Krishna Jayanthi Celebration, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. … It is an important festival particularly to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.
The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami. It is an annual celebration which marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the eighth “Avatar” of Lord Vishnu. … That’s why it is known as Janmashtami. It usually falls in the month of August or September.
Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born to Devaki and Vasudeva to save the people of Mathura from the wrath of King Kansa, Devaki’s brother. One way of celebrating the deity’s birth is Dahi Handi, widely celebrated in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Janmashtami is marked as the day on which Lord Krishna was born. One of the most religious aspects of this festival is the fast that is observed by the people on the day of Janmashtami. It is believed that fasting on this day helps the devotees to attain Moksha(freedom from the cycle of birth and death).
All they need is a date. And July 21, 3228 bc, according to Bansal, satisfies every condition described during Krishna’s birth. Krishna was born in the Rohini nakshatra, in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, on the 8th day of the waning moon at midnight.
According to the Mahabharata, a fight breaks out at a festival among the Yadavas, who end up killing each other. Mistaking the sleeping Krishna for a deer, a hunter named Jara shoots an arrow that fatally injures him. Krishna forgives Jara and dies.