Krishna Janmashtmi is an annual festival of Hindus which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. It is usually observed on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha. This year the celebrations will begin on August 11.
On this day, people prepare to dance and drama performances based on Lord Krishna. The idols of infant Krishna are washed, clothed and placed in a cradle. A lot of devotees keep fast and later feast on food and sweets.
Lord Krishna is believed to have been born in Mathura at midnight. Immediately after his birth, his father Vasudeva Anakadundubhi took Krishna across the Yamuna River to save him from Uncle Kansa. Krishna grew up with his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda in Gokul.
Janmashtami is also known as ‘Ashtami Rohini’, ‘Sree Jayanthi’, and ‘Srikrishna Jayanti’.
The pooja is usually conducted in the midnight. As per the report, the timings for pooja this year will begin from 09:06 am on August 11 and end at 11:16 am on August 12. The Nishita pooja time is August 12, from 12:21, am to 01:06 am. Dahi Handi will be on August 12. The devotees are all excited to celebrate this festival with a lot of pomp and show.