Janmashtami 2021 Date & Time: Janmashtami Shubh Muhurat, puja time, puja samagri list, how to do puja and more

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami, the day of the appearance or birth of Lord Krishna on Earth, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. Janmashtami 2021 date is 30 August. If you want to know about Janmashtami puja rituals, janmashtami puja vidhi in english, janmashtami ki puja samagri, janmashtami puja kab hai 2021, krishna janmashtami puja samagri, janmashtami puja vidhi at home in hindi, janmashtami puja vidhi in hindi or , krishna janmashtami ki puja vidhi, then we have got it covered for you.


Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Puja Muhurat – Janmashtami 2021 ka shubh muhurat kab hai

Janmashtami muhurat 2021

Nishita Puja Time  – 1:54 PM to 12:40 AM, 31 August
Parana Time  – after 09:44 AM on  31 August
Rohini Nakshatra End Time– 09:44 AM 31 August
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 11:25 PM on 29 Aug 29
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 01:59 AM on 31 August

The above Janmashtami puja times may differ from city to city.

Janmashtami muhurat 2021 prana time

Prana means ‘breaking or opening the fast’ : Parana Time – after 09:44 AM on 31 August as Rohini Nakshatra is ending at 09:44 am on 31 August and the Ashtami is getting over before Sunrise. However, prana can also be done after 06:02 AM on 31 August after dev puja and/visarjan.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami Puja Samagri list

Shri Krishna related items of janmashtami puja samagri list

Jhoola (cradle/swing) for Laddu Gopal (baby Krishna)
Flowers and other decorations for the jhoola
Baby Krishna metal idol
New dress, ornaments and flute for the krishna idol

Other janmashtami puja samagri list items
Roli (red kumkum)
Rice (akshat)
Dhoop or agarbatti (incense sticks)
Paan leaves and Supari (betel leaves & areca nut)
Tulsi leaves (leaves of holy basil)
Kapur (camphor)
Gangajal (water from the holy river Ganges)
Kalash (metal or earthen pot) filled with water
Coconut with husk (brown coconut)
Diya (lighting lamp) for puja/aarti

Janmashtami puja samagri list for krishna bhog
Makhan (Unsalted white butter)
Mishri (crystallized sugar lumps)
Any Fruit
Although Shri Krishna is generally offered 56 items in the bhog, but you can offer as many as you can easily prepare or get.

So while there may be a long janmashtami ki puja samagri list, you may do as much as you can and whatever is feasible in your capacity because what matters most for Krishna is devotion and dedication with pure heart and love.

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What to eat in Janmashtami fast?

You can eat fruits in the Janmashtami fast and no grains are to be consumed until the prana time. The rest of the Janmashtami fast rules are similar to Ekadashi fast rules.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2021 story – story of shri krishna birth – krishna janam story – krishna story for janmashtami

Krishna is considered to be one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Born in Mathura, the objective of his incarnation was to free the Earth from evil. He killed his mama Kans (paternal uncle) who had kept his parents in captivity since their marriage as there was a prophecy that their eighth son will kill him. Krishna played a very important part during Mahabharata where he becomes “Saarthi” of Arjuna, guiding him about the Dharma (religion). His teachings to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra have been written in “Bhagavad Gita”.

Do read: Dashavatars of Vishnu – Rama and Krishna Avatars of Lord Vishnu 

Krishna Janmashtami 2021: Janmashtami puja rituals

Devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast on the Janmashtami, which is generally opened the next day. They take only “phallahaar” – eating only fruits for food.

Preparations for Janmashtami start a few days before the Janmashtami. Krishna temples are decorated with hangings, flowers, decorative items, and balloons. On Janmashtami, Krishna Abhishekam is done with milk, curd, ghee, honey, and water.

Must read: 10 Unknown Facts about Lord Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami prasad – Janmashtami puja food – what to offer to Shri Krishna on Janmashtami

Lord Krishna is offered a new colorful dress, pearls, and jewelry. A jhula (swing) is prepared in temples, which is beautifully decorated with flowers, hangings, and various other items. An idol of Baby Krishna lovingly called “Laddu Gopal” is kept in it and devotees swing it lightly to show their love to the newborn Krishna. Devotees also dress up their little children as Krishna.

Janmashtami Chhappan Bhog

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A special meal of “Chappan Bhog”, containing 56 items of food, is offered to Lord Krishna on this day. The meal includes fruit chaat, dry fruits, chapati or Poori, rice preparations, Laddoo, vegetables, pickles or chutney, Makhan mishri, kheer, malpua, mohanbhog, curd or raita, khichadi, etc. After offering the food to Lord Krisha, it’s distributed among devotees as Prasad.

Janmashtami 2021: Some famous Sri Krishna Temples in India 

  • ISKCON temples
  • Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan
  • Dwarkadish Temple, Dwaraka
  • Krishna Balaram Mandir, Vrindavan
  • Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi
  • Guruvayur Temple, Kerala
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jaipur
  • Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu
  • Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha
  • Prem Mandir Vrindavan
  • Shri Nathji Temple, Nathdwara, Rajasthan

May Lord Krishna bless us all.!

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