Sunday, August 19, 2018
Kerala

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Ashtami Rohini

It is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishna Jayanti or Jenmashtami. It is celebrated as the birth day of Krishna and falls on the fourth lunar asterism, Rohini and the 8th quart of the moon Ashtami. Ashtami Rohini is observed as fast. On this day, women specially refrain from food and keep vigil in Krishna's temple till night and when, after the Pujas are over, they partake of things that have been already offered to the god. The temple is illuminated with myriads of oil fed lamps and worship goes on almost till the early hours of the morning.

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