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Janmashtami significance

  • August 03, 2022 | We-Astro | 3 mins read

Introduction

Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami, is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the day of the Krishna Janmashtami. It marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. This is a very important and auspicious day in the Hindu religion.

Celebrations

Janmashtami is the festival of Krishna's birth and is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna paksha in the Hindu calendar. It marks the end of the harvest season and is a very important festival for Hindus. It is celebrated on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar. Janmashtami is also called Vijayadashami, but not all Hindus celebrate this festival.

Timing this year

The date and timing of Janmashtami 2022 are on 20th September, Wednesday. This year's date is Thursday, 20th August 2022 at 1:16 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). Janmashtami 2022 falls on an auspicious time in the Hindu calendar: The moon will be full on the day, which means that there will be no moon for three days. The Sun will rise with full power during this period. It is believed that this affects our health and makes us strong when we have to overcome obstacles in life.

Food to be consumed during the festival

The most important thing about Janmashtami 2022 is food. You should eat only pure vegetarian food or fruit juices on this day but not meat or fish because they contain cholesterol and fat that can lead to an uncanny breach of religious conduct. Sabudana khichdi, Sama Chawal khichdi, Kuttu khichdi or Buckwheat khichdi, Vrat Ke Aloo, Kaddu or Pumpkin, Kuttu ki Poori etc are the potent food you can consume during your fast period. These are quite easy to make and you can definitely go around the day with the help of these dishes. These are known to be quite tasty and easy to make. Probably these are the best things you can do on the day and treat yourself and your family members. There are a few food items you should be careful about on this day and those are tea as you will be fasting throughout the day and drinking tea can lead to vomiting. Then again avoid eating oily food which is extremely unhealthy for the occasion, next comes last but not least, do not eat eggs and meat as it will ruin the significance of the day. You must pay heed to these small details and you are good to go. It is also commendable not to eat garlic and onions during the fast. Janmashtami is the birthday of Krishna.

Tithi of Janmashtami

Janmashtami 2022 time can be between 7:30 pm to 12 midnight on the same day. There are a few important dates for this particular Janmashtami, let us go around it once, Ashtami tithi is to begin on – 18th August, Thursday 2022  at 09:20 pm. Ashtami tithi will end on – 19th August, Friday 2022, at 10.59 pm. Rohini Nakshatra is to begin on – 20th August, Saturday 2022, at  01:53 am. Rohini Nakshatra to end on – 21st August, Sunday 2022 at  04:40 am

Rohini Nakshatra is not falling under the Ashtami tithi which is a rare occurrence. Janmashtami 2022 date and time will be in sync with your local timezone, which means that it corresponds to a different date and time at different times of the year due to daylight saving time (DST).

Significance of the time

Janmashtami is considered an auspicious time to get married or have children (if you are planning to start a family). If you are planning to have children, it would be best if you wait till Janmashtami 2022 or thereafter, so that your child gets born during this auspicious period.

Conclusion

All in all, Janmashtami remains a very prominent and auspicious time of the year, it basically opens the festive season of the year and for its deeper significance in Hinduism, the day must be celebrated with purity and utmost austerity.