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When is Gokulashtami (गोकुळाष्टमी) in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Gokulashtami (गोकुळाष्टमी) in 2017 will be observed on Monday, 14th August.

As per Hindu calendar, Gokulashtami (गोकुळाष्टमी) is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Bhadra month. Gokulashtami (गोकुळाष्टमी) is one of the famous Hindu festivals celebrated across India. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement. The festival is also known as ‘Krishnashtami’, ‘Saatam Aatham’, ‘Janmashtami’, ‘Ashtami Rohini’, ‘Srikrishna Jayanti’, ‘Sree Jayanthi’ or sometimes merely as ‘Krishna Janmashtami’.The festival is usually observed in the month of August and September.

However, Gokulashtami (गोकुळाष्टमी) in 2017 will fall on Monday, 14th August. The day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. The grandest of the celebrations can be seen at Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Lord Krishna had spent his childhood, are famous all over the world. The tourists and devotees from all parts of the world ply in to see the festivities. On this day, Hindus across the country observe a day-long fast followed by prayers. The actual celebrations of the festival start’s a day before i.e. on Saptami. Devotees observe a night long fast signifying the birth of Krishna at midnight. Bal Krishna’s idol is bathed, placed in a cradle and worshiped.