Krishna Janmashtami 2016 Date: Dahi Handi, History, Muhurat Timings, and Pooja Vidhi

Krishna Janmashtami 2016: Janmashtami this year is celebrated on 25th August, celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. It is considered that Lord Krishna, one of the Hindu deity was born on this day. In the words of the layman, he took the eighth avatar of Vishnu on Earth, with the sole motto of eliminating all the evil.

Check: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 24th August 2016.

Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami are some other names, under which the same festival is celebrated. The August 25th is celebrated as the day, whereas the on August 26 Dahi Handi is celebrated. The day according to Hindu calendar is celebrated on the 8th day of Ashtami of Krishna Paksh during the month of Bhadon.

According to the old tales, this human incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Shri Krishna is considered to be one of the most powerful of the time. It is considered that he was born around 5200 years ago in a village called Mathura.  He was born to the Princess Devaki and Vasudeva but due to certain conditions was brought up by his foster parents Yashoda and Nanda.

Krishna Janmashtami 2016

For Lord Krishna vanished evil from the earth, he is one of the most powerful Hindu deity. Henceforth to celebrate his birthday, Janmashtami is celebrated. After the day, Dahi Handi is celebrated on next day. This year it would be 26th August. The festival is celebrated as Lord Krishna really loved Butter and use to steal it.  This festival brings lots of joy, bringing people together, encouraging Goodwill and love.

Krishna Janmashtami 2016 Muhurat Timings and Pooja Vidhi

Nishita Puja Time = 24:06+ to 24:51+
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
Mid Night Moment = 24:28+
On 26th, Parana Time = After 10:52
On Parana Day Ashtami got over before Sunrise
On Parana Day Rohini Nakshatra End Time = 10:52
Dahi Handi on 26th, August

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