Krishna Jayanthi

Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami and Sree Jayanti, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna is said to have been born on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Rohini nakshatra. The Hindu calendar being luni-solar, these two days may not coincide, and therefore there is some ambiguity about which day is celebrated as Krishna Jayanti. Different sects may possibly celebrate it on different days. Krishna Jayanti occurs in August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

Krishna Jayanti is celebrated by preparing and consuming sweets, milk products, especially butter, etc. Houses are decorated with little feet drawn with flour paste symbolizing the entry of the child Krishna into the house.


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