyramid to break the pot placed at a certain height full of forehead or yogurt. Types of Fasting, Vrat or Upvas for Gokulashtami; How to Fast for the Blessings of Lord Krishna.

Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Ashtami Tithi

As stated in Drikpanchang, the Ashtami tithi of Krishna Janamashtami 2022 will start at 21:20 on August 18 and end at 22:59 on August 19. The time to perform the auspicious Krishna Puja is at Nishita Kaal, which is midnight according to per Vedic time-keeping.

Krishna Janmashtami Ritual and Importance

Janmashtami is celebrated when Lord Krishna is believed to have been born according to Hindu tradition, which is in Mathura, at midnight on the eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada. Devotees maintain strict fasting during Krishna’s birthday, which is broken during Parana. People sing, dance, enjoy the night vigils, cook authentic food and visit the temple of Krishna or Vishnu on the day of the festival. Major Krishna temples organize the recitation of the Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita, while communities celebrate the occasion by arranging dance-drama events called Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila. People also enjoyed the performance of Dahi Handi by the youths in various colonies whose main purpose was to commemorate the sweet, interesting works of Lord Krishna, whom Makkhan and Dahi loved.

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