Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This year, Janmashtami would be celebrated on 11th August 2020.
The festive season is upon us and our excitement levels are at an all-time high. After Eid and Rakhi, the nation is gearing up for Janmashtami, which would soon be followed by Independence Day. Janmashtami is celebrated across India with much fervor and enthusiasm. Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This year, Janmashtami would be celebrated on 11th August 2020; some people would be celebrating it on 12th August as well.
Date and Pooja Timings Of Janmashtami 2020 And Dahi Handi:
Janmashtami Tithi – 11th August 2020
Nishita Puja Time – 12:21 AM to 01:06 AM, August 12
Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 09:06 AM on August 11, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 11:16 AM on August 12, 2020
Also known as Gokulashtami, Janmashtami is celebrated each year on Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of Shraavana of Bhadrapad. On this day, devotees throng the temple to pay their obeisance to Lord Krishna and revel in the celebrations where they often enact the birth episode of Krishna, either through a skit or by putting up a beautiful ‘jhaanki‘ (decorations, structures, and motifs depicting the legendary episode). Devotees also stay up till midnight for the Krishna Abhishek; the long vigils are often marked with devotional songs and folklores.