2016 Krishna Janmashtami date for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

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2016 Krishna Janmashtami Puja Timings for Ujjain, India

Krishna Janmashtami

August 2016
Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat

5243th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna
Nishita Puja Time = 24:06+ to 24:51+
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
Mid Night Moment = 24:28+
On 26th, Parana Time = After 10:52
On Parana Day Ashtami got over before Sunrise
On Parana Day Rohini Nakshatra End Time = 10:52
Dahi Handi on 26th, August
Ashtami Tithi Begins = 22:17 on 24/Aug/2016
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 20:07 on 25/Aug/2016
Note - 24-hour clock with local time of Ujjain & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2016 Krishna Janmashtami

Devotees, who observe fast on Janmashtami, should have only single meal a day before Janmashtami. On fasting day, devotees take Sankalpa to observe a day long fast and to break it on the next day when both Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are over. Some devotees break the fast when either Rohini Nakshatra or Ashtami Tithi is over. Sankalpa is taken after finishing morning rituals and the day long fasting begins with Sankalpa.

The time to perform Krishna Puja is during Nishita Kala which is the midnight as per Vedic time-keeping. Devotees perform detailed ritualistic Puja during midnight and it involves all sixteen steps which are part of Shodashopachara (षोडशोपचार) Puja Vidhi. Please check Krishna Janmashtami Puja Vidhi which lists all Puja steps for Janmashtami along with Vedic Mantra to perform the Puja.

Fasting Rules on Krishna Janmashtami

No grains should be consumed during Janmashtami fasting until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise. All rules followed during Ekadashi fasting should be followed during Janmashtami fasting also.

Parana which means breaking the fast should be done at an appropriate time. For Krishna Janmashtami fasting, Parana is done on next day after Sunrise when Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra are over. If Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra don't get over before Sunset then fast can be broken during day time when either Ashtami Tithi or Rohini Nakshatra is over. When neither Ashtami Tithi nor Rohini Nakshatra is over before Sunset or even Hindu Midnight (also known as Nishita Time) one should wait to get them over before breaking the fast.

Depending on end timing of Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra fasting on Krishna Janmashtami might continue for two complete days. Devotees who are not able to follow two days fasting might break the fast on next day after Sunrise. It has been suggested by Hindu religious text Dharmasindhu.

Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi.

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