Significance & procedure of Sri Krishnastami festival

Significance and procedure of Sri Krishnastami festival

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the birth of Lord Krishna. Scroll down Significance & procedure of Sri Krishnastami festival. Sri krishnastami is called as Gokulastami. Lord Sri Krishna is the 8th avataram or form of Lord Vishnu. Sri Krishnastami falls on Ashtami of the Krishna Paksham in Sravana masam. Lord Sri Krishna was born to Vasudeva and Devaki. His uncle kills Devaki’s and Vasudev’s seven sons before Sri Krishna one after another fearing death. When lord Sri Krishna was born Vasudeva takes Krishna away from Mathura and leaves him in Gokulam with Yashoda and Nanda. As Vasudeva reaches Gokulam, Yashoda gives birth to a baby girl, believed to be a form of Goddess Durga. Krishna is safely placed with new parents and Vasudeva took the baby girl to Devaki in Mathura. Lord Krishna was raised by Yashoda and Nanda. The Significance & procedure of the Sri Krishnastami festival is explained here.

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Sri Krishnastami Pooja timings:

Astami tithi begins at 11:25 AM on 29 August 2021 and ends at 1:59 AM on 31 August 2021. The Rohini Nakshatram begins at 6:39 AM on 30 August 2021 and ends at 9:44 AM on 31 August 2021.

How is Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated:

  • Devotees keep a fast on this day.
  • The devotees then wash the Krishna’s idol with panchamrutham and decorate the idol with new clothes and ornaments
  • Devotees offers naivedhyam to god and worship him.
  • ISKON temples are very famous for Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations.

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