Krishna Janmashtami 2023 will be celebrated on September 7th. This Ashtami Tithi starts at 3:38 PM on September 6th and concludes at 4:14 PM on September 7th. Lord Krishna will be approximately 5250 years old this year.
Krishna Janmashtami 2023 falls on September 7th, and schools and offices remain closed, so most people consider this date as the day to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. Followers of Lord Krishna are uncertain about whether to celebrate it on the 6th or 7th of September this year.
How to celebrate Janmashtami festival
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born on this day under the Rohini Nakshatra. This year, Janmashtami will be observed on two different days because, as per the Drik Panchang, Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi fall on different days during Janmashtami night. While Rohini Nakshatra begins on September 6th, 2023, at 9:20 AM and ends on September 7th, 2023, at 10:25 AM, the Ashtami Tithi starts on September 6th, 2023, at 3:37 PM and ends on September 7th, 2023, at 4:14 PM.
On this day, followers of Lord Krishna celebrate the incarnations of baby Krishna and Laddu Gopal. People observe fasts, visit temples, decorate their homes, prepare delicious feasts, adorn idols of Lord Krishna, and engage in various activities. This festival is celebrated across the country and goes by the names Gokulashtami, Shri Krishna Jayanti, Krishna Janmashtami, and Krishnashtami.
Janmashtami pooja 2023
Temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and household altars are decorated with flowers and leaves, and before offering Prasad (the leftover food of the deity that symbolizes His blessings), sweets are offered to the deity, seeking His blessings. Krishna devotees, along with others, participate in the festivities. This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy throughout the country. Mathura’s Janmashtami celebration is renowned worldwide as it is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, and people celebrate it with great joy.
Lord Shri Krishna’s Dahi Handi Festival on September 7th, 2023
You may have witnessed people dressing up as Krishna during their childhood, markets adorned with expensive decorations, and beautiful Dahi Handis (clay pots filled with curd) during this festival. This beautiful tradition, also known as the Dahi Handi festival, is a separate tradition. On the second day, Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary is celebrated with great zeal.”