Janmashtami 2023 Date: (Gokulashtami) Dahi Handi शुभ मुहूर्त और योग

Janmashtami 2023 is being celebrated on September 6 and September 7. The ashtami tithi starts at 3:37 PM on September 06 and end at 4:14 PM on September 07. The date of Dahi Handi is September 7.

(जन्माष्टमी 2023 Date: 6 September को मनाई जा रही हैं। निशिता पूजा का समय रात्रि 11:57 से 12:42 AM, 7 सितम्बर है।)

Krishna Janmashtami 2022

Krishna Janmashtami or simply known as Janmashtami is a major religious festival of Hindus that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is believed to be the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.

It is also known as Gokulashtami or Shri Krishna Jayanti in many parts of the country and is celebrated with great enthusiasm all across the country and the world. People celebrate this day by observing a fast and worshiping idols of Lord Krishna. Let us know more about Janmashtami 2023 date, like when and how to celebrate it, pooja vidhi, story behind it, etc from this article.

Krishna Janmashtami 2023 Date

Festival Janmashtami
Also popular as Krishna Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, SaatamAatham, Srikrishna Jayanti, Yadukulashtami, कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी, krishnashtami
Category Hindu festival
Krishnashtami 2023 Date
6th September and 7th September
DayWednesday and Thursday

Janmashtami 2023 Puja Timing

The date and time of Janmashtami and Janmashtami puja varies every year as it is based on Hindu lunisolar calendar. Krishna Janmashtami is observed every year on the eighth day (ashtami) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shraavana or Bhadrapad.

According to the Gregorian calendar, this normally falls in the month of August or September. In the year 2023, Krishna Janmashtami will be observed on September 6 and September 7 and the Nishita Puja timing is from 11:57 PM to 12:42 AM on September 7. This year will mark the 5250th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.

कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी 2023 शुभ मुहूर्त और योग

Janmashtmi celebration 2022
भाद्रपद कृष्ण पक्ष अष्टमी तिथि आरंभ3:37 PM on September 06
भाद्रपद कृष्ण पक्ष अष्टमी तिथि समाप्त4:14 PM on September 07
रोहिणी नक्षत्र शुरू9:20 AM on September 6
रोहिणी नक्षत्र समाप्त10:25 AM on September 7
व्रत पारण का समय
On 7 सिंतंबर, After 06.09AM

Holiday on Janmashtami

Janmashtami is an important and major festivals of Hindus that is celebrated not just in India but worldwide.

States like Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarah, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand observe holiday on the day of Janmashtami. Public offices, banks, schools and many private offices observe a day off on the occasion of Janmashtami.

Story behind celebration of Janmashtami

Lord Krishna was born in Mathura to Devaki and Vasudeva on the eighth day (ashtami) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shraavana. Before His birth, a prophecy was made that the eighth son of Devaki will be the reason for downfall of King Kansa, the brother of Devaki.

To prevent this prophecy from becoming a reality, Kansa threw his sister and his husband in prison and there was an order to kill all their eight sons as soon as they are born.

Kansa successfully killed the first six children of Devaki and Vasudeva but at the time of the birth of the seventh child, Balarama, the fetus miraculously got transferred to the womb of Rohini, Vasudeva’s first wife. The time came and the eighth child of Devaki, Krishna was born at exact midnight on eighth day of Krishna Paksha in Shraavana. Right after His birth, all the security of the prison got disabled and again an oracle appeared asking Vasudeva to rescue the baby and gave him to Nand Baba and Yashodha in Vrindavan.

Vasudeva fulfilled the oracle and carried the baby all the way to Vrindavan and returned back to the prison with a baby girl. When Kansa saw the baby girl, he tried to kill her too but he was throwing her onto grounds instead she rose in air and transformed into goddess Durga and warns Kansa that his destiny will be fulfilled and the one he fears has already been born.

Janmashtami Vrat and Puja Vidhi

Krishna Janmashtami is considered very auspicious festival and people keep a day long fast to celebrate this day. Normally, the fast is kept one day before the birth of Krishna and after celebrating his birth, people break their fast. The pooja begins after midnight with idol of Krishna bathed, cleaned and placed into cradle after clothing it with new clothes made especially for Krishna.

He is worshiped by singing devotional songs and praying and fruits, sweets and other food items are offered to Lord Krishna as prasad. People then intake these food items and break their fast. Apart from celebrations at home, the celebrations and Janmashtami puja are also carried at temples with many devotees participating in it.

Famous traditions related to Janmashtami

There is a famous tradition of breaking pots full of milk, curd or buttermilk hung at a high pole. People form human pyramid to reach the pot and break it. This practice is done in imitation of Krishna and His friends breaking the pot of freshly-churned butter hung by His mother. It is a famous tradition of Maharashtra and other western states of the country.

In some states like Manipur, Assam, Rajasthan and Gujarat, Rasa Lila (Krishna Lila) is organized which is a dance-drama depiction of life of Lord Krishna and Gopis.


On Janmashtami, we celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Yadukulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti, or Krishna Janmashtami.

Krishna is the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu.

The festival is majorly celebrated in Vrindavan and Mathura along with other states in India including Assam, Manipur, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

Janamashtami is known as “Thogre/Thakure da Vrat” in Jammu region, while it is celebrated as Zaram Satam by Kashmiri Pandits.

Janmashtami is known as Gokulashtami in Maharashtra.

Janmashtami is also a national holiday in Bangladesh.

Dahi Handi is a special event organized on the day of Janmashtami.

Frequently Asked Questions

कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी 2023 कब हैं?

जन्माष्टमी 6th and 7th September को मनाई जा रही हैं।

अष्टमी तिथि कब शुरू होगी?

3:37 PM on September 06

अष्टमी तिथि कब समाप्त होगी?

4:14 PM on September 07

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