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Gokulashtami Information - Importance and Date in 2023

Gokulashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna, incarnation of Lord Vishnu and one of the most widely worshipped gods in Hinduism. Gokulashtami 2023 date is September 6 in West, East and Southern parts of India. In North India it is on September 7. The festival is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti. The Gokulashtami festival is observed on two different days in different parts of India and this is due to the different calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna in various regional calendars. In Kerala and Tamil Nadu , Gokula Ashtami date is September 7. In North India , Gokulashtami is observed on the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September). In South India and western parts of India , the festival is observed on the eighth day after full moon in the month of Shravan (August – September). Gokulashtami is observed as Dahi Handi and Gopalkala in Maharashtra , noted for the formation of the huge hu