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2012 ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami date for New Delhi, NCT, India

2012 ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami
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New Delhi, India
ISKCON Janmashtami
August 2012
Friday / शुक्रवार
ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami
Lord Krishna JanmashtamiISKCON
Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat

Krishna Janmashtami Puja Muhurat

5239th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna
Krishna Janmashtami on Friday, August 10, 2012
Nishita Puja Time - 12:05 AM to 12:48 AM, Aug 11
Duration - 00 Hours 43 Mins
Parana Time as per ISKCON
Parana Time - after 05:48 AM, Aug 11
Janmashtami without Rohini Nakshatra
On Parana Day Ashtami got over before Sunrise
Mid Night Moment - 12:26 AM, Aug 11
Chandrodaya Moment - 12:04 AM, Aug 11 Krishna Dashami
Astami Tithi Begins - 11:11 AM on Aug 09, 2012
Astami Tithi Ends - 01:41 PM on Aug 10, 2012
Rohini Nakshatra Begins - 09:53 AM on Aug 11, 2012
Rohini Nakshatra Ends - 12:49 PM on Aug 12, 2012
ISKCON Janmashtami in Recent Years

ISKCON Janmashtami in Recent Years

2009 - Friday, 14 August
2010 - Thursday, 2 September
2011 - Monday, 22 August
2012 - Friday, 10 August
2013 - Wednesday, 28 August
2014 - Monday, 18 August
2015 - Saturday, 5 September
2016 - Thursday, 25 August
2017 - Tuesday, 15 August
2018 - Monday, 3 September
2019 - Saturday, 24 August

* ISKCON Janmashtami dates are calculated for New Delhi, India

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2012 ISKCON Krishna Janmashtami

Devotees, who observe fast on Janmashtami, should have the 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 Kaal 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 do not get over before Sunset then fast can be broken during the daytime 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.

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

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