Pushtimargiya Utsavs, Mahotsavs, Manorath, Mahamahotsavs
3. Bhadra Pad Krishna 8 Jammashtami Maha Mahotsav
This day is Celebrated as Shree Krishna Jayanti i.e. Maha Mahotsav of appearance of Shree Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Krishna. In the morning, Shree Prabhu is consecrated with Panchamrutam. Firstly, Shree Vasudevji did the darshan of Four armed Purna Purushottam Lord Shree Krishna. Thus Vasudevji did the poojan of this swaroop. With this bhav, panchamrutam is done.
In shrungar darshan, Shree Prabhu is offered Tilak and Janma Patrika is read before Shree Prabhu.
After the shayan aarti in the evening, kirtans of Janmashtami badhai are sung upto 11:30 pm, which is termed as "Jagran". After that the 8 shlokas of Krishna Janma from Shree mad Bhagwat Mahapuran are recited three times and after that with the Ghanta Naad, Nagada, Maadal, and Jhanj, Pakhawaj, kirtans are played during the time of Krishna Janma at about 12:00 in midnight. After this, Panchamrutam snan is done to Shree Shaligram ji or Shree Balkrishanji (as per the Pranalika of respective Ghar).