The celebration of Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on Aug 23rd, 2019. The festival of Krishna Janmashtami is very special in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated as Lord Krishna’s Birthday.
How is Krishna Janmashtami Celebrated ?
Devotees tend to observe a day long fast to break it on the next day when Ashtami tithi is over. They perform the Krishna Abhishekam, which has milk, ghee and water and offer bhog to the deity. Those fasting spend their day eating phalahar, which consists of fruits and water. While most love to visit temples to seek blessings from Lord Krishna, some place laddoo gopal or little Krishna’s idol in their temples and bathe him with milk, honey and water and dress him up in new clothes.
Janmashtami is widely celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and South India. The next day of Janmashtami is widely celebrated as Dahi Handi festival. As part of the festivities, people form teams to make a human pyramid and break a pot filled with dahi, mishri and makhan that is hung from a certain height. The event signifies the legend of Lord Krishna stealing makhan (butter) as a baby, which is why he was also lovingly known as makhan chor. This year, dahi handi will be organised on 3rd September, which is a day after Janmashtami.
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