Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. The festival will take place this year on August 18 and 19. The entire country celebrates the anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna’s birth with great fervour. People keep fast on the anniversary of Lord Krishna’s birth. They break their fast at midnight by singing Kanha-inspired kirtan and bhajans.
The event is particularly celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan (Brindaban), the locations of Krishna’s early life. Devotees observe a vigil and fast till the traditional hour of his birth the day before. The statue of Krishna is then dressed in new clothing, given a bath in milk and water, and worshipped. Temples and household shrines are embellished with flowers and foliage, and sweetmeats are offered to the deity before being given to the household as prasada (the god’s leftovers, which carry his favour)
Puja Samagri Krishna Janmashtami 2022
If you are someone performing the vrat and rituals of Janmashtami for the first time, here’s a list of items that you should include in your puja preparations;
Picture or idol of Lord Krishna, an idol of Lord Ganesha, Throne or Chowki, Pancha Pallava (Bad, Gular, Peepal, Mango and Pakar leaves), Panchamrita, Tulsi Dal, Banana Leaves, Oil for the lamp, Clay or Brass Diyas, Bandanwar, Lota to offer Arghya Perfume bottle, incense sticks, camphor, saffron, sandalwood, 5 yajnopaveet, kumkum, rice, abir, gulal, mica, turmeric, jewellery, nada, cotton, roli, vermilion, betel nut, molly, betel leaves, wreath, Kamalgatte, Tulsimala, Cucumber.