Krishna Janmashtami 2017 also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Saatam Aatham, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi or simply as Janmashtami is all here. The festival of joy begins with celebrations throughout the country. The festival is being observed by many people in overseas too. Many organizations like Art of Living and ISKCON are going to celebrate the festival on the International level. Krishna Janmashtami is basically celebrated to mark the importance of the birth of eighth and most important avatar of lord Vishnu, Shri Krishna. The day is popular among the people of all faiths since it has utmost significance behind the foundation of the holy book of Sanatan Dharm, ‘Gita’. The holy day is observed on the 8th day (Ashtami) of Krishna Paksha. Check out Krishna Janmashtami 2017 Celebrations, Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Fasting, Rituals and Auspicious timings
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There is no foundation of respecting Lord Krishna, people of all faith celebrate the festival with their dear friends. The day also marks the importance of communal harmony and adoption of Lord Krishna teachings. Devotees also break the Dahi handi as per the traditions.
Krishna Janmashtami 2017 Observance
The festival of Krishna Janmashtami is going to be celebrated throughout the world. Most common observance observed was that the devotees make idols of lord Krishna sit on a swinging chair and offer a fast on the day. Images of Krishna’s infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. On the other side, Krishna’s idols of killing her evil uncle Kans were also seen many places.
Krishna Janmashtami Pooja Vidhi, Fast, Rituals and Muhurat timings
Here we are listing most accurate Muhurat timings and complete Puja and Fast Vidhi/ Rituals
Krishna Janmashtami Muhurat Timings
- This is the 5244th Birth Anniversary ( Janmashtami) of Lord Krishna
- Nishita Puja Time = 24:03+ to 24:47+ with duration of 43 Mins = Night Puja timings
- Midnight Moment = 24:25+
- Date: 15th August (80% Priests believe) or 24th August (Because its Ashtami)
- Parana Time = 17:39
- Night Pooja timings 24:03+ to 24:47+
There are some contradictions in timings by different priests because of time zone. One can easily adjust the timings based on Sunrise and Sunset by +-30 minutes. Since Indian time zone covers many sectors, there are high chances of different results but we had bought you the most common among them all.
Krishna Janmashtami Pooja Vidhi
The Puja vidhi is a bit complex, even more, complex for those who decide to offer fast on the day.
First of all get yourself purified by taking bath early morning after the sunrise. Then pray to Lord Krishna to keep showing you the path of success. Krishna had specifically quoted that he can only show you the path and implement it is all on you. He said to believe in yourself and do your Karma(action) and success will follow you automatically.
Then decide whether to have any of these three commonly suggested way of doing fast
- Falahaar: You can only eat fruits throughout the day, only as per the basic needs.
- Full day fast: You will remain on water throughout the day
- Full day fast with one-time food
Thereafter, the well-decorated statue of Lord Krishna cradle is to be installed.Thereafter offer him your best wishes with devoted worship. Worship them flowers, fragrances, incense, lamp etc., offer. Then offer Arti to Lord Krishna.
You can use this Aarti or any other as per your choice
आरती कुंजबिहारी की, श्री गिरिधर कृष्णमुरारी की ॥
गले में बैजंती माला, बजावै मुरली मधुर बाला ।
श्रवण में कुण्डल झलकाला, नंद के आनंद नंदलाला ।
गगन सम अंग कांति काली, राधिका चमक रही आली ।
लतन में ठाढ़े बनमाली;
भ्रमर सी अलक, कस्तूरी तिलक, चंद्र सी झलक;
ललित छवि श्यामा प्यारी की ॥ श्री गिरिधर कृष्णमुरारी की…
कनकमय मोर मुकुट बिलसै, देवता दरसन को तरसैं ।
गगन सों सुमन रासि बरसै;
बजे मुरचंग, मधुर मिरदंग, ग्वालिन संग;
अतुल रति गोप कुमारी की ॥ श्री गिरिधर कृष्णमुरारी की…
जहां ते प्रकट भई गंगा, कलुष कलि हारिणि श्रीगंगा ।
स्मरन ते होत मोह भंगा;
बसी सिव सीस, जटा के बीच, हरै अघ कीच;
चरन छवि श्रीबनवारी की ॥ श्री गिरिधर कृष्णमुरारी की…
चमकती उज्ज्वल तट रेनू, बज रही वृंदावन बेनू ।
चहुं दिसि गोपि ग्वाल धेनू;
हंसत मृदु मंद,चांदनी चंद, कटत भव फंद;
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