importance of utlotsavam after Gokulashtami / Janmashtami

This festival of Utlotsavam is customarily observed on the succeeding day of “Krishna Janmashtami” every year in Tirumala where local youth take part in large numbers in this fun filled religious event. Usually the deities charm the devotees but in this unique fete, it was the turn of the deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and […]

Symbolism of Janmashtami | Why celebrate Sri Krishna’s birth

Krishna as Damodara

Symbolism of Janmashtami and why celebrate Sri Krishna’s birth in words of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living. India would not be India if you take away Lord Krishna and the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. These epics are like the two eyes of our country. They are not related to just one […]

संतान प्राप्ति के प्रयोग करें जन्माष्टमी के दिन | Childless Couple ke liye Achuk Upay

श्री कृष्णा जन्माष्टमी संतान प्राप्ति की कामना हेतु प्रयोग के लिए एक अद्भुत अवसर है| श्रवण पूर्णिमा के बाद कृष्णा पक्ष अष्टमी दिन मानते है श्री कृष्णा जन्माष्टमी पर्व. यह पर्व उन लोगों के लिए विशेष मुहूर्त का दिन भी है, जो संतान की अभिलाषा रखते है और इस हेतु कोई साधना या प्रयोग या […]

Shitala Satam 2017 | Sheetala Saptami

Sheetala Satam, Shitala Satam or Shitala Saptami is observed in Gujarati Sravana month on the seventh day of Vad Paksh (dark fortnight). In 2017, Sheetala Satam date is August 14. This vrata is dedicated to Goddess Shitala Mata. Shitala mata puja is the main ritual of the day. Devotees eat cold meal (the food cooked […]

Randhan Chhath 2017 | Randhan Chhat in Gujarati Shravan Month

Randhan Chhath or Randhan Chhat is observed on the previous day of Sheetala Satam Vrat in Gujarati Shravan month. In 2017, Randhan Chhath date is August 13. It is not a vrat to observe but the preparation day for Sheetala Satam Vrat Puja. Randhan Chhath falls on Vad Sashti or the sixth day in Vad […]

Janmashtami 2017 | Krishnashtami | Gokulashtami (Sri Krishna Janmashtami)

Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashami, Krishnashtami) is the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and in Bhadrapad Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars followed in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya […]

Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat 2017 | Janmashtami Puja Time

Krishna Makhan chor

Always there will be a controversy in celebrating Janmashtami. Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat or best time of pujan for 2017 is given here. In 2017, Sri Krishna Janmashtami Krishna Janmashtami is on 14 August. As Smarta people celebrate it on the day when Ashtami starts … i.e Smarta Janmashtami. In North India, it is celebrated on […]

Janmashtami 2017 Celebrations Live from Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple, Gujarat

Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 celebrations live online from Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple of Gujarat is brought to you on 14, 15 August 2017 by the official website of Dwarkadhish temple. Dwaraka is believed as the place which Lord Krishna ruled. Also known as Jagat Mandir (Dwarakadheesh Mandir), Dwarka Dwarkadhish Temple is considered as one of 108 Divya […]

Gopalkala 2017 or Dahi Handi celebrations during Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Gopalkala Dahi handi

Dahi Handi (Gopalkala) is the major celebrations in Maharashtra, and Gujarat states during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival. In 2017, Gopalkala or Dahi Handi date is August 15. It is celebrated on the next day of Janmashtami. This festival attracts thousands of enthusiastic people from all over Maharashtra to Mumbai and Pune where the celebrations reach their […]

Nandotsav (Nanda Mahotsav) 2017 in Sri Krishna Temples

Lord Krishna in child form

Nandotsav (Nanda Mahotsav / Maha Nandotsav) is a festival celebrated on the next day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. In 2017, Nandotsav (Nanda Mahotsav) date is August 15. It is said that on this day all the villagers of Braj (Vraj) visited Nanda’s house to have darshan of baby Sri Krishna. All Munis and maharshis bestowed […]

Bol Choth 2017 | Bol Chauth Vrat during Shravan Month in Gujarat

Bol Choth or Bol Chouth puja or Bahula Chauth vrat is observed on Chauth or Chaturthi day in Vad Paksh or Bahula paksh of Shravan month in Gujarat and some Western and Northern parts of India. In 2017, Bol Choth Vrat date is August 11. It is observed on the previous day of Nag Pancham […]

Sri Sri Ravishankar’s message on Janmashtami 2016

Krishna as Damodara

Sri Sri Ravishankar’s message on Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2016.. Since last 5100 and odd years, the birth of Krishna is being celebrated. But Krishna says, ‘I am never born’. It is like this, a potter makes a pot and suddenly the space is born inside the pot. Can you say the space is born now? […]

Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple during Janmashtami

Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple

Vittal Pindi at Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple during Janmashtami is a grand celebration. In 2017, Vittal Pindi date is September 14. Sri Krishna Leelotsava and Vittal Pindi are the two big festivities conducted on the following day of Janmashtami festival. Owing to differences in the panchangas, the Janmashtami will be celebrated both on […]

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Puja 2017 celebrations live online from ISKCON Temple Bangalore

Lord Bala Krishna with cow

Now you can watch Sri Krishna Janmashtami puja celebrations in ISKCON temple of Bangalore live online. Janmashtami 2017 date is August 14. With the association of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Bangalore, Sankara TV (the Hindu devotional TV channel) will be presenting this exclusive WEB TV link through which we can watch the […]

Abhisheka to Krishna during Janmashtami Pooja

Janmashtami Abhisheka to Krishna

Abhisheka to Krishna during Janmashtami Pooja is a major ritual to be observed. In 2017, Janmashtami date is August 14. Smarta Janmashtami – 14 August 2017 Vaishnav Janmashtami – 15 August 2017 Sri Krishna Jayanti – 13 September 2017 (Rohini Ashtami – Rohini Nakshatra) Suddhodaka Snana, Panchamrita Snana, Panchamrita Snana, Usnodaka Snana, Pushpabhisheka, etc.. are the Abhisheka types […]

Video – Janmashtami Puja Vidhi (Gokulashtami Vrata Procedure)

Here is a Video for Janmashtami Puja Vidhi (Gokulashtami Vrata Procedure). In 2017, Sri Krishna Janmashtami date is August 14/15. Ashtami Rohini is celebrated on September 13. In Udupi Sri Krishna Temple also, Sri Krishna Jayanti is scheduled for September 13. Here is the detailed Sri Krishna Janmashtami puja procedure with mantras. This Krishnashtami pooja vidhi article also […]

Janmashtami Puja Procedure with Mantras, Krishnashtami Pooja Vidhi

Lord Bala Krishna with cow

Here is the detailed Janmashtami puja procedure with mantras. This Krishnashtami pooja vidhi article also includes the list of items or material required for Sri Krishna Gokulashtami Pujan. There will be slight differences in steps involved in Janmashtami puja procedure from place to place (South India & North India), but the generalized puja vidhanam is […]

Significance of Janmashtami

What is the significance of Janmashtami? Janamashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Ashtami is significant as it indicates a perfect balance between the seen and the unseen aspects of reality; the visible material world and the invisible spiritual realm. Krishna’s birth on Ashtami signifies his mastery of both the spiritual and material worlds. He […]

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in ISKCON Temple Hyderabad

Janmashtami 2017 celebrations in ISKCON temple, Hyderabad, will be held on August 15. In three branches of ISKCON located in Hyderabad celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 25th August this year. The Special Janmashtami Pujas will be performed on 14th and 15th August. Addressing to the Media, ISKCON Acharyas informed the devotees of Lord Krishna that the […]

Janmashtami 2016, Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami (Sri Krishna Janmashtami)

Krishna as Damodara

Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashami, Krishnashtami) is the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and in Bhadrapad Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars followed in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya […]