Gokulashtami or Gokul Ashtami celebrations in South India

Gokulashtami or Gokul Ashtami (Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. Gokulashtami 2013 date is August 28. In some places, it is celebrated on 29 August.

Gokulashtami is celebrated with great fervor in India. In South India it is celebrated in a spectacular way. In South Indian states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, various temples of Sri Krishna celebrate the fest with utmost devotion. Not only Krishna mandirs, all Vaishnava temples consider the festival as a major one.

In Kerala and Tamil Nadu Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as Ashtami Rohini. Ashtami Rohini 2013 date is also August 28/29. It is celebrated on Rohini Nakshatra day in Chingam month of Malayalam Calendar.

Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and Guruvayur Guruvayurappa Temple:

Udupi Sri Krishna temple in Karnataka and Guruvayur Guruvayurappa temple in Kerala are the most predominant temples of Sri Krishna in modern times. In Udupi and Guruvayur, Janmashtami festival brings out all the joy and devotion from devotees. In ISKCON Temples in Bangalore and Hyderabad, Gokulashtami celebrations provide a spectacular look and feel.

In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, various rituals and celebrations are arranged during the festival. Gopalkala and Dahi Handi (Utti) are the main events during Krishna Janmashti.

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11 Comments

  1. RAMDEV says:

    I WAS BORN ON THE DAY OF GOKULASHTAMI (04.09.1996)

  2. MUTHUVEL says:

    i like KRISHNAASHTAMI VERY MUCH.I AM A DEVOTEE OF LORD KRISNA.I WAS BORN IN (UPM) UTHAMAPALAYAM , THENI DISTRICT,INDIA

  3. subhadra iyengar says:

    how can it be August 9 when still it is adi masam and Lord Krsihna was born in the month of Avani. It should be avani amsam Rohin nakstram. This I know very well. It can not be aadi masam. Kindly recheck the calculation and correct

  4. subhadra iyengar says:

    hi, how nice I was also born on Rohin Nakstraham ,on teh day Sri Krishna Janashtami of Avani masam, that is August.

  5. Shambari says:

    how does south indian brahmins celebrate krishna janmashtami

  6. Baneet says:

    why does iyengars celebrate gokulashtami on a different day

  7. Kamran says:

    how is krishna janmashtmi festival celebrated by iyengars

  8. Pashupati says:

    krishna ashtami date 2013 in udupi shrikrishna temple

  9. Amrapali says:

    how to celebrate gogulastami at home in south indian people

  10. Gomti says:

    Today is Vara Mahalakshmi vrata in south India Does this festival fall closest to Shravana Purnima or Shravana Amavasya?

  11. Bhartihari says:

    how to celebrate krishna janmashtami at home in south karnataka