Krishna Janmashtami, also called Janmashtami is celebrated on the birth of Lord Krishna. In 2017, Janmashtami celebration date is 14th August. Date is decided based on Hindu luni-solar calendar. Festival is celebrated on eight day of the krishna Paksh in the month of Shravana
Lord Krishna was born in era of evil and chaos. Humans were suffering due to Lord Krishna's uncle 'Kansa' devilish ways. Lord Krishna was born in Mathura and as per mythology he was instrumental in eradicating evil Kansa and Kauravas in Mahabharata war
Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by praying, singing , savoring on weets and decorating. People also visit Lord Krishna or Vishnu temples on the occasion. Many temples organize recitation of Bhagavata Gita and Bhagavad Purana.
Janmashtami festival is also known as , Dahi Handi, Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti. In Maharashtra and mumbai city, Dahi Handi is celebrated with full vigour, by placing a curd filled earthenware on rope and using a human pyramid to break it.
Mathura: Devotees arrive in Mathura sitting on the roof of Passenger train ahead of Krishna Janmashtami festival
Krishna Janmashtami, also called Janmashtami is celebrated on the birth of Lord Krishna. In 2017, Janmashtami celebration date is 14th August. Janmasthan Temple on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami in Mathura