India is a country with many different cultures and festivals. Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami, is a magnificent celebration commemorating Lord Krishna’s birth that is celebrated all over India. Lord Krishna is said to have been born around midnight on the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month, according to Hindu rituals and traditions, at Mathura. Lord Krishna’s father Vasudeva carried him over the Yamuna river and delivered him to his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda in Gokul shortly after his birth.
Lord Krishna was born, according to tradition, to avenge his evil uncle Kansa, who had imprisoned his sister and brother-in-law and killed their seven children one by one, fearing death.
Every year on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan or Bhadrapad, the Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami is held. Janmashtami falls on August 30th this year. Devotees commemorate this auspicious event by remembering the past and praying to Lord Krisha.
People decorate their homes with diyas, lights, and flowers on this day. Candles, diyas, flowers, and songs praising Lord Krishna are also shown at temples.
After finishing morning rituals, devotees take Sankalpa and do Krishna Puja on the fasting day. Devotees bathe baby Krishan’s idol in Panchamrit, dress it in fresh clothing and jewellery, and worship him in the cradle with flowers, fruits, and sweets
To commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, temples in Mathura and Vrindavan is decked out with flowers and other bright decorations. People in Maharashtra play dahi handi, a game in which they mimic all of Lord Krishna’s youthful mischiefs. Krishna was notorious for stealing butter from earthenware pots. To reach and break the earthen pots, people stack them at a given height and form a human pyramid.
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