Sri Krishna Janmashtami Puja Vidhi: Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami is celebrated by Hindus which falls in the month of either August or September in terms of Gregorian Calendar. The auspicious Shravan month event marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami 2017 falls on August 14 (date in India) celebrating the 5244th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Krishnashtami holds a significant place in the Hindu mythology as Lord Krishna’s birth represented the good prevailing over evil, particularly to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. Celebrated over a period of 1-2 days, Krishna devotees observe religious fasting rituals i.e. vrat puja vidhi keeping shubh muhurat timings in mind.
According to the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar, Krishna Janmashtami takes place on Ashtami, the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) that falls in the Bhadrapada month. Bhadrapada is the overlapping time between August and September of the Gregorian calendar. This year Janmashtami will be taking place on August 14, 2017 (Monday) marking Lord Krishna’s 5244 birth anniversary.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 Puja Vidhi Pooja Vidhanam & Auspicious Timings:
Auspicious Timings:The devotees take a vow to observe the day long fast and break it only the next day which will include the puja vidhi of birth of Lord Krishan at 12.00 am. The vrat observers should do Parana (breaking the fast) only when both Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are over. According to the Drik Panchang, Nishita Puja Time = 24:03+ to 24:47+ with duration of 43 Mins. The Mid Night Moment = 24:25+.
The most auspicious muhurat time to perform Krishna Puja is during Nishita Kala which is the midnight as per Vedic time-keeping. The Parana time will be on 15th August after 17:39. On Parana Day Ashtami Tithi End Time is 17:39 as Janmashtami without Rohini Nakshatra.
Mantra: “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare”
Devotees has to take a holy bath before beginning with the puja rituals. Devotees must keep the fast & also must ensure cleanliness of the worship place and purity of heart. Place an image or statue of Lord Krishna’s infant avatar on clean sheet of cloth. Perform Krishna Abhishekam, bathing the statue with milk, curd, sandalwood paste and honey. Offer new clothes and decorations to Lord Krishna, apply vermilion and flowers. Place him on a decorated cradle and swing it gently, while chanting Om Govindaya Namaha.
Pooja Items Required for Krishna Janmashtami Puja
- New clothes for Lord Krishna
- Bansuri (flute), ornaments for Lord
- Shankha – conch shell
- Pooja thali which consists pooja ingredients
- Ghata – bell
- Diya – earthen pot
- Chawal – rice
- Elaichi – Cardamom
- Supari – betel nut
- Paan Patta – betel leaves
- Mauli thread
- Gangajal – sacred water
- Sindoor – Vermillion paste
- Agarbatti – incense sticks
On this Festival , there is a special event which organised at Mathura, Vrindavan and features dramatic enactments of the life of Lord Krishna. The Rasa lila shows the other flirtatious side of Lord Krishna during his young days. You Can Watch Show live From your TV.The celebration had started but the birth of Lord Krishna was in the midnight of the eighth day of the lunar month. A five thousand and two hundred and three years ago, Lord Krishna came into this world and spread his love with the world.
Therefore, here are all the details regarding Krishna Janmashtami 2017. May Lord Krishna shower all his blessings upon you. Happy Janmashtami to each one of you.
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