Krishna Janmashthmi New Zealand 2020

न्यूजीलैन्ड कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी 2020

(5247th Birthday of Lord Krishna)

Shri Krishna Janmashtami in New Zealand is celebrated in almost all temples and by various community association. Most of the temples in New Zealand starts celebrating Shri Krishna Janma Ashtami about 5-7 days in advance with Katha, Prayers, Aarti and Kirtan.

Tithi / Panchang

Ashtami tithi starts on 11th Aug afternoon 3.37pm in Auckland and 9.06am in India. Janmashtami will be mostly celebrated on 11th Aug in India.

Since Ashtami tithi is starting on 11th Aug after sunrise, few communities and ISKCON shall observe Krishna Janmashtami on 12th Aug.

Tithi Ashtami / Aatham / 8th Lunar day from 11th Aug 3.37pm to 12th Aug 5.46pm

Shri Krishn Janma Ashtami Prayers and Functions


Please check FB pages  / website of respective temple / organization for exact dates / time of celebrations.


See also: Upcoming Indian events in New Zealand

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Verse 7-8

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥

The verse in English:

Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata
Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham
Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam
Dharma-sansthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge

Meaning in Hindi:

 हे भारत! जब-जब धर्म की हानि
और अधर्म की वृद्धि होती है, तब-तब मैं साकार रूप से प्रकट होता हूँ॥7॥

अच्छे पुरुषों का उद्धार करने के लिए, पाप कर्म करने वालों का विनाश करने के लिएऔर
धर्म की अच्छी तरह से स्थापना करने के लिए मैं युग-युग में प्रकट हुआ करता हूँ॥8॥

Meaning in English

Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata,

And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth;

For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers,
For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age.