Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2023

When to celebrate Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2023 | Janmashtami Auspicious Timings

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When is Janmashtami 2023

In 2023, Janmashtami will be celebrated on 6th and 7th September 2023.

How to perform Janmashtami 2023 Puja?

Wake up early and Bathe
Wake up early in the morning on Janmashtami day and take a bath. Wear clean
clothes. Apply a tilak (auspicious mark) on your forehead. Taking a bath uplifts
the mind and cleanses the soul for worship.

Krishna Idol
May this Janmashtami fill everyone with Krishna divine love as they celebrate his eternal dharma message!

Gather all pooja materials
● A murti or idol of Lord Krishna
● A puja thali (plate)
● A set of puja samagri (items used in worship, such as flowers, rice, sandalwood paste, incense sticks, etc.)
● A pot of water
● A lamp
● A bell
Decorate the murti and chant Krishna mantras
Recite Krishna mantras for the chants, which can help peace of mind. The murti
should be beautifully decorated with flowers, clothing, and ornaments.

Offer bhog/ food
Prepare a variety of food items as offerings to Lord Krishna. These include
sweets, fruits, milk, yogurt, and other delicacies. The offerings should be
attractive to please the Lord.

Acham Puja
This is a purification ritual that is performed before the main puja. To perform
the acham puja, take a sip of water and recite the mantra: Om namo bhagavate
vasudevaya. This cleanses the mind and voice for worship.

The Milk Bath
This is a symbolic bath that is given to the Lord Krishna murti. Fill a pot with
milk and bathe the idol with it to perform the milk bath. You can add other ingredients to the milk bath, such as rose water, sandalwood paste, and
camphor. Krishna loves milk and butter so offering milk pleases Lord Krishna.

Post Bath Pooja
Once the murti has been bathed, perform the main puja. This includes offering
prayers, reciting mantras, and offering to the Lord. The puja is performed with
utmost respect, love, and devotion.

Kumkum at Lord Krishna Feet
Apply a tilak of kumkum (red powder) on the feet of the Lord Krishna murti.
Kumkum symbolizes love and blessings.

Leave The Offerings Behind For The Lord
After the puja is complete, leave the offerings for the Lord to enjoy. With utmost humility, fasters then partake in the prasad blessed by God.

Other Things to Keep in Mind

The Janmashtami puja should be performed in a clean and quiet place.
The puja should be performed with a pure and focused mind. It is also considered auspicious  fast on Janmashtami day. Fasting and worship help develop loving devotion to Krishna.

Auspicious Puja timings of Janmashtami 2023

Shri Krishna Idol
Decorate the murti and chant Krishna mantras

The most spiritually opportune moments to offer prayers and rituals to little
Lord Krishna on Janmashtami in 2023 commence @03:37 PM evening of
September 6th. Specifically, scholars note that Lord Krishna is believed to have
appeared at 11:57 p.m. on this auspicious night.

The optimum period for devoted observance of rituals like bathing the infant icon, singing devotional songs, and lighting lamps extends until 04:14 PM on September 7th.

Conclusion-

Janmashtami holds deep religious significance for devotees of Lord Krishna.
The festival is observed with enthusiasm, joy, and solemn prayers to
commemorate the birth of one of the most beloved avatars of Vishnu. Fasting,
rituals, energetic kirtans, and insightful discourses throughout the auspicious
night help strengthen people & spiritual connection with their beloved deity. The
miraculous appearance of little Krishna revives hope and brings illumination to souls yearning for moksha. May this Janmashtami fill everyone with Krishna
prema or divine love as they celebrate his eternal dharma message!

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