Janmashtami Shubh Muhurat 2021: From puja vidhi to history; all you need to know about Lord Krishna’s birthday
The festival of Janmashtami is just around the corner. This year, the auspicious festival will be celebrated on August 31 (Tuesday). Janmashtami is also known by names like Krishna Janmashtami and Gokulashtami. The festival is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna every year.
History of Janmashtami:
Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the Bhadrapada month in Mathura, ruled by the evil King Kansa, whose sister, Princess Devaki gave birth to Krishna.
Devaki and Vasudeva were married with a lot of fanfare, however, a prophecy said that the eighth child of the couple would cause Kansa’s downfall. In order to save their son, Vasudeva took him to Vrindavan by crossing the river, where he was brought up by Yasoda and Nanda.
Janmashtami 2021: Date and Puja Timings
- Janmashtami Date- August 30 (Monday)
- Ashtami date starts: 29th August night at 11:26 pm
- Ashtami date ends: 30th August late at 2 pm.
- Rohini Nakshatra: On 30th August, for the whole day till 9:44 am on 31st August.
Janmashtami Puja Vidhi
On this day, devotees wake up early in the morning at Brahma Muhurta and worship Lord Krishna with mantras throughout the day and perform rituals to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna.