Friday, July 19, 2024
HomeBusinessJanmashtami 2021 Date India: 'Puja vidhi', 'shubh muhurat'-everything you need to know...

Janmashtami 2021 Date India: ‘Puja vidhi’, ‘shubh muhurat’-everything you need to know about Krishna Janmashtami this year


Related stories

Adam Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan Wraps Up Latest Show-Stopping Exhibits

Founded by Adam Lindemann in 2012, Venus Over Manhattan...

100+ Smooth Pick-Up Rizz Lines For You To Rizz Up A Girl

Have you ever tried approaching someone? but failed...

Utanmaz Türkler: Exploring Cultural Nuances and Societal Impacts

Introduction "Utanmaz Türkler" translates to "Shameless Turks" in English. This...

Why Trusts Are Key to Wealth Preservation

When it comes to preserving wealth across generations, few...


This year Janmashtami will fall on Monday, August 30 (Representative image: Reuters)

Janmashtami 2021 Date in India: Janmashtami, the birth date of Lord Krishna, is celebrated widely across the country. This year the auspicious day will fall on Monday, August 30. Krishna, who is believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad. The day is also celebrated by different names such as ‘Gokulashtami’, Krishnashtami’, Ashtami Rohini’, Sree Jayanthi’, and ‘Srikrishna Jayanti’.

The people of Mathura enjoy and celebrate the festival with much enthusiasm as the place is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is also celebrated widely in several parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and northeastern states like Assam and Manipur.

The story has it that Lord Krishna’s uncle, King Kansa, wanted to kill him as the former was told that Krishna is the one who would kill him. And so, as soon as Krishna was born, his father Vasudeva took him across the Yamuna to Gokul where he was raised by foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. Janmashtami, therefore, not just marks Krishna’s birth but also his victory over King Kansa.

On this day, people fast the whole day long and worship Lord Krishna. They end their fast on ‘Paran Mahurat’ after offering ‘Bhog’ to Lord Krishna. According to Hindu shastra, this Janmashtami fast is considered ‘Vratraj’, meaning– keeping a fast on this day fetches better results than keeping on any other the entire year.

See also  West Coast ports reduce idling vessels as container supply increases

‘Nisheeth’ puja muhurat is 23:59:27 to 24:44:18 at night the duration will be 44 minutes. Janmashtami Paran Muhurat will fall on August 31 after 05:57:47 in the morning.

Things you will need for Puja

The list for Puja Samagri must have the following things. Swing for Balgopal, iron or copper ‘murti’ for Balgopal, flute for Balgopal, clothes and jewellery for Balgopal, flowers for decoration, Tulsi leaves, Sandalwood, Kumkum, Mishri, Makhan, Gangajal, camphor, saffron, incense stick, betel leaves, flower garland, Tulsi mala, coriander, red cloth, banana leaves, honey, sugar, pure ghee, curd and milk among others.

Devotees and believers fast the whole day. Some even sing devotional songs and stay up till midnight as it was then that Lord Krishna was born. One gets up early on the day of Janmashtami and wears clean clothes after taking a shower. You can start your fast by taking an oath of observing a fast keeping your face in the east or north direction.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.


Source link

Bellie Brown
Bellie Brown
Hi my lovely readers, I am Bellie brown editor and writer of I write blogs on various niches such as business, technology, lifestyle., health, entertainment, etc as well as manage the daily reports of the website. I am very addicted to my work which makes me keen on reading and writing on the very latest and trending topics. One can check my more writings by visiting

Latest stories