Janmashtami 2020: When Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated and when the fast will remain auspicious?
Hello Friends, Janmashtami is celebrated with pomp across the country. However, this year, like the last year, there is confusion among people about the date of Krishna Janmashtami. In some parts of the country, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on August 11, while in some other parts, Janmashtami is celebrated on August 12.
What is the importance of Janmashtami?
The festival of Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with pomp across the country. This festival has special significance in Hinduism and is considered one of the major festivals of Hindus. Shri Hari Vishnu, the creator of the universe, took the eighth incarnation as Shri Krishna. This festival is celebrated in different ways in all the states of the country.
On this day, everyone, from children to old age, observes fast throughout the day according to their reverence and praises the glory of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna’s bhajan kirtan is carried out in homes and temples throughout the day. There are also tableaux in the temples.
Why Janmashtami is celebrated for two days:
Let us tell you that the festival of Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada. According to Panchang, Lord Krishna was born on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada. In such a situation, Ashtami Tithi is being observed on August 11. The same Lord Krishna was born in the Rohini constellation. Thus, Janmashtami will also be celebrated on August 12 due to falling on different days of Ashtami and Rohini.
What is the auspicious date of Janmashtami to celebrated:
On August 11, the Saptami date will be 9:06 in the morning. Then after that, Ashtami Tithi will start on Tuesday morning, which will be till 11:16 AM on the morning of Wednesday, August 12, the next day. In such a situation, according to the Hindi Panchang, the sunrise of Ashtami Tithi will be on August 12. Therefore Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 12. According to Jyotishachary, celebrating Janmashtami on this day will be auspicious.
Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 12 in Mathura and Vrindavan:
Let us tell you that Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 12 in Mathura, Vrindavan, and Dwarka. Apart from this, there are two different types of devotees, Smarta and Vaishnava. In such a situation, the devotees living the household life will celebrate Krishna Janmashtami on August 12. The same Vaishnava devotees will celebrate Janmashtami on August 11.
Increase yoga is being done on Janmashtami:
According to the Panchang, Krittika Nakshatra is being celebrated on Janmashtami this year. Sun, Cancer, and Moon will be in Aries. By this coincidence, growth yoga is also being done. Two different sets of people are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami, Smarta, and Vaishnava.