Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Know Janmashtami auspicious time, worship method, importance, and birth story of Shri Krishna
Janmashtami is the main festival of Hindus. This festival is celebrated with pomp across the country. According to Hindu beliefs, the birth anniversary of Sri Krishna (Lord Krishna), the eighth incarnation of Sri Vishnu (Lord Vishnu) of the universe, is celebrating as Sri Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami 2020. However, like last year, this year also people are confused about whether Janmashtami will celebrate on 11 August or on 12 August.
Actually, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born in Rohini Nakshatra on the eighth day of Bhadrapada i.e. Krishna Paksha of Bhado month. Let us know that the importance of Ashtami Tithi is more for some people, while Rohini Nakshatra is important for some others.
In such a way, Janmashtami is celebrating in Mathura on 12 August. At the same time, the Janmashtami festival will be celebrating with great pomp on August 11 in Nandlal’s village Braj.
When will Krishna Janmashtami 2020 celebrate?
Hindu calendar, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrate on the eighth day i.e. the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
Gregorian calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated every year in the month of August or September.
According to the date, Janmashtami festival will be celebrated on 11 August. At the same time, people who give more importance to Rohini Nakshatra will celebrate Janmashtami on August 12.
Janmashtami date and auspicious time
Date of birth: August 11 and August 12
Ashtami Tithi Start: On 11 August 2020 from 096 AM in the morning.
End of Ashtami: 12 August 2020 till 05: 22 in the morning.
Rohini Nakshatra Starts: 03 August 27 morning of 13 August 2020.
Rohini Nakshatra ends: August 14, 2020 at 05.22 in the morning.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami has special significance throughout the country. It is one of the major festivals of Hinduism. This festival is celebrating differently in all the states of the country. On this day, everyone, from children to old people, keep a fast throughout the day in the joy of the birth of their adorable and sing the glory of Krishna.
How should Keep Janmashtami’s fast?
On the occasion of Janmashtami, devotees observe fast throughout the day and perform special poojas to get the blessings of their worship.
- Those who want to keep Janmashtami fast, they should eat only one meal a day before Janmashtami.
- After taking a morning bath on the day of Janmashtami, devotees take the resolution of the fast and open the Parana i.e. fast after the end of Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi on the next day.
- On Janmashtami, there is a law to worship Bhagavan Sri Krishna. If you too are observing Janmashtami fast then worship Lord Krishna in this way:
- After bathing in the morning, wear clean clothes.
Now in the temple of the house, bathe the idol of Krishna ji or Thakur ji with Ganga water first.
- After this, bathe the idol with milk, curd, ghee, sugar, honey and saffron solution.
- Now take a bath with pure water.
- At 12 o’clock in the night, offer prayers to Laddu Gopal and then perform Aarti.
- Now make offerings to all the members of the household.
- If you are keeping a fast, then observe the fast on the next day.
Birth story of Lord Krishna