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When is Krishna Janmashtami in 2018? Celebration Date Day

When is Krishna Janmashtami in 2018. Know about when is Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Celebration Date and Day. Find out Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Essay and Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Songs.

Krishna Janmashtami 2018 is on Sunday , 2 September 2018. (2/9/2018).

Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Celebration

Hindus celebrate Krishna Janmashtami by fasting, singing, praying together, preparing and sharing special food, night vigils and visiting Krishna or Vishnu temples. Major Krishna temples organize recitation of Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita.

When is Krishna Janmashtami in 2018? Celebration Date Day
When is Krishna Janmashtami in 2018? Celebration Date Day

Many communities organize dance-drama events called Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila. The tradition of Rasa Lila is particularly popular in Mathura region, in northeastern states of India such as Manipur and Assam, and in parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is acted out by numerous teams of amateur artists, cheered on by their local communities, and these drama-dance plays begin a few days before each Janmashtami.

After ablutions, morning prayers and worship, the devout break their fast with Prasadam. Food has first been offered to the lord.

When Is It Observed?

Like other Hindu holy days and celebrations, Janmashtami’s date is determined by the lunisolar cycle, rather than the Gregorian calendar used in the West. The holiday occurs on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadra or Bhadrapada, which typically falls between August and September. Bhadrapada is the sixth month in the 12-month Hindu calendar. Based on the lunisolar cycle, each month begins on the day of the full moon.

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