Krishna Janmashtami

Happy Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami will be observed by residents of the Hindu faith, beginning this evening and finishing at 10:59pm on Friday 19 August.

The Hindu festival marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and is observed on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad. The festival is also known as Gokulashtami, Shrikrishna Jayanti, and Janmashtami. As per Vedic time chronology (a traditional Hindu unit of time), this year would be the 5,249th birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. On this day, the toddler form of Lord Krishna, known as Bal Gopal and Laddu Gopal, is worshipped.

On Krishna Janmashtami, devotees may take part in the following activities:

  • a day-long fast
  • worship Bal Krishna during midnight
  • visit Krishna temple
  • cook sweet dishes specially made of milk products
  • clean their homes

We’d like to wish every observing Krishna Janmashtam, across Bracknell Forest and beyond, a wonderful celebration.