Janmashtami (Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami) is the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. Janmashtami 2012 date is 9 & 10 August 2012. Smartha Sects celebrate the Janmashtami in 2012 on August 9 and Vaishnava sects celebrate the Krishnashtami 2012 or Gokulashtami on August 10. Janmashtami 2012 date in North India is August 10.
Lord Krishna was born on the Astami thithi (eighth day) in Krishna paksha during Shravan month (August – September). It falls in Bhadrapad month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Lord Krishna’s Nakshatra or the birth star is Rohini nakshatram. The main objective or the aim of Krishna’s birth was to demolish the demon Kansa and his evil acts. Kansa is Krishnas maternal uncle.
In Kerala and some places of Tamil Nadu, Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as Ashtami Rohini Festival. Ashtami Rohini is celebrated on the day when Rohini nakshatram falls in Chingam month of Malayalam calendar. In 2012, Sri Krishna Jayanti (Ashtami Rohini) festival date in Kerala and Tamil Nadu is September 8. It falls on Rohini Nakshatram in Avani Masam of Tamil calendar.
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