Krishna Janmashtami 2017 Date, Muhurat, Puja Vidhi Timing, Mantras and Fasting

Krishna Janmashtami is the festival celebrated by Hindus. It is the birthday of Lord Krishna, who is the son of Devaki and Vasudeva. As per the Hindu tradition, It is celebrated every year on the date in which Krishna has believed to be born. As per the Gregorian calendar, Krishna was born on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month, at midnight in Mathura.

Krishnai Janmashtami Image
Before the birth of Krishna, there was evil everywhere. But it is believed that the birth of Krishna alters the situation. That is the reason the day is celebrated with lots of happiness and love. On this day people follow some rituals, keep fast for the day. The devotees break their fast with food and sweets. They enjoy the day by singing devotional songs and prayers. As per the Hindu customs,  women draw footprints outside their main door of the house as a symbol of Lords journey to their homes. 

All the Hindus in every part of the world celebrate this festival. It is an important festival, which is celebrated by keeping fast for the whole day. The devotee sings devotional songs and prayers for the day, People enjoy the day by making and sharing special foods together. Krishan Janmashtami is celebrated importantly in the places like Manipur and Assam, Rajasthan and Gujarat. 

Lord Krishna's birthday is celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm. It is observed particularly somewhere in the month of July or August based on the Hindu calendar.  Krishan Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh which is the 8th day of the dark fortnight falls in the month of Bhadon.

As per the history, it is believed that Lord Krishna is the most powerful human incarnations born nearly 5,200 years ago. The great human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu was born in the holy place of Mathura. He acted all the way to save the Earth from the danger of evilness of demons. He propagated good karma. People worship him as he has played a vital role in Mahabharata. You can come to know all about him from Bhagwat Geeta.

All you need to know about the Fasting, Puja Vidhi, Mantras on Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2017

1) 5244th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna.

Nishita Puja Time = 24:17+ to 25:03+ (0 Hours 46 Mins)

Mid Night Moment = 24:40+

2) 15th, Parana Time = After 16:09
On Parana Day Ashtami Tithi End Time = 16:09

3) Dahi Handi on 15th, August

Ashtami Tithi Begins = 18:15 on 14/Aug/2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 16:09 on 15/Aug/2017

It is believed that Sri Krishna was born in a prison. after his birth, the father Vasudev immediately decided to give the child to his friend Nand in order to save the kid from the danger of Kansa. Thus Sri Krishna grew up in Gokul. Krishna fights his whole life against evilness and at last, he killed his uncle, King Kansa. The dark, stormy night when Sri Krishna was believed to be born is celebrated as Janmashtami festival. Since then the day is celebrated with devotional songs, art, and puja by the devotees. In Mathura and Vrindavan you will find the homes and temples are wonderfully decorated and illuminated. Prayer, religious mantras, and various rituals are practiced for the whole night in the temples.

Items required for Janmasthami Puja

People who fast on this holy day are suppose to consume one single time meal. Check below the items required for shri Krishna Janmashtami 2017.

1. New clothes for Lord Krishna
2. Bansuri (flute), ornaments for Lord
3. Shankha – conch shell
4. Pooja thali which consist pooja ingridents
5. Ghata – bell
6. Diya – earthen pot
7. Chawal – rice
8. Elaichi – Caradamom
9. Supari – betel nut
10. Paan Patta – betel leaves
11. Mauli thread
12. Gangajal – sacred water
13. Sindoor – Vermillion paste
14. Agarbatti – incense sticks
15. flowers
16. Ghee
17. Sweets

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