Central Government Holiday for Janmashtami on Wednesday 12 August 2020
CG Holiday for Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti) on 12 August 2020
Krishna Janmashtami, occurs on 12th August 2020 as a national holiday. [Dopt order holiday 2020] This is Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti), one of the most important Hindu festivals. Janmashtami will be observed this year on 11 August 2020; it will also be observed by others on 12 August.
Janmashtami (VAISHNAVI) is Lord Krishna ‘s Birthday. Across other parts of India, Krishna Janmashtami is also recognised as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi, and a Gazetted holiday. This holiday in Tamil Nadu is known as Sri Krishna Jayanti
Ceremonies and prayers will be offered in temples devoted to Krishna in India. The day before that consist of fasting and prayer until midnight, the time that Krishna was born was said to be.
Devotees also practice ceremonial puja at midnight and all seventeen steps that are part of Shodashopachara Puja Vidhi are included in this. The statues in his image are cleaned, dressed and put in a cradle after the hour of Krishna’s midnight birth passes. Women would draw tiny footprints outside the doors and kitchen of their house, representing Krishna walking into their homes.
Why is Janmashtami held for 2 days?
After Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrating the link between brothers and sisters, his birthday is celebrated eight days after It falls in Sravana’s Hindu month which usually matches August or September. Celebrations are distributed over two days and are intense and colorful.