Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi and Significance

This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on Monday, 30 August.

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Krishna Janmashtami is observed every year to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born on this day. Therefore, this day is celebrated as Krishnam Janmashtami.

It is also popularly known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.

Janmashtami is observed on the ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This year it will be celebrated on Monday, 30 August.

Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Shubh Muhurat (Timings)

  • Janmashtami Tithi: 30 August

  • Nishita Puja Time: 11:59 pm, 30 August to 12:44 am 31 August

  • Dahi Handi: 31 August, Tuesday

  • Ashtami Tithi Begins: 11:25 PM on 29 August

  • Ashtami Tithi Ends: 1:59 AM on 31 August

Krishna Janmashtami: Puja Vridhi

Devotees of Lord Krishna observe a fast on the day of Krishna Janmashtami. After taking a bath, they clean the temple and decorate it around the idol of Lord Krishna.

The ceremony starts after the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight. Devotees of Krishna celebrate the event with joy and enthusiasm. People sing Krishna bhajans, make the idols wear new clothes, offer them charnamrit while rocking the cradle of baby Krishna.


This day is of great significance in Hindu mythology and is celebrated by devotees of Lord Krishna all over the world. They celebrate this auspicious day by decorating temples, their homes and other common public places. Kids are dressed up as Lord Krishna and other mythological character.

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