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Today – August 10, 2012 – is Janmashtami – Sri Krishna Jayanti –in North India – Gujarat

Today – August 10, 2012 – is Sri Krishna Jayanti (Gokulashtami/Janmashtami) in North India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir), Gujarat and for all those communities that follow Vaishnav tradition of observing vrats and fasts. Pujas and fasting in these regions will be held on the night of August 10.

Maharashtra, Goa, Bengal, Assam, Orissa (Smarta tradition), majority of communities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka observed Sri Krishna Jayanti yesterday.
Note – Sri Krishna Jayanti in Kerala and Tamil Nadu is on September 8, 2012. According to traditional Hindu astrology, Sri Krishna was born when the moon entered the house of Vrishabha (Taurus) at the Rohini Nakshatram (star) on the eight day (Ashtami) of the second fortnight of the month of Sravana (this corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishnapaksha in North India).  The two different dates is because im…