When is Krishna Janmashtami 2023?

Krishna Janmashtami 2023 is on Wednesday 6th Sep, 2023 (06/09/2023) in 876 days

What is Krishna Janmashtami?

Krishna Janmashtami

The Krishna Janmashtami festival celebrates the birth of Krishna who is the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. It is also known as Janmashtami Puja, Jayanthi Sree, Janmaashtami, Gokulaashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti or Krishnaashtami.

The festival starts by fasting on the previous day (Saptami), followed by a nightlong celebration of the birth of Krishna, and his removal by his father to a foster-home to ensure his own safety. At midnight, the idol of the infant Krishna is bathed and placed in a cradle. In the early morning, women draw little children feet patterns outside the house with a dough made of flour and rice to symbolize and mark the entrance of the Krishna child into his foster home.

After worship, morning prayers and ablutions, devotees break their fast with Prasadam, which was offered to the Lord.

Dates for Krishna Janmashtami from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Krishna Janmashtami is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Krishna Janmashtami 2024MondayAug 26th in 1231 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2023WednesdaySep 6th in 876 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2022ThursdayAug 18th in 492 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2021MondayAug 30th in 139 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2020TuesdayAug 11th 244 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2019SaturdayAug 24th 597 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2018SundaySep 2nd 953 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2017MondayAug 14th 1337 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2016ThursdayAug 25th 1691 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2015SaturdaySep 5th 2046 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateSep 6, 2023
When? Starts in 876 days
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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