Krishna Janmashtami which is also known as Krishnashtami and Gokulashtami is a Hindu Festival celebrated with grand celebrations all over India. Lord Krishna was born on this day referred to as the eight-day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight in Shravan month or Bhadrapada month.
Krishna Janmashtami holds significant importance in Hindu religions and is celebrated with rituals. This festival is celebrated with grand celebrations including Dahi Handi, Dance, Bhajans of Lord Krishna, fasting and decorations of homes and temples.
Dates and Time of Krishna Janmashtami
|Sunrise||6 September, 2023||6:14 AM|
|Sunset||6 September 2023||6:36 PM|
|Nishita Kaal Begins||7 September 2023||12:02 PM|
|Nishita Kaal End||7 September 2023||12:48 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Begins||6 September 2023||3:38 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Ends||7 September 2023||4:14 PM|
|Rohini Nakshatra Begins||6 September 2023||9:20 PM|
|Rohini Nakshatra Ends||7 September 2023||10:25 AM|
|Parana Time||7 September 2023||6:14 AM|
Top 5 Popular Temples To Visit During Krishna Janmashtami
1. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura
Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple is located in Mathura where it is believed Lord Krishna was born. The temple was built by his grandson Vajranabh. In Mathura, among more than 6,000 temples the main celebration is done at this temple.
The temple is decorated before 10 days of Janmashtami with lighting and pandals. Spiritual events, bhajans and Raasleelas are organised during the festival.
A large number of come across the world to see Krishna Janmashtami and to attend Puja in Mathura.
2. Dwarkadhish Temple, Gujarat
Dwarkadish Temple where Lord Krishna is worshipped. “Krishna – King of Dwarka” stayed for many years and is also considered a char Dham along with Jagannath Puri Temple in Gujarat. The temple has excellent architecture with 2 special gates.
Many devotees visit Dwarkadish Temple during Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate and see temple decorations, attend special prayers, Bhajans, Dwarka Darshan Yatra and much more.
Visiting the Dwarkadhish Temple is considered an important spiritual journey for Krishna devotees, especially on the occasion of Krishna Janma.
3. Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
Vrindavan where Krishnaji spent his childhood and teenage. Here, Lord Krishna performed Raasleela with Gopis. Prem Mandir known as Temple of God’s Love dedicated to Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. The most beautiful temple is located in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.
Janmashtami is celebrated with Raasleela and cultural events by artists with great joy and happiness.
4. Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple is one of the famous temples of Vrindavan where Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha are deities is there in one form. The idol is covered with curtains every 2 to 3 minutes because by looking continuously in the eyes of the idol, you might lose self-consciousness.
It is a must-visit temple during Krishna Janmashtami and you must attend Mangala Aarti which is conducted once during the year on Janmashtami.
It is believed that the person who attends this Aarti doesn’t have any financial problems.
5. Jagannath Puri Temple, Odisha
One of the Char Dhams of Lord Vishnus Avtar Lord Krishna. A popular pilgrimage site located in Puri, Odisha named Jagannath Puri Temple. The temple is full of mysteries and it is believed that inside the deity there is a heart of Lord Krishna and has story behind it.
Besides Rath Yatra, Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated with various rituals. The special prasad “Deula Bhoga” and many other items like milk and butter are offered to the Jagannath Ji. Krishna Ji is dressed in a yellow dress with garlands.
You can also visit these temples during Janmashtami.
Udupi Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi
Udupi Shri Krishna Temple is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Davaita. The temple is also known as Udupi Anantheshwara Temple located in Udupi, Karnataka. Prayers and the process of worshipping are done through the silver-platted window with nine holes called Navagraha Kitika which makes the temple unique.
Janmashtami is one of the important festivals celebrated at this temple and a large number of devotees visit during this time. The temple timings of Udupi Sri Krishna Matha are from 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
ISKCON Temple, Bangalore
ISKCON Temple of Bangalore is one of the popular ISKCON Temple of India where Lord Krishna and Goddess Radhaji are worshipped. Along with them Krishna-Balrama, Nitai Gauranga and Venkateswara are worshipped.
One of the main festivals celebrated at Bangalore ISKCON Temple is Janmashtami – the birth of Lord Krishna. Festival preparation begins one month before the festival with great joy and enthusiasm. The temple is decorated with flowers and many rituals are done for Krishnaji, cultural programs, special sevas and much more.
Janmashtami is celebrated all over India with a grand celebration. A large number of devotees visit Krishna Temple on this and perform several rituals on this day. Visit, these temples during Janmashtami and if you have visited before then share your experience with us.