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Date of Janmashtami ?[edit]

When is Janmashtami ? Can someone confirm the date, please ? theholidayspot.com says August 26, but 123greetings.com says August 27. I am quite confused. -- PFHLai 20:16, 2005 August 24 (UTC)

According to Gaurabda Calendar, a Vaishnava calendar service by ISKCON, the date in 2005 is 26 August.--Shruti14 talksign 12:11, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Article Title[edit]

Nichalp,

Do not move the page to that entitled just "Janmashtami" - - Krishna Janmashtami or Krishnaashtami are more correct terms, obviously; Janmashtami as referring to the birth of Krishna is a colloquialism that assumes that no other great person was ever born on an "Ashtami". In any case, the redirect from the "Janmashtami" page will ensure proper referencing from other pages -Anon

You have a point, I've undone your copy-paste edits and redirected to Krishna Janmaashtami to maintain the history. =Nichalp «Talk»= 05:32, August 26, 2005 (UTC)

Sree Jayanti[edit]

Ambarish, I would like to know in which part of India it is called Sree Jayanti. I know that in Kerala, it is called Sreekrishna Jayanti or Ashtami rohini. From what I could find out in Chennai, it is called Sreekrishna Jayanti or plain Krishna Jayanti. Tintin 07:30, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Google is not a very reliable source for this, but still Sree Jayanti gets hits in 19 sites in google, one is irrelevant and the other 18 are copies of the Wiki article.

sree krishna jayanti gets 13 hits including this and this. Sri Krishna Jayanti has 628 [hits and sri krishna jayanthi has 1328.

Am changing Sree Jayanthi. Tintin 08:56, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Agreed Google is unreliable. In fact, the GFDL is a bloody pain - whenever I do some Google-research for an India-related topic on Wikipedia, I get back 100+ copies of the original article :-)
Anyway, followers of Ramanuja's Sree Vaishnava sampradayam (known in Tamil as Iyengars) refer to this festival as "Sree Jayanti". Below are some links. I've re-added "Sree Jayanti" to the articles. Thanks for the clarification regarding "Sree Krishna Jayanti".
Ambarish 18:28, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Janamastami Hindu date is Confusion[edit]

Janamastami is celbrated in month of Bhādrapada. There are two hindu calanders seperated by 15 days. In south and Maharastra it is Shraawan but in North and Krishna's borthplace it is Bhādrapada. This conflicts in dates will occour for every dates in hindu calander which are overlapped in Southern and Nothern calander. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.80.57.2 (talk) 10:23, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually even in those regions there are many who follow the calendars with dates indicating that Krishna Janmashtami comes in the month of Shravana. There are multiple Hindu and Vaishnava calendars used throughout India, not just two with one for the North and one for the South. Traditionally in several of these calendars the date falls on Shravana. The article has been updated to reflect the traditional and common date.--Shruti14 talksign 12:06, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

OTD[edit]

This article will be excluded from Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 21 this year because of the two maintenance tags on it, unless the issues are resolved by then. There are 20 days to go, so hopefully this will give editors enough time to fix this. Thanks! howcheng {chat} 18:20, 1 August 2011 (UTC) Hello Hai — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.118.7.146 (talk) 09:27, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

2014 Date[edit]

The Krishna Janmashtami date given for 2014 is incorrect. A reference to the Indian government calendar has been given which lists the date as Monday, 18 August. However this is the Gazetted Holiday date (the national public holiday date) and not the actual date as per religious custom and spiritual tradition which is Sunday, 17 August. The gazetted date is probably moved to Monday because the actual date falls on a Sunday and hence there would have been no government holiday on the actual date. I have left the reference and the 18 August date but I have indicated that this is the Gazetted Holiday date, but I have correctly indicated the actual date as 17 August. This date has been verified by multiple Vaishnava calendars (including ISKCON GCAL, Pure Bhakti, etc.) and Hindu panchanga calendars (including Drik Panchang) as well as various non-religious websites that list religious holidays (including TimeAndDate.com and CalendarLabs.com) all of which give the 17 August date for Krishna Janmashtami. While it is useful to have the Indian government date as a neutral source, that date really only applies to Indian government officials and workers. Hindus and Vaishnavas who want the actual date of celebration will be looking for the 17 August date. Hence I have left the existing government date but also included the actual religious holiday date.--Shruti14 talksign 11:55, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm the one who added the government reference and I welcome your changes. I remember reverting an IP who changed it, now I see their reasoning. I came across this page only recently, did a cleanup and watched it despite having barely any background knowledge on the topic at hand. Please consider watching and monitoring its changes too. If you can improve it further, please do. I'm willing to help in anyway. Sincerely, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 12:27, 16 August 2014 (UTC)