Janmashtami 2022 fast shubh muhurat and more

janmashtmi 2022

Janmashtami 2022, Known with different names of Krishnashtami, Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami, Yadukula Ashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti, the grand festival of Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of lord Krishna.

Known as the eighth avatar of lord Vishnu; this divine day is accompanied by different rituals and activities held by the beloved devotees of the lord Krishna.

Day of celebration: Janmashtami 2022

The Gregorian calendar overlaps this day in August or September. Janmashtami will be celebrated on 19th August 2022.

Krishna Janmashtami 2022: important date and time to remember

  1. Ashtami tithi to begin on – 18th August, Thursday 2022 

Time – 09:20 pm

  1. Ashtami tithi to end on – 19th August, Friday 2022

Time – 10.59 pm

  1. Rohini Nakshatra to begin on – 20th August, Saturday 2022

Time – 01:53 am

  1. Rohini Nakshatra to end on – 21st August, Sunday 2022

Time – 04:40 am

When to hold the Grand Celebration?

This year Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on both 18th and 19th of August; but the fast will be observed on the 19th of August. This is because according to many pronounced astrologers, The Ashtami tithi will be Udaya tithi on 19th of August.

Rohini nakshatra under which lord Krishna was born is not falling on Ashtami tithi this year.

What to eat for fasting on the day of Janmashtami?

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Quite similar rules are applied on the food recipes of Janmashtami as of Navratri.

So, now let’s take a look at food items that you can consume during your Janmashtami fast.

  1. Sabudana khichdi

Sago, or a delicacy of sabudana or Tapioca pearls. Sabudana khichdi is a combination of potatoes and peanuts. It is a gluten free dish that you can eat during the Navratri, ekadashi and Mahashivratri fast as well. 

  1. Sama Chawal khichdi

A Savory delight is a combination of barnyard millet and potatoes; and is high in nutritional value and you can eat during the fast.

  1. Kuttu khichdi or Buckwheat khichdi

Quick and easy to make recipe is kuttu khichdi which is made from buckwheat groats, potatoes and peanuts is a super food to be consumed while fasting.

  1. Vrat ke Aloo

This delightful dish of mashed potatoes made without onion or garlic is a quick bite.

  1. Kaddu or Pumpkin 

Kaddu or Pumpkin dish is a very delicious and easy vegan option, blended with spices and herbs. This is a satvik recipe without onion or garlic.

  1. Vrat ke Aloo

Another tasty hit for the occasions of fasting is vrat ke jeera aloo that are not just super quick and easy to make but also a very nutritious bite to have while fasting.

  1. Kuttu ki Poori

Our all time favourite recipe is kuttu ki pooriyan. Rich in nutritional values, crispy and fried, these tasty bites are like a lifesaver.

2022 Janmashtami –  food delights worth avoiding

  1. Skip tea after breakfast

Skipping breakfast or tea is a very good option as you will be fasting throughout the day; skipping tea or breakfast will avoid acidity or gastric problems.

  1. Avoid taking much oily food

It is hard to resist the tasty delights of vrat but if you have high cholesterol issues then skipping them for your good health is totally worth it. Instead consuming fruits, milk and juice will help you provide the required nutritions.

  1. Meats and eggs

Do not consume eggs or meat on this divine day of Janmashtami.

  1. Garlic and onion

Similar to meat and egg, regardless of fasting or not you must avoid the consumption of onion and garlic on a special occasion as Janmashtami.



Posted On - August 16, 2022 | Posted By - Tanvi Sharma | Read By -


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