Krishna Janmashtami / Gokulashtami /Janmashtami 2016When is Janmashtami
In the year 2016, Krishna Janmashtami is on Wednesday, 24 August , 2016 ( For Smarth Sampradaay) and on Thursday, 25 August, 2016 ( For Vaishanav Sampradaay)
Important things about Krishna Ianmashtami -
Janmashtami is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu mythology , Lord Krishna is the powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The main objective of this incarnation was to end the rule of demons. Janmashtami is celebrated all over India with enthusiasm.
The devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast on this day. It is believed that when Lord Krishna was born , the Tithi was Krishna Paksh Ashtami , the month was Bhadrapad , the day was Wednesday , the Nakshatra was Rohini, the time was mid night and the moon was in the Vrishabh Rashi.
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