Bhishma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhishma Pitamah, Kuruvruddha Maharaj of Mahabharata. In 2017, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date is January 21.
Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti is observed on Krishna Paksha Navami in Magh Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar. It coincides with Poush Maas Krishna Navami.
Bhishma, also known as Devavrata or Bhishma Pitamah, was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu. Bhishma Pitamah was one of the prominent persons of Mahabharata.
Bhishma was the grand uncle of Pandavas and Kauravas. He was also stood victorious against Parasurama.
Bhishma Ashtami, Bhishma Ekadasi, Bhishma Dwadasi, and Bhishma Panchak are the big festivals and auspicious days dedicated to Bhishma Pitamah.
In 2016, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date was February 16.
In 2015, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date was January 28.
In 2014, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date was January 25.
In 2013, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date was February 4.