Krishna Janmashtami, one of the most popular festivals in India, is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eight incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is considered one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated in India and is celebrated with great excitement worldwide. Hindus organize pujas, visit temples, decorate homes, and fast for the whole day. They even offer prasad and donate to the poor.
Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Date & Time
Date & Timing:
This year, Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on the 19th of August 2022.
Ashtami Tithi Begins- Thursday, 18th August 2022 – 09:20 PM
Ashtami Tithi Ends- Friday, 19th August 2022 – 10:59 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Begins- Saturday, 20th August 2022 – 01:53 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Ends- Sunday, 21st August 2022 – 04:40 AM
Krishna Janmashtami Rituals
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp and show, all the temples are decorated with lights and flowers. In Maharashtra, people perform Dahi-Handi to celebrate the festival. in Vrindavan and Mathura, people also celebrate the festival with much zeal.
Devotees prepare various dishes and sweets to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. In all Krishna temples, 56 types of bhog prasad are offered to Lord Krishna. It is a very strong belief that Lord Krishna comes at midnight and consumes bhog made by his devotees.
How do People celebrate Krishna Janmashtami?
The Krishna Janmashtami is a very important festival for all Hindus and they also keep fast on the same day. The devotees break their fast the next day after midnight. Also, they worship Lord Krishna by singing songs and aarti or Lord Vishnu and Krishna. Some shlokas of the Lord are also sung by the devotees. The idol of Krishna is decorated with new sparkling clothes, mukut, and other jewelry.
Also, to celebrate this day many Hindu temples are decorated with lights and flowers. A host of bhajans and kirtans takes place in the temples. Many spiritual places perform the dance, and drama of Krishna’s life. Even the schools celebrate this auspicious festival by dressing the small children in Lord Krishna dress and dance performances take place.
Another major thing that took place during this festival is Dahi Handi which takes place on the day of Krishna Janmashtami. In childhood, Lord Krishna was named Makhan Chor and that’s why this event takes place on every Krishna Janmashtami in which Dahi Handi is hung on the rope at a certain height and a person has to put a hole in that Handi by creating a group of people and climbing over them.
Places like Iskon temple in Delhi and Vrindavan, Prem Mandir in Vrindavan, Shri Nathji Temple in Rajasthan, Jaganath Temple in Odhisa, and Govind Dev Ji Temple in Jaipur are decorated well where a large crowd gathers on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. Also, some decorated Jhakis take place in major areas to put some unique aspects of the festival. The festival is more special in Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, and Dwarika where the whole Krishna life revolves. The Rasa Lila shows take place in many temples and a large number of devotees visit the temples.
Krishna Janmashtami Wishes Status For Whatsapp
- “Happy Janmashtami, May Lord Krishna showers all his blessings on you. May you get lots of happiness in life”.
- “I wish you Happy Janmashtami and I pray to God for your prosperous life”.
- “May Lord Krishna come to your house & take away all your Makhan- Mishri with all your worries & sorrow”.
- “Krishna insisted on outer cleanliness and inner cleansing. Clean clothes and clean minds are an ideal combination.”
- Let there be love and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Happy Janmashtami!
- May Lord Krishna give you strength and inspire you to face all problems in life with great courage. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
- May Lord Krishna steal all your tensions and worries… And give you all the love, peace, and happiness on this holy occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
- On this Janmashtami, may all your wishes come true, and may Nand Gopal shower his blessings on you and your loved ones! Happy Janmashtami!