Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date and Time, Importance, Significance

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Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date in India: Shri Krishna Janmashtami has celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna, Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is observed on the eighth-day Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. Usually celebrated sometime in the month of August or September, according to the Gregorian calendar, this year Krishna Janmashtami has fallen on August 24, Saturday.

Bal Gopal, Laddu Gopal, Kanha- Lord Krishna is known by so many names and to honour his birth, Janmashtmi is celebrated by Krishna devotees all around the world. Lord Krishna is regarded to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and considered to be the most powerful one in human form.

According to scriptures, Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, was believed to have been born to Devaki and her husband, King Vasudeva of the Yadava clan in Nathdwara at a time of chaos, when the earth was reeling under the torment of King Kamsa, his maternal uncle. When he grows up, he overthrows and kills the tyrant king, his uncle Kamsa/Kansa after quelling several assassination attempts by the monarch and later on goes on to feature in the Hindu epic Mahabharata as a central character as well.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date and Time

Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Puja Muhurat This year, the muhurut for the special Janmasthmi puja will be:
Nishita Puja Time – 00:01 to 00:45
Parana Time – 05:59 (24th August) after sunrise
Rohini Nakshatra End Time– before sunrise
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 08:08 (23rd August)
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 08:31 (24th August)

Notably, devotees of Krishna observe fast on Krishna Janmashtami and the Lord’s idols are decorated with new clothes and ornaments. Many different types of fruits and sweetmeats are offered to God. A special type of offering called Makhan malai is also prepared by churning homemade white butter with some sugar. Some people also prepare the Chappan bhog to appease God on this day.