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When is Krishna Janmashtami 2013?


Question: When is Krishna Janmashtami 2013?
Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Hinduism's favorite God - Lord Krishna, and is a popular holiday in the Hindu Calendar.
Answer: Krishna Janmashtami falls on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Krishna took birth at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of the Krishnapaksha or dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September). This auspicious day is called Janmashtami. Indian as well as Western scholars have now accepted the period between 3200 and 3100 BC as the period in which Lord Krishna lived on earth. Read about the story of his birth.

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