Krishna Janmashtami 2023: The auspicious festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm every year across India. The festival is observed on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad and is also known as Gokulashtami, Shrikrishna Jayanti, Krishnasthami, and Krishna Janmashtami. The holy festival will be observed this year on September 6 and 7. Lord Krishna, the son of Devaki and Vasudeva, was born on Shri Krishna Janmashtami. Fasting and prayers for a better life are offered to Lord Krishna by his devotees. On the day of this celebration, Lord Krishna the eighth manifestation of Lord Vishnu was born.
The festival is marked by a variety of rituals and festivities, of which fasting is the most prominent. People observe a 24-hour fast on this auspicious day and then break their fast with the bhog cooked for the god at midnight after praying to Lord Krishna. If you’re fasting too, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts that you need to keep in mind. (Also read: Krishna Janmashtami 2023: What is Dahi Handi? All about its significance and how it’s celebrated )