What is Janmashtami?
Janmashtami is a celebration of Lord Krishna birthday all over the country, it’s a religious festival of the Indian community. The celebration of Janmashtami in Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular. People fast throughout the day and break it with a special meal after day completes at 12 midnight. visiting temples, dancing, praying, singing and bhajans kirtan around midnight is a part of the celebrations of the birth of Lord Krishna. Usually, small kids dress up like Lord Krishna on this day.
Why is Janmashtami celebrated?
It’s the celebration for birthday of Lord Krishna.
What is the Significance of celebrating Janmashtami?
It’s a celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna (Avatar of Lord Vishnu).
What are the Key attractions of Janmashtami ?
Breaking dahihandi (pot) hanging at a significant height around midnight(prize are given to break dahihandi).
Breaking fast (doesn’t eat anything for the whole day) at midnight.
Temples are crowded at midnight.
When is Janmashtami celebrated?
8th day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which falls in the month of August or September as per Gregorian calendar
Where is Janmashtami celebrated?
Celebrated by the Hindu community all over India, but the festivities at Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular
Janmashtami 2018: 3rd September