Krishna Janmashtami – 11 August 2020

Krishna Janmashtami – 11 August 2020

This year Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on 11th August, 2020.

The following muhurats are given by India’s best astrologer.

Nishita Puja Time– 00:04 to 00:48

Parana Time– After 11:15 (12th August)

Rohini Nakshatra End Time- Janmashtami without Rohini

Ashtami Tithi Begins – 09:06 (11th August)

According to the Hindu religion, the 8th carnation of the lord Vishnu, Sri Krishna, is the only one who appears in different colors at each and every stage of his earthly life. As a child he was too mischievous and he spent his childhood in joy, full of pranks and fun. While some worship God Krishna as the ideal child of innocence. And during his youth, he was one of the most romantic lovers.  Majority of the girls were devoted to him but Radha was his greatest devotee. He was a very compassionate king and took utmost cared of the poor. Even he was a very loyal and trusted friend. He was skilled in war and even counseled his friend, Arjuna, on the battle field of Kurukshetra, though giving the world the greatest scripture of the time that is Bhagwad Gita, which is read even today as well worldwide.

Importance of Krishna Janmashtami in Hindu religion

There are number of exciting stories related to Sri Krishna from his birth to till his death. Individuals who believe in the Hindu religion and in God Sri Krishna, thus, celebrate their God’s birthday as of Janmashtami. On this festival day, devotees pray and also keep a fast in order to obtain the grace of Lord Krishna. Even it is one of the biggest religious festival celebrated in India.

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Why is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated?

Therefore, Janmashtami is the birth date of the Lord Krishna. It is the day when he has made his earthly appearance for the very first time. According to Hindu religious texts, lord Shri Krishna was born in the month of Bhadrapad, on the eight day of the dark fortnight. And if this day coincides with the Rohini Nakshatra, then it is considered even luckier and that year, this day is also celebrated as Sri Krishna’s birth anniversary. Though lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudev in a prison in the Mathura. Moreover, to save the baby from getting killed by his own maternal uncle, he was taken across the river to Vrindavan,by his father where he was brought up by Yasoda and Nanda, a cowherd.

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