17 August 2014 is Smarta Janmashtami. Gokulashtami, Sri Krishnashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanti, Saatam Aatham and Rohini Ashtami are the alternate names of Janmashtami.
Krishnashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
It coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Bhadrapada Month. It is week-long festival in Gujarat and some other parts of North India.
The main purpose of Lord Krishna’s incarnation was to restore peace in the universe by demolishing evil. Lord Krishna killed thousands of demons and protected sages, noble men and women from them. Krishna played major role in Mahabharata and Kurukshetra war where Pandavas defeated Kauravas and restored their kingdom.
Sri Krishna Temples at Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka, Guruvayoor, Udupi and ISKCON Temples are the famous Krishna Temples in India.
Read how to do simple Sri Krishna Puja at home or Sri Krishnashtami or Janmashtami puja procedure.
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Panchang, Smarta Janmashtami – 17 August 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:23 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:01
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:16 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:38
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 30:06*
Nakshatra Bharani – 10:52
Yoga Vriddhi – 10:34
Karana Kaulava – 30:06*
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 17:26 – 19:01
Gulika Kalam: 15:51 – 17:26
Yama Gandam: 12:42 – 14:17
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Bhadrapad Month, Telugu Month – Shravana Masam, Kannada Month – Shravana Masa, Marathi Month – Shravan Maas, Gujarati Month – Sawan Maas, Tamil Month – Avani Masam, Malayalam Month – Chingam Masam, Bengali Month – Shraban Month.
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 17:03:49
Abhijit: 12:17 – 13:07
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:22 – 25:02*
Durmuhurthams: 17:20 – 18:10