‘Sri Krishna Janmashtami’ is one of the holiest festivals for the people belonging to Hindu religion. Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. This festival is observed on eighth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad as per Hindu Calendar. Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami, Srijayanti. Janmashtami is famous for Dahi Handi in Maharashtra.
Janmashtami is marked by grand celebrations at Krishna temples across India. The Janmashtami of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Lord Krishna had spent his childhood, are famous all over the world. The festival itself is preceded by a day-long fast that is broken at midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Devotional songs and dances mark the celebration of this festive occasion all over Northern India.