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Janmashtami 2022 Live Celebrations: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde takes part in Dahi Handi celebrations

Janmashtami 2022 Live: This year, the celebrations for the auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami kickstarted on August 18 and will continue till August 19. As the country gears up for Dahi Handi celebrations today, see all the live updates here.
Janmashtami 2022 Live Celebrations: Maha CM takes part in Dahi Handi celebration
Janmashtami 2022 Live Celebrations: Maha CM takes part in Dahi Handi celebration

Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Live: The Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami is being celebrated with much pomp across the country. The festival is also known as Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami or Srijayanti, and marks the birth of Lord Krishna - the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shraavana of Bhadrapad. The largest celebration of this festival takes place in Mathura and Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna was born and spent his growing up years. This year, Janmashtami celebrations began on August 18 and will continue until the next day. Dahi Handi, an important ritual, is being marked a day after Janmashtami on Friday, August 19, 2022. ...Read More

According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna, the son of Devaki and Vasudeva, was born in Mathura at midnight on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Bhadrapada month (August–September). He was born to destroy Mathura's demon king, Kansa, Lord Krishna's mother, Devaki's brother. Following his birth, Vasudeva - who was imprisoned in a dungeon with Devaki - carried Lord Krishna in a basket across the Yamuna river all the way to Gokul, where he was raised by foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. On Janmashtami, devotees observe fasts, wear new clothes, and pray to the idols of Bal Krishna, dress them up in new clothes and place them in a cradle. 

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Aug 19, 2022 9:05 PM IST

Inside Janmashtami celebrations in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Janmashtami is being celebrated all over the country in full swing. In a video shared by the official Twitter handle of ANI, a temple in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu can be seen celebrating Janmashtami with puja offerings to lord Krishna. Devotees can be seen thronging the temple in queues and bhajans being sung while the Janmashtami puja commences.

Aug 19, 2022 8:32 PM IST

Shilaps Shetty's Janmashtami wish features a cute Krishna and a super sweet Radha

Shilpa Shetty’s Janmashtami wish for her fans came gift-wrapped in a super sweet Instagram reel featuring son Viaan and daughter Samisha. In the video, the siblings can be seen dressed as lord Krishna and Radha. In the video, little Viaan can be seen perched up on one person and breaking the clay pot – a common ritual during Janmashtami, known as Dahi Handi. “Haathi Ghoda Paalki. Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki. Gokulashtami ki shubhkaamnayein, aapko aur aapke poore parivar ko,” read Shilpa’s Janmashtami wish.

Aug 19, 2022 7:33 PM IST

Make lord Krishna's favourite food at home, this Janmashtami. Recipe inside

What is a better way to celebrate lord Krishna's birth anniversary than relishing on home-made makhan - the lord's favourite dish - with friends and family? Super easy to make at home, white butter needs only milk and water to be whipped up into a delicious dish. Know about about white butter's recipe here.

Aug 19, 2022 7:21 PM IST

Devotees celebrate Janmashtami, from Mathura to Kolkata

Janmashtami is the celebration of lord Krishna's birth anniversary. From Mathura to Kolkata to Hyderabad, devotees have been gathering in large crowds in various temples of the country to celebrate the auspicious day. Devotees celebrate the day by decking up in new clothes and enacting dance drama based on lord Krishna's life. They also sing bhajans in praise of lord Krishna.

Aug 19, 2022 6:54 PM IST

Huge crowd throngs Surat to watch Dahi Handi celebrations

Dahi Handi celebrations are one of the main attractions of Janmashtami. Every year, Dahi Handi celebrations take place with a whole lot of grandeur and pomp all over the country. This year, Surat, Gujarat witnessed huge crowd on account of Dahi Handi celebrations. A short clip of the celebrations and the human pyramid reaching the clay pot and breaking it was shared by the official Twitter profile of ANI. Watch the video here.

Aug 19, 2022 6:21 PM IST

Hrithik Roshan's Janmashtami wish came gift-wrapped like this…

Hrithik Roshan wished his fans on Twitter with a small animation clip of lord Krishna playing the flute with the background score from his 2006 film Krrish, while sitting amidst clay pots filled with makhan, curd and other milk-based food items. With the clip, he wrote a heartfelt wish for his fans in Hindi, which loosely translates to - “Many wishes of Shri Krishna Janmashtami.” On this auspicious day, several celebrities have taken to their social media profiles to extend their greetings to their Instagram and Twitter families.

Aug 19, 2022 5:36 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde takes part in Dahi Handi celebrations

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde takes part in Dahi Handi celebrations in Ghatkopar, Mumbai on the occasion of Janmashtami. Shinde on Thursday had announced that Dahi Handi would be considered as an official sport in Maharashtra and Pro Dahi Handi competitions will be introduced in the state.

Aug 19, 2022 5:02 PM IST

Shraddha Kapoor graces Dahi Handi festival in Thane

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor looks lovely in orange as she waves at and interacts with her fans during Dahi Handi festival held in Thane in the presence of Mumbai’s Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Aug 19, 2022 4:38 PM IST

Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON Bangalore to begin in few hours

Lord Krishna devotees can witness Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON Bangalore at 9pm onwards. Few hours to go.

 

Aug 19, 2022 4:24 PM IST

Why is Janmashtami falling on two dates this year?

Krishna Janmashtami is marked on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad in India. This year, the Ashtami Tithi began at 9:21 pm on August 18 and will end at 10:59 pm on August 19, 2022. This is why Janmashtami is being celebrated on both days. Additionally, according to the Vedic Panchang, Krishna Janmashtami falls on two consecutive days.

Aug 19, 2022 3:46 PM IST

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai visits Lord Balaji temple on Janmashtami

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the Lord Balaji temple in Tirumala Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh on Friday with former chief minister BS Yediyurappa on the occasion of Janmashtami. He also took to Twitter and wrote, "Had darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara in Tirumala today on the holy day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami along with former Chief Minister and Member of Central Parliamentary Board @BJP4India @BSYBJP Revenue Minister @RAshokaBJP, BDA President @SRVishwanathBJP and others were present on the occasion."

Aug 19, 2022 3:37 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis attends the Ghatkopar Dahi Handi celebrations

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis attended the Dahi Handi celebrations in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on the occasion of Janmashtami today, August 19. The pictures were posted by the Twitter handle of ANI. Like Thane, the Dahi Handi rituals in Ghatkopar are also considered to be equally famous. Thousands throng Thane during Janmashtami to celebrate with songs and dance, as Govindas form human pyramid to reach the clay pot filled with butter, curd and other milk-based food items.

Aug 19, 2022 3:24 PM IST

Rules to keep in mind if you are fasting

There are a few rules that one should keep in mind while fasting on Janmashtami. First, the devotees should wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear new clothes. One should also donate food and clothes as it's believed to bring positivity and prosperity and never hurt animals. Additionally, consuming satvik bhojan without garlic and onion, avoiding drinking tea or coffee or alcohol, and removing non-vegetarian food from the diet are also advised. Read details here

Aug 19, 2022 2:59 PM IST

Sadhguru extends wishes on Janmashtami

On the occasion of Janmashtami, Sadhguru took to Twitter to wish his followers and explained what it means to be ‘touched by the consciousness that we refer to as Krishna’. Sandhguru tweeted, “If we want to be touched by the consciousness that we refer to as Krishna, we need Leela, the path of the playful. Without playfulness, you shall not know what it means to be conscious. #Sadhguru Quotes #Janmashtami."

Aug 19, 2022 2:50 PM IST

Super easy Besan ki Barfi recipe to sweeten up your Janmashtami celebrations

The Krishna Janmashtami celebrations also involve enjoying delicacies, especially mouth-watering sweets. However, some of us don't have the time to whip up dishes that involve lengthy recipes. So, here is a simple and fun Besan ki Barfi recipe to sweeten up your Janmashtami celebrations by Chef Kunal Kapur. You will only need a few ingredients like Besan, Ghee, Turmeric, Cardamom powder, Sugar, and chopped Pista. Read the instructions here.

Aug 19, 2022 2:37 PM IST

Shraddha Kapoor arrives in Thane to attend Dahi Handi celebrations

Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor arrived in Thane to attend the Dahi Handi celebrations today, August 19. A paparazzi page shared Shraddha's video on Instagram. The Dahi Handi celebrations in Thane are regarded as one of the most spectacular Dahi Handi festivities in Mumbai city. The ritual is celebrated here with zest and devotion during the Janmashtami festivities. Moreover, there is fitting music to liven up the celebrations.

Aug 19, 2022 2:27 PM IST

UK PM candidate Rishi Sunak, wife Akshata visit ISKCON temple

British prime ministerial hopeful Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, visited a temple on the occasion of Janmashtami. “Today I visited the Bhaktivedanta Manor temple with my wife Akshata to celebrate Janmashtami, in advance of the popular Hindu festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s birthday,” Sunak said in a tweet. 

Aug 19, 2022 2:19 PM IST

How different parts of the country are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami 

Devotees of Lord Krishna across the country marked Janmashtami by visiting prominent temples of the deity and seeking his blessings. In Hyderabad, devotees paid a visit to the ISKCON temple, many people participated in a Krishna Janmashtami procession in Kozhikode. Pictures of Kashmiri Pandits celebrating Janmashtami at Ganpatyar temple in Srinagar also went viral on social media.

Aug 19, 2022 2:15 PM IST

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis visits ISKCON temple

The British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis paid a visit to the ISKCON temple and offered prayers on the occasion of Janamashtami today. He told ANI, "I am honoured to visit the ISKCON temple on this auspicious day. I wish everyone on Janamashtami. UK and India have an excellent relationship."

Aug 19, 2022 1:55 PM IST

Devotees visit Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura

Devotees of Lord Krishna thronged the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami today, August 19. Pictures from the temple were shared by ANI on Twitter. 

Aug 19, 2022 1:33 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi greets people on Janmashtami 

Rahul Gandhi wished citizens of the country on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. He tweeted, "Happy Janmashtami to all the countrymen, I wish that the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna remain on everyone."

Aug 19, 2022 1:17 PM IST

When and how to open Janmashtami fast

Lord Krishna's devotees are observing a fast on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami today, August 19. If you are keeping a vrat, then you should break the fast on August 20 at an auspicious time - after the completion of Ashtami Tithi. Some people also end the fast by worshipping Bal Gopal at night. You can follow either tradition.

Fasting time - August 19, after 10:59 pm

Vrat Parana Time - After 05:45 am on August 20

Aug 19, 2022 1:16 PM IST

Places which celebrate Janmashtami and Dahi Handi with great grandeur

Janmashtami and Dahi Handi celebrations take place all over the country with a lot of grandeur and pomp. Here's a list of temples and cities, including the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, Shri Krishna Temple in Udupi and Guruvayur Temple in Kerala, where you can watch and experience the festivities on a grand scale. 

Aug 19, 2022 12:42 PM IST

Kajal Aggarwal drops pic with her son to mark Krishna Janmashtami

Kajal Aggarwal marked the auspicious festival of Janmashtami by dropping a picture with her four-month-old son, Neil Kitchlu. Kajal wrote, "Happy 4 months to the love of my life #NeilKitchlu and happy Krishna Janmashtami to all ! #krishnajanmashtami #happybirthdaysrikrishna."

Aug 19, 2022 12:23 PM IST

Celebrities celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2022

Bollywood celebrities are extending best wishes to their fans on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and Shilpa Shetty, here's what stars have posted on social media

Aug 19, 2022 12:11 PM IST

Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON temple in Kolkata

Devotees gathered at the ISKCON temple in Kolkata to celebrate the auspicious festival of Janmashtami with full fervour. check out the video here

Aug 19, 2022 12:03 PM IST

Prepare Lord Krishna's bhog with these 5 prasad recipes

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, prepare Lord Krishna's bhog with specially curated recipes by popular chef Pankaj Bhadouria, documented in this article. From Makhan Mishri to Panchamrita and Meva Kheer, find some delectable recipes inside. 

Aug 19, 2022 11:47 AM IST

Janmashtami celebrations begin at Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka

The Krishna Janamashtami celebrations are taking place in full swing at the Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka, Gujarat. 

Aug 19, 2022 11:43 AM IST

Why do we fast on Janmashtami?

Devotees around the world observe a fast on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. Fasting is considered auspicious on this day and devotees are known to fast for 24 hours. They break it by consuming the bhog prepared for Lord Krishna. The fast is broken at midnight as it is believed that Lord Krishna was born during the midnight hour. 

Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

How to celebrate Janmashtami at home?

On the day of Janmashtami, a bal Krishna idol is set up in a cradle and worshipped. Butter and sugar are offered as prasad to Lord Krishna. Devotees also observe a daylong fast that is only broken with prasad after the puja. People also perform aarti, kirtan, and bhajan, children sing Lord Krishna songs and people perform to Dahi-Handi, especially in Maharashtra. Additionally, Lord Krishna is offered 56 different varieties of bhog prasad in all Krishna temples. Read more here. 

Aug 19, 2022 11:04 AM IST

How is Krishna Janmashtami celebrated in India?

This year, Krishna Janmashtami celebrations began on August 18 and are continuing today, August 19. The festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. On this day, devotees visit Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu's temple, observe fast, decorate their homes and places of worship, make sweet dishes with milk products, participate in Dahi Handi rituals, and so much more. Know more about this festival here

Aug 19, 2022 10:48 AM IST

In Pictures: Dahi Handi wishes to share on Krishna Janmashtami

Make your Dahi Handi celebrations with loved ones even more special with these greetings, messages, and images. You can send these on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. Click here.

Aug 19, 2022 10:40 AM IST

Janmashtami 2022: Is today a public holiday and will banks remain open?

This year, Krishna Janmashtami celebrations began on August 18 and will continue today, August 19. Although the Hindu festival is not a gazetted holiday, it is a public holiday for schools, colleges, and businesses on either 18 or 19 in Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Know more details here.

Aug 19, 2022 10:31 AM IST

Shobha Yatra organised in Jammu & Kashmir

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami on August 18, a Shobha Yatra took place in Udhampur. Thousands of people joined the grand procession with kids dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha.

Aug 19, 2022 10:18 AM IST

Dahi Handi 2022: Girls participate in Dahi Handi competition in Mumbai

A video of a group of girls participating in the Dahi Handi competition in the Dadar Nakshatra Lane, Mumbai, was shared by ANI. Dahi Handi is marked during the auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami. The festival is set to be celebrated with pomp in Maharashtra after two-year pandemic-induced break. 

Aug 19, 2022 10:10 AM IST

Dahi Handi 2022: How India is celebrating the grand Janmashtami ritual

India is marking the grand celebrations of the Dahi Handi festival, also known as Gopalakala or Utlotsavam, today, August 19. The ritual is part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival and involves a group of Govindas who dress up in colourful attires to make human pyramids and reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk suspended mid-air to break it. See how India is celebrating this festival here.

Aug 19, 2022 10:02 AM IST

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar says Lord Krishna is the epitome of divine love

Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar, marked the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami by tweeting his wish for fellow countrymen. He tweeted, "Warm greetings on Janmashtami. Shri Krishna is the epitome of divine love, supreme beauty and eternal happiness. His timeless teachings in the Bhagavad Gita have been a great source of inspiration for humanity. May this #Janmashtami bring peace, harmony and happiness in our lives."

Aug 19, 2022 9:52 AM IST

Janmashtami 2022: Send these wishes, greetings, messages to your loved ones

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations have begun all across the country. Find best wishes, messages, greetings and images to share with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media platforms here

Aug 19, 2022 9:40 AM IST

PM Modi sends wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami today. "Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this festival of devotion and gaiety bring happiness, prosperity and good fortune in everyone's life. Long live Shri Krishna," PM Modi tweeted. 

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