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Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017


In Hindu mythology, the 8th carnation of Vishnu, Sri Krishna, is the only one who appears in different colors in every stage of his earthly life. As a child he was mischievous and his childhood was full of pranks and fun. Some worship Krishna as the ideal child of innocence. In his youth, he was the most romantic lover and wooed young girls with his flute. The girls were devoted to him and Radha was his greatest devotee. He was a compassionate king and cared for the poor. He was a loyal and trusted friend. He was skilled in war and counseled his friend, Arjuna, on the battle field of Kurukshetra, giving the world the greatest scripture-Bhagwad Gita, which is read worldwide.

Just before the war, Arjuna had a dialogue with Krishna, in which Krishna had explained how an aspiring seeker might seek union with God. This formed the basis of Bhagwad Gita, which till date, when studied, comes forth every time with new meaning. Unlike the other scriptures of the past, The Gita did not teach world renunciation, but instead encouraged world acceptance.

There are many exciting stories about Sri Krishna from his birth to his death. Those who believe in the Hindu faith and in Sri Krishna, celebrate their adorable God’s birthday in the form of Janmashtami. On this day, devotees pray and keep a fast to obtain the grace of Lord Krishna. It is one of the biggest religious festivals in India.

When was Sri Krishna born?

Janmashtami is the birth date of Lord Krishna—the day he made his earthly appearance. According to mythological texts, 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.

Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudev in a prison in Mathura. To save the baby from getting killed by his maternal uncle ,he was taken across the river to Vrindavan,by his father where he was brought up by Yasoda and Nanda,a cowherd.



Janmashtami Festival Date and Muhurat 2017



  • Krishna Janmashtami 2016

    25th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:00 to 00:45 (25th August)

    Parana Time– After 10:35 (26th August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 10:35 (26th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 22:17 (24th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 20:07 (25th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2017

    14th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:03 to 00:47

    Parana Time– After 17:39 (15th August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- Janmashtami Without Rohini

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 19:45 (14th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 17:39 (15th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2018

    2nd September

    Nishita Puja Time– 23:57 to 00:43

    Parana Time– After 20:05 (3rd September)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 20:05

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 20:47 (2nd September)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 19:19 (3rd September)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2019

    24th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:01 to 00:45

    Parana Time– 05:59 (24th August) after sunrise

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- before sunrise

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 08:08 (23rd August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 08:31 (24th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2020

    11th August

    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)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 11:15 (12th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2021

    30th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 23:58 to 00:44

    Parana Time– After 09:44 (31st August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 09:44

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 23:24 (29th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 01:59 (31st August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2022

    18th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:02 to 00:47

    Parana Time– after 22:58

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- Janmashtami without Rohini

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 21:20 (18th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 22:58 (19th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2023

    6th September

    Nishita Puja Time– 23:56 to 00:42

    Parana Time– After 16:13 (7th August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 10:24

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 15:37 (6th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 16:13 (7th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2024

    26th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:00 to 00:45

    Parana Time– After 15:37 (27th August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- 15:37

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 03:38 (26th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 02:19 (27th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2025

    15th August

    Nishita Puja Time– 00:03 to 00:47

    Parana Time– After 21:33 (16th August)

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- Janmashtami without Rohini

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 23:49 (15th August)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 21:33 (16th August)

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2026

    4th September

    Nishita Puja Time– 23:57 to 00:43

    Parana Time– 06:04 after sunrise

    Rohini Nakshatra End Time- before sunrise

    Ashtami Tithi Begins – 02:24 (4th September)

    Ashtami Tithi Ends – 00:13 (5th September)