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Celebrated In : It is observed on the Ashtami day of the Shravan month according to the Hindu calendar.
Janmashtami is celebrated on Bhadrapad Krishna Ashtami. It was on this day that Lord Shri Krshna took birth. On this day, the night it is Rohini Nakshatra, it is also known as Krishna Jayanti. If there is no Rohini Nakshatra then it is plainly Janmashtami.

On this day of Ashtami at night devotional songs, bhajans are sung and stories related to shri Krishna’s birth are recited and heard exactly at 12’0 clock sharp. Shri Krishna is worshipped according to scriptural procedure and happiness, joy is expressed over his birth.

After this before fasting is broken on the Navami day, Brahmin are offered food and gifts.