When is Krishna Janmashtami 2024?

Krishna Janmashtami 2024 is on Monday 26th Aug, 2024 (26/08/2024) in 1920 days

What is Krishna Janmashtami?

Krishna Janmashtami

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

The festival commences by fasting on the previous day (Saptami). It is followed by a night-long celebration of the birth of Krishna. Lastly, his removal by his father to a foster-home for safe-keeping. The idol of the infant Krishna is bathed and placed in a cradle at midnight. Ladies make the patterns of feet of little children outside the house with rice-flour paste to symbolize and signify the entry of the infant Krishna into his foster-home in the early morning.

The devout break their fast with Prasadam, food that has first been offered to the lord after the worship, morning prayers and ablutions.

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 1920 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2023WednesdaySep 6th in 1565 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2022ThursdayAug 18th in 1181 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2021MondayAug 30th in 828 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2020TuesdayAug 11th in 444 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2019SaturdayAug 24th in 91 days
Krishna Janmashtami 2018SundaySep 2nd 264 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2017MondayAug 14th 648 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2016ThursdayAug 25th 1002 days ago
Krishna Janmashtami 2015SaturdaySep 5th 1357 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateAug 26, 2024
When? Starts in 1920 days
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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