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When is Janmashtami celebrated in Mathura

When is Janmashtami celebrated in Mathura

Krishnashtami or Janmashtami is the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. This festival is celebrated in several parts of the country with great joy and devotion.

Many festivals in the country celebrate it as per the lunar calendar.

Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day or Ashtami of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) of Shravana month.

This year it is celebrated on two days due to Subh Muhurat. Ashtami starts from 23rd August 8:09 a.m. and will end on August 24th 8:23 a.m.

That’s why some people are celebrating the festival today while others will be celebrating tomorrow.

The birth star of Lord Sri Krishna Rohini will start tomorrow at 3:47 a.m. and will end on August 25th 4:16 a.m. in the night.

Hence, Janmashtami will be celebrated on 24th August in Mathura and Vrindavan. It is celebrated grandly at various temples of Lord Sri Krishna.

Several rituals are performed on this day. Devotees observe fasting throughout the day and break it at midnight. This is due to the belief that Lord Krishna was born at midnight.

They chant slokas, sing devotional songs and offer bhog to the Lord.

In some rural parts of the country, people tie swings to trees. It is believed that Krishna loved to swing in his childhood and this act would please the Lord.

In several parts of Mathura and Vrindavan, Rasa Lila is performed to depict the youthful days of Lord Krishna. It is a stage show.

Dahi Handi is a traditional ritual performed in many parts of the country. In this event, a pot of butter is hung at the height. Some people will try to break it while others will try to pull it away to protect it from breaking. It is a joyous event. Devotees believe this would relieve them from bad luck.
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