Sree Krishna Janmashtami 2016 DateSubmited By Faris Hussain
Sree Krishna Janmashtami 2016 Date in North India is September 2 and in other parts it is on September 1
The Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on different days in different parts of India and this is due to the differences in regional calendars and also due to the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.
The Smarta Tradition observes the festival on September 1 and the Vaishnava Tradition on September 2.
In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is famous for the Dahi Handi and the next day is observed as Gopalkala.
Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples around the world. Special poojas and rituals are also held at midnight – the time of Krishna’s birth. Processions with tabloids depicting various episodes from the life of Shri Krishna enacted by children are a major highlight of the festival.
Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day and it is a 24-hour fast.