Sri Krishna Janmashtami in Udupi Krishna Temple

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Sri Krishna, is the most jubilant occasion to watch in world famous Udupi Sri Krishna temple. Extravaganza of Sri Krishna Leelotsav in Sri Krishna Math attracts thousands of devotees from all along Karnataka and surrounding states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Goa.

In 2021, Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival is celebrated on August 30 in Udupi. At 11:54 in night on August 30, ‘Arghyapradhana’ is performed to Lord Krishna. Arghya Pradhan is a special ritual in which the clay idol of Krishna is offered milk and holy water in the main temple (sanctum sanctorum).

According to Lunar Calendars (Chandramana Panchanga), Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on 30 August.

‘Vittal Pindi’, a famous ritual in Udupi Sri Krishna Temple is celebrated on the following day of Janmashtami. In 2021, Vittal Pindi date is August 31.

The next day on August 31/September 1, Sri Krishna Leelotsava is celebrated. The clay idol of is taken out in a procession around the main street and after that immersed in the temple tank. During the festival of Janmashtami, 50 varieties of laddoos are made in Sri Krishna Mutt for distribution to devotees.

Sri Krishna Leelotsav, as part of Krishna Janmashtami, the significant annual events to be held in the temple town will be celebrated at the famous Sri Krishna temple here on August 30 and 31. As part of the festival, a ten-day religious and cultural programmes would be held. This include competitions, dance, drama, music concerts, religious discourses and painting exhibitions.

On August 30 (on Janmashtami) Sri Krishna Janmashtami competitions will be inaugurated during which Sri Krishna Janmashtami awards will be presented. On the Janmashtami day, Arghya , offering milk and water to the specially made clay idol of Lord Sri Krishna at the sanctorum of the temple will be held at midnight followed by Sri Krishna Leelotsav on the next day in which a colourful procession of the presiding deity will be held in the afternoon in which several fancy and folk and cultural troupes will participate.

Check this video for detailed Janmashtami Puja Procedure with Mantras and fully explained Puja steps..

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  1. Vijayant says:

    present math pradhan in udupi shree krishna temple

  2. Ilesh says:

    2019 shree krishna janmastami prajavani article shree krishna matha udupi

  3. Hilla says:

    procedure of arghya pradhan in krishna janmashtami 2015 udupi

  4. Adoni Ramesh Sajjan says:

    You are confused i think so. There is no any festival on Ausust 17th and 18th except daily rituals to lord krishna in UDUPI. because they are performing Krishnashtami on next month 17th and 18th. it is called as Rohini Ashtami. please check

  5. Pandit Patil says:

    Keep promoting Hinduism and Kirshna mahatav
    Can please post Krisna mantra and Argya mantras to Krisna and moon

    What are the benefits and why offer Argya please advice😀🎈😄