Janmashtami, one of the most celebrated festivals in India, is the birthday of Lord Krishna. this festival is celebrated with great devotion in August or September. According to the Hindu Calendar, this festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishan Paksh or the 8th day of the dark night of the month of Bhadon. Sri Krishan is known as one of the most powerful creations of lord Vishnu. He was born in Mathura. Krishna’s birth was with the main objective that the earth to be free of the devils and demons. He played a major role in Mahabharata and gave the theory of Bhakti. Shri Krishna was born in the custody of Kansa.
The real celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna is believed to be born at Midnight. It was a stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa. The day is celebrated throughout India with the devotional songs and dances, Pujas, Arti, etc. There is a lot of excitement and fun going on everywhere, and the biggest attraction on this day is the rocking cradle of baby Shri Krishna.
The most known places where Janamashtami is celebrated with full Pomp and Show is Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where he was born and had spent his life. On this day the Temples are full lighted and decorated. Every person is dressed so beautifully, and we can see cute small Lord Krishna’s everywhere. The devotees across the country celebrate their festival according to their own customs and way of celebrating the festival. The celebration in South India is different from north India. In some parts, the celebration goes on for many days as well. The most important ritual of ‘DAHI HANDI’ is also celebrated on this day. The amount of excitement seen in the young boys is just commendable, they form huge compound and form a huge Pyramid to break out the earth pot, the one in the center is known as Govinda, and the groups are called Handis and Mandals.
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