Janmashtami which is also referred as Krishna Janmashtami is a significant religious observation among the Hindus. This day flares the divine and serene attributes of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami 2023 signifies the auspicious occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna. This year Janmashtami 2023 is falling on 6 September 2023. Before enlightening all the epitomic notions of this day, let us inform you that Lord Krishna is known to the eight incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Several parts of India celebrate Janmashtami as Shri Krishna Jayanti or Gokulashtami. This is a joyful festival and is celebrated in almost every parts of the country with tremendous enthusiasm. In this post we will highlight all the necessary details related to Janmashtami 2023 along with Puja timing, story, celebrations and more.
Janmashtami 2023 Date
Janmashtami 2023 will be celebrated on 6 September 2023, however due to its auspicious timing the following festival will also be observed on 7 September. Most of the people celebrate Janmashtami by worshipping the idols of Lord Krishna and performing divine rituals. Even, many people observes a fasting to celebrate this day. This year, the confusion between dates of celebrating Janmashtami 2023 has been hovering. So, we are here to highlight all the crucial details about this day through this post. Know when to celebrate Janmashtami 2023 along with its Vidhi timing and more.
Janmashtami 2023 Timing
The time and date of celebrating Janmashtami differs every year as it has its prominence from the Hindu lunisolar calendar. Every year on the eight day of Krishna Paksha Janmashtami 2023 is celebrated. The following Krishna Paksha falls during the month of Bhadrapada or Shravana. But when it comes to Gregorian calendar, the following day falls in the month of August or September. This year, Janmashtami 2023 will be celebrated on 6 and 7 September and the auspicious timing for puja is from 11.57 PM to 12.42 AM on 7 September. So, if you want to arrange a ritual or puja at your home, then you must abide by this auspicious timing.
Story Behind Janmashtami 2023
The history of this holy Janmashtami 2023 is vast. However, in this post we are trying to give you a little glimpse of the story. Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in Mathura. Before the birth of Lord Krishna a prophecy has been circulated that the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva will kill king Kansa, who is the brother of Devaki. To overcome this fear, Kansa killed all his sister’s children and imprisoned them. He balefully killed Devaki’s six children. But at the time of the seventh child the fetus go transferred to Rohini’s womb who is the first wife of Vasudeva. later, the eighth child of Devaki was born on the eight day of Krishna Paksha and he was non other than Lord Krishna. As per the prophecy, Lord Krishna defeated King Kansa and killed him for good sake.
Janmashtami 2023 celebrations
There are many famous traditions related to the celebration of Janmashtami 2023. One of the famous traditions remain to break pots full of buttermilk hung at a height. Many people come together to form a human pyramid to reach to the top of pot and break it with cherished heart. This act is done as per the stories related to Lord Krishna and how he was doing all these things with his friends in his childhood. Moreover, many events and programs will be arranged to showcase the significance of Janmashtami 2023.
Janmashtami 2023 Puja Vidhi
Here we have enlisted some steps to follow as Puja Vidhi on Janmashtami 2023.
- Wake up early and take a bath.
- Clean and decorate your house temple.
- Light diyas in front of Lord Krishna.
- Perform the ritual of Jalabhishek for all the deities.
- Make Prasad for Lord Krishna and present it in front of his idol.
- Make sure you offer him Laddu with a pure and loving heart.
- Worship him and meditate in front of him.
- Perform Aarti.