Krishna Janmashtami is a major Hindu festival celebrated on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. While devotees mark this day with a lot of fanfare, this year they have been left confused about the date of the festival – people are unsure if it’s on September 6 or 7.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born in the Rohini Nakshatra on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada. This year, as per Drik Panchang, Rohini Nakshatra for Janmashtami will start from 9.20 a.m. on September 6 and continue till 10.25 a.m. on September 7. Meanwhile, Ashtami Tithi will begin at 3.37 pm on September 6 and end at 4.14 pm on September 7. This is the reason why Janmashtami can be celebrated both on September 6 and 7.
Janmashtami 2023: Shubh Muhurat
Nishita Puja Time – 11.57 pm to 12.42 am, September 7
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 3.37 pm on September 6, 2023
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 4.14 pm, on September 7, 2023