Know the details about the ISKCON Janmashtami 2023 Date Telugu Calendar Pooja Timings, Janmashtami 2023 ISKCON Celebrations Locations
ISKCON Janmashtami 2023: Date, Pooja Timings, and Things to Know
As one of the most significant festivals in the Hindu calendar, Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Celebrated with immense devotion and fervor by millions around the world, this festival holds a special place within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). In 2023, ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami is set to be observed on Wednesday, September 6th, and Thursday, September 7th.
ISKCON Janmashtami 2023 Date Telugu Calendar Pooja Timings
The exact Pooja timings are usually dependent on local astrological calculations. However, it is traditionally believed that Lord Krishna was born at midnight. Therefore, the main rituals and prayers are often performed at midnight. The Rohini Nakshatra for Janmashtami in 2023 will begin at 9:20 am on September 6 and last until 10:25 am on September 7. Detailed Pooja timings for specific locations would be released closer to the date.
During Janmashtami, devotees fast and sing devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna. Temples are beautifully decorated, and the idol of infant Krishna is bathed and placed in a cradle. The devotees break their fast at midnight after the birth of Lord Krishna is announced.
In ISKCON temples, grand celebrations are held with kirtans (devotional songs), dances, and theatrical performances depicting the life and teachings of Lord Krishna. The festival concludes with the distribution of ‘prasadam’, sanctified food offered to Lord Krishna.
Things to Know:
- Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who is considered the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu
- The festival falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana or Bhadra (in the Hindu calendar), which corresponds to August or September in the Gregorian calenda
- The fasting rules are strict, with many devotees observing a Nirjal fast (without water)
- The festival is celebrated with different customs and names in various parts of India and by different communities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated?
A: Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu
Q: How is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated in ISKCON temples?
A: Celebrations in ISKCON temples include fasting, singing devotional songs, decorating temples, performing Pooja at midnight, and participating in plays and dances that depict the life of Krishna
Q: When is ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami in 2023?
A: In 2023, ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami is expected to be celebrated on Wednesday, September 6th, and Thursday, September 7th
May you find peace, joy, and spiritual fulfillment on this auspicious occasion. Happy ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami!