Shri Krishna Jayanthi or Janmashtami 2022 will celebrate on August 18. The Ashtami tithi will starts on 18 August 09:25 Pm and it will ends on 19th August 11:00 PM.
It is the day on which Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is born on Earth on Janmashtami. The birth of Lord Krishna symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. As part of the celebrations on the day of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, devotees of Lord Krishna offer prayers and various kinds of rituals are held throughout the country which have been inspired by the life of Baby Krishna and are held in different parts of the country.
On August 18, Thursday, Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2022 will take place
There are many states in the North of India that celebrate Janmashtami on August 18, but in the South of India, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Shri Krishna Janmashtami on August 18, Thursday.
The term ‘Janm’ means birth, and the term ‘Ashtami’ means eighth. As the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Krishna was born as the eighth son of Vasudev and Yashoda on the eighth day of Tithi. He was the eighth son of Vasudev and Yashoda.
When is Janmashtami Celebrated ?
On the 8th day of Ashtami tithi, under Rohini Nakshatra, Bhagavan Shri Krishna was born at midnight. According to the Amanta calendar, Lord Krishna was born in Shravan, while according to the Purnimantha calendar, he was born in Bhadrapad. Based on the lunar cycle, this corresponds to August and September on the English calendar.
The story behind Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna was the eighth child of Princess Devaki and her husband Vasudeva from the Yadava clan of Mathura, according to mythology. During that time, Devaki’s brother Kansa, who was the king of Mathura at the time, slaughtered all the children that Devaki gave birth to in order to prevent him from falling victim to a prophecy that said that Kansa would be killed by Devaki’s eighth son upon their birth. Vasudeva took the baby Krishna to the house of his friend in Gokul, which is a district in Mathura, when Krishna was born. Krishna was then raised at Gokul by Nanda and his wife Yashoda.
Shri Krishna Jayanthi is also known as:
Krishnashtami, Janmashtami, Saatam Aatam, Ashtami Rohini, Gokulashtami, Sree Jayanti, Nandotsav, etc.
Shri Krishna Jayanti rituals
Various kinds of local rituals and traditions are observed throughout India on this holy day. People across the country celebrate Shri Krishna Jayanthi by fasting until midnight, when Lord Krishna was born. Prayers are offered to the deity’s idol, which is kept in a small cradle as a symbol of His birth. On this day, Bhajans and Bhagavad Gita recitals are held.
Maharashtra organizes Dahi Handi at the local and regional levels. In order to break an earthen pot filled with buttermilk, a human pyramid is formed. For these events, there is fierce competition and lakhs of dollars are given away as prizes.
On this day, thousands of devotees visit Krishna temples in the holy cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.
Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka, which was Krishna’s kingdom when he became king, is the place where this day is celebrated with pomp and glory in Gujarat.
This day is celebrated in Jammu with kite flying.
Imphal ISKCON Temple celebrates Krishna Janma, also known as Krishna Janma in Manipur.
In Eastern India, Janmashtami is celebrated followed by Nanda Utsav the next day with day-long fasts and midnight sweet offerings to the Lord in celebration of his birth.
Southern Indian women decorate their homes with small footprints made of flour that represent the life of a baby Krishna who steals butter.
Important Timings On Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Dates of Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival between 2019 and 2029
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the real Date of Janmashtami 2022?
18 August 2022
What is the timing of Shri Krishna Janmashtami?
The Ashtami tithi will starts on 18 August 09:25 Pm and it will ends on 19th August 11:00 PM.
Why we celebrates Janmashtami or Shri Krishna Jayanthi?
It is the day on which Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is born on Earth on Janmashtami. The birth of Lord Krishna symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.