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When is Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) in 2016?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) in 2016 will be observed on Thursday, 25th August.

As per Hindu calendar, Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Bhaadra month.

Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) 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’, ‘Gokulashtami’, ‘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, Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) in 2016 will fall on Thursday, 25th 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 starts a day before i.e. on saptami. Devotees observe a night long fast signifying the birth of Krishna at mid-night. Bal Krishna’s idol is bathed, placed in a cradle and worshiped.