The Joyous Celebration of Janmashtami 2023

Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Janmashtami, is a sacred Hindu festival that rejoices in the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This auspicious occasion falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. In 2023, Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 6.

This year, something truly special is happening. Both Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra will align perfectly. Ashtami Tithi begins at 03:37 pm on September 6 and concludes at 4:14 pm on September 7. Simultaneously, Rohini Nakshatra is scheduled to commence at 9:20 AM on September 6 and will conclude at 10:25 AM on September 7. This celestial alignment means that both Ashtami and Rohini Nakshatra will converge at midnight on September 6. Consequently, Krishna Janmashtami will be observed on September 6, as Lord Krishna himself was born under the Rohini Nakshatra.

For those looking forward to the thrilling Dahi Handi festivities, mark your calendars for September 7.

“Krishna Janmashtami, the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth, holds immense spiritual and cultural significance for millions of devotees.”

Janmashtami 2023 Puja Muhurat

For devotees seeking to perform puja and observe the rituals, it’s essential to know the auspicious timings. Here are the key timings for Janmashtami 2023:

Ashtami Tithi: 03:37 pm on September 6 till 4:14 pm on September 7.
Rohini Nakshatra: 9:20 am on September 6 till 10.25 am on September 7.
Convergence of Ashtami and Rohini Nakshatra: At midnight on September 6.
Nishita Puja: 11:57 PM to 12:42 AM on September 7.
Parana Time: 4:14 PM on September 7.

Krishna Janmashtami Fasting

Fasting is an integral part of Janmashtami celebrations. Devotees observe a strict fast from sunrise to midnight, symbolizing the time believed to be the birth moment of Lord Krishna. This fast typically extends for 24 hours and concludes with the joyous midnight celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth.

Janmashtami fasting is not merely a ritual; it is a spiritual journey that allows devotees to connect with the divine and seek blessings for themselves and their loved ones.

As you prepare to celebrate Janmashtami 2023, immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere, participate in the rituals, and experience the spiritual significance of Lord Krishna’s divine birth.


Janmashtami, the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth, holds immense spiritual and cultural significance for millions of devotees. The alignment of Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra on September 6, 2023, makes this year’s celebration even more special. Devotees are urged to observe the fasting rituals and participate in the festivities to experience the divine presence of Lord Krishna.

May Janmashtami 2023 bring joy, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment to all!

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