Janmashtami 2014 date – Sri Krishna Janmashtami Date in 2014

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2014 date based on calendars and panchang in India. Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna and is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The corresponding months in other region is the Shravan month. In 2014, the date of Janmashtami is August 17 in western parts of India. In North India, it is on August 18, 2014.


Tamil Nadu and Kerala follow solar calendars and the festival is observed annually in Tamil month Aavani and Malayalam Chingam month in Kerala. Once in three years there is a difference in dates in calendars followed in other regions (which is lunar calendar) with the calendars followed in these two states.

Detail 2014 dates of Sri Krishna Janmashtami
  • Maharashtra, certain communities in Gujarat, Assam, Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and those people that follow Smarta Tradition - August 17
  • North India, Gujarat (Dwaraka Temple), Vaishnava tradition in all regions - Sri Krishna Janmashtami is on August August 18. (vrat or fasting in North India is on August 17).
  • Dahi Handi  and Gopalakala in Maharashtra is on August 18.
  • Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple - August 18
  • Kalo in Goa - August 18
  • Tamil Nadu it is on September 16, 2014 (Janmashtami is in Aavani month)
  • Kerala (Ashtami Rohini ) - September 15, 2014 (Here Janmashtami takes place on Rohini Nakshatram in Chingam month.)
The Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on different days in different parts of India and this is due to the differences in regional calendars and also due to the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.

The Smarta Tradition observes the festival on August 17 and the Vaishnava Tradition on August 18.

In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is famous for the Dahi Handi and the next day is observed as Gopalkala.

Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples around the world. Special poojas and rituals are also held at midnight – the time of Krishna’s birth. Processions with tabloids depicting various episodes from the life of Shri Krishna enacted by children are a major highlight of the festival.

Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day and it is a 24-hour fast.

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