New Delhi, Sep 3, News24 Bureau: Janmashtami is celebrated with equal zest and enthusiasm not just in India but across the world. Lord Krishna is considered to be the eigth avatar of Lord Krishna. The devotees make this festival special with bhajans, puja, fasts, dance and midnight prayers. Janmashtami can also be called as the birthday of Lord Shri Krishna. When Lord Krishna was small kid he was famous by the name of Bal Gopal or Laddu Gopal. Devotees worship Ladu Gopal on the day of Krishna Janmashtami. The scores of devotees of Lord Krishna visit temples on Janmashtami to worship the lord.The birth of Lord Krishna will be celebrated as per the tithi timings and aarti will be performed at a given shubh muharat and a puja vidhi will also be performed.On Janmashtami, apart from the puja of Lord Krishna, his biological parents Vasudeva and Devaki, and his foster parents Nand and Yashoda and siblings Lord Balarama and Subhadra are also worshipped. On Janmashtami, Lord Krishna temples are beautifully decorated with various flowers, bhajans and kirtans are sung and everyone celebrates Lord Krishna's birthday in the best way possible. At various functions, young boys dress up as Krishna and girls dress up like Radha. Special prasad is offered to the lord and later distributed among the devotees.Krishna Janmashtami 2018 Puja Muharat & Tithi TimingsNishita Puja Time: 11:58 pm (September 2) to 12:44 am (September 3) (As per the Drikpanchang)Ashtami Tithi Begins: 08:47 pm on (September 2)
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 07:20 pm on (September 3)
Here are the Fasting rules:Those of you who will observe a fast on Janmashtami should not consume grains until parana when the fast is broken on the next day after sunrise. For the Janmashtami fast, parana is done on next day after sunrise when Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra is over. Devotees should make sure that they take a Sankalpa which is a one-day long fast broken only on the next day. Devotees also sing devotional sings, chant ‘Vishnu Sahasranamam’ and indulge in a ritual of placing Krishna’s idol in a cradle.