Shri Krishna Janmashtami Today, Know Muhurat

On this Krishna Janmashtami, Dwapara Era’s Yog again! Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated today on September 2. Read here to know Puja rituals, muhurat and significance of this auspicious festival.


He is the most mischievous (Nand Gopal), naughty (Nand Lal) child of Yashoda, and the God of all devotees. He is Shri Krishna. Birth anniversary of the Lord will be celebrated with lots of zeal, enthusiasm and happiness. Though, the festivities of this day will be just like every year, but this time there is something special about this day. The special Yoga which is forming on this day is exactly the same as was during the birth of Lord Krishna in Dwapara Era. This Yoga is also known by the name of Shri Krishna Jayanti.

(Note: Smarta sect will celebrate the festival of Krishna Janmashtami on September 2, whereas the followers of Vaishnava community will enjoy the auspicious festivities on September 3. The people who follow the principles of either Vaishnava or Smarta community will celebrate this festival according to different rules.)


Krishna Jayanti as per Hindu Scripture Nirnaya Sindhu


When it is Rohini Nakshatra at midnight 12 AM, Sun planet is in Leo Zodiac Sign and planet Moon is in Taurus Sign during Ashtami of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month. The combination of these celestial phenomenon create Shri Krishna Jayanti Yoga. This is the same Yoga which was formed during the birth of Shri Krishna in Dwapar Era. This time, the same Yoga is appearing on September 2, 2018. Today, Ashtami Tithi will start after 08:49 PM, and Rohini Nakshatra will also exist in this period.

Janmashtami Puja Muhurat 2018
Nishith Puja MuhuratFrom 23:58:25 to 24:43:35
Duration45 Minutes
Janmashtami Paran MuhuratAfter 19:21:52 on September 3, 2018

Note: The above mentioned Muhurat is for New Delhi only. Know Muhurat for your city here, Janmashtami Shubh Muhurat

Krishna Janmashtami - Things to do for a Prosperous LIfe


  • To make your love strong and happy, offer cow’s milk (as Bhoga) to Lord Krishna and perform Abhishek with Panchamrit.
  • To get worldly comforts and happiness, offer sugar and butter (Makhan-Mishri) to the God and perform Abhishek with raw Lassi.
  • To get rid of physical disorders and diseases, offer milk mixed with Tulsi to Shri Krishna and perform Abhishek with raw Lassi.
  • To remove all obstacles in your work, offer sweets (Ladoo) to the God as Bhoga and perform Abhishek with Sugarcane juice.

Also Know more about Hindu Festivals and their Muhurat: Festivals 2018

Importance of Shri Krishna Jayanti for Childless Couples


This year, special Yoga of Shri Krishna Jayanti is especially auspicious for the people who are still childless. On this propitious Janmashtami, they should fast (Vrat) and follow the right rituals (Puja Vidhi) to worship the God. They must also chant Santan Gopal Mantra and if possible, should establish Santan Gopal Yantra in their homes.

ऊं श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविंद वासुदेव जगत्पते ।

देहि मे तनयं कृष्णं त्वामहं शरणं गत:।।

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami


As per ancient scriptures, Janmashtami Puja and Vrat has great significance in Hinduism. According to religious beliefs, Shri Krishna was the eighth reincarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu. It was believed that the mere sight of the Lord eliminates all pain and sufferings of the people. In Vedic texts, the fast of Krishna Janmashtami is among the most significant fasts of Hindu religion. The devotees who perform the propitious fast with true reverence achieve great virtue and blessings of the God. Additionally, the fast of Krishna Janmashtami offers people with child, family growth and freedom from Pitru Dosha.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy and blissful Shri Krishna Janmashtami!
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Janmashtami Puja Muhurat

Janmashtami Puja Muhurat
This year “Krishna Janmashtami” is celebrated on the 28th August 2013. The Puja Muhurat for Janmashtami is given below.

  • Nishita Puja timing is between - 24:05 to 24:51
  • The midnight moment is - 24:28
  • The full duration of the puja is - 45 mins
  • Following day, Parana timing - after 15:29
  • Rohini Nakshatra end time - 15:29

Krishna Bhagavan

Well… If there is one god, who is universally loved, adored and at the same time worshipped with utmost respect, then it is none other than Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna is the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and also considered to be the most powerful one. It has been universally accepted that the period between 3200 BC and 3100 BC is the time Lord krishna lived on earth. 

The story of the birth of Krishna Bhagavan goes like this…

Lord krishna was born to Vasudeva and Devaki, to put an end to all the evil that has descended upon Mother Earth. Lord Vishnu himself took form in Devaki’s womb and was born as Krishna.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is called as Krishna Janmashtami, and is celebrated with much love by one and all. Krishna’s birth was a threat to King Kamsa’s life, who was the brother of Devaki and the cruel ruler of Mathura. On the day of Vasudeva and Devaki’s wedding, King Kamsa had a dream that, the 8th son of Devaki would be the one responsible for his end on Earth. Then, Kamsa threatened to kill Devaki, but spared her only because of the promise made by Vasudeva, that every child they have would be handed over to him.

So, all the babies that were born to Devaki had been slaughtered by Kamsa and he was awaiting the birth of the 8th baby. On the night before Krishna’s birth, Lord Vishnu appeared in Vasudeva’s dreams and instructed him to take little krishna to Gokula and leave him to be raised as the son of Yashodha. Lord Krishna was born and king Kamsa’s fate was decided, Lord krishna eventually killed King Kamsa and rescued his parents and brought peace to Mathura.

This is just a brief narration about Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna’s legend are many to tell; his many adventures in killing various demons as young Bal Kanhaiya, his tales of love with Gopika’s and Radha, his role in Mahabharatha and many more.

To know more about Lord Krishna and the legend associated with his birth, click here Krishna Janmashtami 



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