Janmastami 2020 (Photo-Times of India)
Janmastami 2020 (Photo-Times of India)

The festivel season is upon us and our enjoyment levels are at all-time high. After Eid and Rakhi, the country is gearing up for Janmashtami, which would quickly be followed by Self-reliance Day. Janmashtami is commemorated throughout India with much fervour and enthusiasm. This year, Janmashtami would be celebrated on 11th August, 2020; some individuals would be celebrating it on 12th August as well.

Date and Pooja Timings Of Janmashtami 2020:

Janmashtami Tithi – 11th August, 2020

Nishita Puja Time – 12:21 AM to 01:06 AM, August 12

Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Ashtami Tithi Begins – 09:06 AM on August 11, 2020

Ashtami Tithi Ends – 11:16 AM on August 12, 2020

Significance of Janmashtami|The Birth Episode of Krishna|Janmashtami Celebrations

Likewise known as Gokulashtami, Janmashtami is celebrated each year on Krishna Paksha of Shraavana or Bhadrapad. On this day, fans throng the temple to pay their obeisance to Lord Krishna and enjoy the celebrations where they frequently enact the birth episode of Krishna, either through a spoof or by putting up a lovely ‘jhaanki’ (decors, concepts and structures portraying the legendary episode). Devotees also keep up till midnight for the Krishna Abhishek; the long vigils are frequently marked with devotional songs and folklores.

According to legends, Krishna was the eighth kid of Devaki and Vasudeva. Devaki was the sister of Mathura’s vicious king Kansa. On the day of Devaki’s marriage, it was prophesied that her 8th boy would be the cause of Kansa’s death. As quickly as Kansa found out about the prediction, he tossed both Devaki and Vasudeva in prison and one by one, eliminated all their kids till Krishna was born. On the night Krishna was born, a magnificent voice instructed Vasudeva to bring Krishna to Vrindavan where he would be safe from Kansa’s attack, and once he is grown up, he can come take on the vicious King and rid Mathura of its anguishes. Vasudeva did the exact same. He travelled all the way from Mathura to Vrindavan on foot, bring little Krishna on top of his head, braving the rainy night. Krishna spent his early years in Vrindavan in the care of Yashoda and Nand. Tales of his brave acts, and amusing narrates of taking butter, playing with his friends, teasing fellow villagers, are all popular across the country.

Significance of Janmashtami Fast And Prasads To Prepare

Numerous fans observe ceremonial quickly on this special day. While some select ‘nirjala’ quickly, some turn to the ‘phallar’ fast where they only take in fruits, milk and light sattvik foods. Different kinds of tasty prasads are likewise produced little Krishna idol, likemalpua, panjiri, kheer, peda and so on


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