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About Janmashtami

Janmashtami is again a beautiful one among the most important religious festivals of India. Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular. People fast throughout the day and break it with a special meal after dusk. Visiting temples, praying, dancing, and singing bhajans (hymns) at midnight is a part of the celebrations of the birth of Lord Krishna. Often, small children dress up like Lord Krishna on this day. Images and picturization of Krishna’s life story are depicted in the “jhaankis” in temples.

  • It is the annual celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna.
  • The Janmashtami puja and festivities in the temples and the jhaankis of Lord Krishna.
  • 2017 - Monday,14th August
  • 2018 - Sunday,2nd September
  • 2019 - Saturday,24th August
  • 2020 - Tuesday,11th August
  • 2021 - Monday,30th August
  • 2022 - Thursday,18th August
  • 2023 - Wednesday, 6th September
  • 2024 - Monday,26th August
  • 2025 - Friday,15th August
  • Celebrated by the Hindu community all over, but the festivities at Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular.