Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Shri Krishna Jayanthi, Sree Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami), is the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. In 2015, Krishna Janmashtami date is September 5. Lord Krishna is also one of the Dasavatara (ten supreme incarnations) of Lord Vishnu.

The festival is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Bhadrapad month in North India and Krishna Paksha Astami in Shravan month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.

Lord Sri Krishna is worshipped with utmost pomp in many places of India. Devotees install the clay idol of Sri Krishna and offer abhishek and special naivedya to the Lord. In the evening, cradle ceremony of Lord Sri Krishna is also performed.

The next day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as Nandotsav or Nanda Mahotsav in Sri Krishna temples in North India. Just after fifteen days of Janmashtami, Radhashtami or Radha Rani Jayanti is celebrated.

Significance of Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Puja Timings

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Puja Vidhi with Mantras

Sri Krishna Abhishekam

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  1. kanthasami says:

    please let me know when is sri krishna janmashtami in 2012

  2. Ramana says:

    Wish you happy Sree Krishna Janmashtami… Pray for Lord Sree Krishna on Janmashtami.. thank you