Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date, Time & Significance – Times of India

Janmashtami date varies every year according to Hindu Panchang. This year, Krishna Janmashtami 2020 will be observed on Tuesday, 11 August. Krishna Janmashtami, also called as Gokulashtami, Shrikrishna Jayanti or just Janmashtami, is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. As per Hindu calendar, this year, 5247th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna will be celebrated.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date & Time
Most of the time, there are two consecutive dates of Krishna Janmashtami mentioned in the Hindu panchang. The first date is for Smarta Sampradaya and the second one is for Vaishanava Sampradaya.

  • Krishna Janmashtami on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Nishita Puja Time – 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, Aug 12
  • Duration – 00 Hours 43 Mins
  • Dahi Handi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Krishna Janmashtami fasting rules
Lord Krishna devotees keep fast on the day of Krishna Janmashtami. As per Janmashtami fasting rules, one should have only a single meal a before Janmashtami. On fasting day, devotees keep day-long fast and break it on the next day. No grains should be consumed during Janmashtami fasting.

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