Two Dates Of Krishna-janamashtami
Ashtami Tithi Begins: 06-September-2023, at 03:37 PM
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 07-September-2023, at 04:14 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Begins: 06-September-2023, at 09:20 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Ends: 07-September-2023, at 10:25 AM
When choosing the date for Janmashtami, the vashnavities place more emphasis on the Ashtami tithi. They never, ever commemorate Shri Krishna's birthday on Saptami tithi. The Smartha Sampradaya, however, offers distinct guidelines for choosing the date. Midnight hour, or Nishta Kaal, is preferred. Then, at midnight, it is determined if it is Ashtami or Saptami Tithi. Ashtami tithi is preferred. The presence of Rohini Nakshatra with Ashtami Tithi during Nishta time is the next to last thing to be taken into account.
In general, the two-day celebration of Shree Krishna Janmashtami may have confused many of us. The two different religious movements known as Smartha and Vaishnava are the cause of this misconception. The Smartha Sampradaya celebrates Janmashtami on the first day, and the Vaishnav Sampradaya on the second.
Who is wrong or right now is the question that now emerges. The interpretation of the dates is done without regard to right or wrong. Instead, you should choose which school of thought—Smartha or Vaishnava—you genuinely follow.