Janmashtami 2023 in Mathura and Vrindavan | Quizzop
  • Blogs
  • India
  • Janmashtami 2023 Celebrations In Mathura & Vrindavan 64f07c0e14e5bf0001286249
Advertisement

Janmashtami 2023: Celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan


India  •  31 Aug, 2023  •  2,983 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


Share this article

whatsappx
whatsappx

The radiant festival of Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the 8th avatar of Vishnu. While this festival resonates across the world, the jubilations in Mathura and Vrindavan are truly unparalleled. In 2023, the festivities stretch across two days, adding to the grandeur.

X

Dates to Remember

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2023 in Mathura & Vrindavan - Temples & Rituals
Image Credits: Holidify

This year, as per the Drik Panchang, Janmashtami's auspicious Ashtami Tithi begins at 15:37 on September 6 and concludes at 16:14 on September 7. These timings indicate a continuous celebration over two days, ensuring back-to-back festivities.

The Unique Celebrations of Mathura & Vrindavan

Janmashtami 2023: How Is Krishna Janmashtami Celebrated in Mathura and  Vrindavan? - News18
Image Credits: News18 

Janmashtami in Mathura and Vrindavan holds special significance since these regions are deeply intertwined with Lord Krishna's early life. The ornate decorations in temples, shimmering with lights and draped in vibrant fabrics, set a festive ambience.

Advertisement

INDIA QUIZ • 10 QUESTIONS • 2 MINS

We've got a India quiz for you!

TAP TO PLAY

Leading up to the main event, Mathura kickstarts the celebrations ten days in advance. The air is thick with devotion, filled with the sounds of Rasleelas, Bhajans, and Kirtans. As the day approaches, temples like Banke Bihari in Vrindavan and Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura see an influx of pilgrims.

Sacred Rituals and Traditions

Image Credits: Holidify

The faithful immerse themselves in prayer, songs, and rituals, fasting until the symbolic birth of Lord Krishna at midnight. This momentous occasion is marked by the 'abhishek' ceremony where the idol of baby Krishna is anointed with various offerings like milk, yoghurt, and honey, accompanied by the reverberating sound of shankhs and bells. The celebrations peak with the offering of 'Chappan Bhog', a platter of 56 delectable dishes, as an offering to the deity.

The Enthusiasm of Dahi Handi

Celebrations Across India On Krishna Janmashtami: Pics
Image Credits: NDTV

The morning after Janmashtami witnesses the vibrant Dahi Handi event in Mathura. In a show of team spirit and athleticism, groups form human pyramids to reach and break a curd-filled pot suspended high above. The breaking of the pot symbolizes the commencement of festive feasting.

Advertisement

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ • 10 QUESTIONS • 2 MINS

We've got a General Knowledge quiz for you!

TAP TO PLAY

Conclusion

Krishna Janmashtami in Mathura and Vrindavan is not just a festival; it's an experience, a deep dive into traditions, faith, and the divine celebration of Lord Krishna's birth. The days are filled with devotion, joy, and a unity that binds everyone in the love of Krishna. If ever there's a place to truly feel the essence of Janmashtami, it's here.

Test your knowledge of Indian Mythology. Visit: https://www.quizzop.com/indian-mythology-quiz/category


READ MORE ARTICLES IN

Rate this article

Other articles you may like