When is Krishna Janmashtami in 2021?
Krishna Janmashtami in 2021 is on the Monday, 30th of Aug (8/30/2021).
Krishna Janmashtami is on the 242st day of 2021. There are 123 days left in the year.
Krishna Janmashtami Facts
- Date: Aug 30, 2021
- National (Religious)
- Also Called: Janmashtami
- Celebrations: Festival, Dahi Handi
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.
Sri Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was born around 5,200 years ago in Mathura. The sole objective of Sri Krishna's birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated deeply in the Bhagwat Geeta.
Sri Krishna was born in a prison in the custody of Kansa. Vasudev, His father immediately thought of his friend Nand and decided to hand over his child to him to save Krishna from the clutch of Kansa. Krishna grew up in Gokul and finally killed his uncle, King Kansa.
The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna is believed to be borned on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa. All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, arti, blowing of the Conch and rocking the cradle of baby Sri Krishna.
The Janmashtami celebration of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Sri Krishna had spent his life, are very special. On this day temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and illuminated. Night long prayers are offered and religious mantras are sung in the temples.
Krishna Janmashtami Observances
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- Aug 14, 2009
- Sep 02, 2010
- Aug 22, 2011
- Aug 10, 2012
- Aug 28, 2013
- Aug 17, 2014
- Sep 05, 2015
- Aug 25, 2016
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- Aug 24, 2019
- Aug 12, 2020
- Aug 30, 2021