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When is Krishna Janmashtami


Janamasthami is on Aug 25, 2016.

Other names of Krishna Janmashtami

Janamsthami is known as
Krishna Janamsthami
Janamasthami
Krishna Jana
Gokulashtami

DOB of Krishna born

Based on scriptural and astrological calculations, Lord Krishna's birth, known as Janamasthami, is 18 July 3228 BCE. As per details Lord Krishna lived upto 18 February 3102 BCE.

Name of Krisna's parents

Krishna mother was Princess Devki and father was Vasudeva. Krishna was 8th son born of his parents.

Story of Kans Mama

Mathura (In Uttar Pradesh State of India) was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. King Kansa, Devaki's brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Kansa was scared of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki's eighth son. Due to this Kansa impresioned Devki and Vasudev. After Kansa killed the first six children, and Devaki's apparent miscarriage of the seventh (which was actually a secret transfer of the infant to Rohini as Balarama), Krishna was born.

Krishna Janamshtami Festival

Janmashtami is hindu festival. It is celebrated as Lord Krishna Birthday.
There are other names for this fesival e.g. Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur.
While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav, which celebrates the occasion when Nanda Baba distributed gifts to the community in honour of the birth.


Janamasthami is celebrated all over India but Places in Uttar Pradesh that are associated with Krishna's childhood celebrate in special way. People go to Mathura, Gokul and Vrindavan from all over India.
People in the city of Dwarka in Gujarat – where Krishna is believed to have established his Kingdom – celebrate the festival by visiting the Dwarkadhish temple. In Jammu, kite flying is an important part of the celebration on his day.