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Janmashtami 2019: Significance and History of the Festival in Pictures

India | | August 24, 2019, 11:04 am
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 Janmashtami, also known as Sreekrishna Jayanthi, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of lord Krishna. Celebrated in the month of Shravan, Krishna Janmashtami falls on the eight-day of Krishna Paksha in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar. Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to Devki and Vasudeo in Mathura and was raised by Yashoda and Nandbaba. The celebration takes place all around the country and in Krishna temples across the world. (Image: Network18 Creative)

Janmashtami, also known as Sreekrishna Jayanthi, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of lord Krishna. Celebrated in the month of Shravan, Krishna Janmashtami falls on the eight-day of Krishna Paksha in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar. Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born to Devki and Vasudeo in Mathura and was raised by Yashoda and Nandbaba. The celebration takes place all around the country and in Krishna temples across the world. (Image: Network18 Creative)

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