The eighth day of the shady half or Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhaadra, falls the event of Janmashtami. Janmashtami, the birth day of Lord Krishna is celebrated with grand attachment. Lord krishna of the most respected incarnations in the Hindu Dharma. The first day is Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami. The second day is called Kalastami or more recognized Janmashtami.
Foremost celebrations of krishna janmashtami takes place at midnight as Krishna is said to have made his divine appearance in that hour. Fasting, bhajans, pujas, kirtan and lot of additional rituals mark Janmashtami celebrations in India.
Janmashtami Festival 2014
In 2014, Janmashtami Festival is celebrated on 17th of August. Janmashtami is festival to reception and take pleasure in Lord Krishna's birth. Shri Krishna born more than 5000 years before in Mathura city, the respected God of Hindu religion and his teachings hold immense relevance till date. On the time of Lord Krishna birth various planets were in fortunate places. In the early morning, ladies sketch of little children's feet outside the house with rice-flour paste, walking towards the house. This reflect the entry of the child Krishna into his foster-home.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
The birth place of lord Krishna was mathura. So janmashtami festival is celebrated with great possible religious passion and enthusiasm and the chanting mantras are echoed in the air. The "jhankis" include the origin of Krishna in jail, Vasudev moving Krishna to safety across the river Yamuna amidst thunder and lightning, Vasudev's return to the jail, Kansa killing Yashoda's daughter and finally the little Krishna in the cradle in Gokul. Janmaashtami, universally famous in Mumbai and Pune as Dahi Handi is celebrated with huge zeal and enthusiasm.