Krishna Janmashtami is the great and popular festival not only in India but also famous in all over the world.
The festival of Janmashtami is also known as
"Saatam Aatham" ,
It is the great festival in Hindu religion and very famous in Hindu Festivals. All the people celebrate this festival as “Krishna Jayanti” or “Gokul Aatham” with gaiety and joy. This was the great and wonderful 8th incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great show and pomp. According to the history this festval is celebrated as the birth of Loving God Krishna who was born in the 28th year of Dwapur Yug approximately more than 5000 years ago.
It is one of the most celebrated festivals for Hindus not only in India but also, all over the world. Janmashtami is about the joy, people all over the world feel for their beloved Lord Krishna.
According to the Hindu calendar this festival comes in the month of Shravana, on Ashtami tithi or Krishna Paksha that is the eighth day of the dark half when the Rohini Nakshatra raising.
On this day people, prepare a the Dahi Handi or buttor pot and hangs it on very high level and then the team of young men break it by making the form of Pyramids and remember the day playful days and events of Lord Krishna.
Purana says that Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Lord Krishna to make free the clutches of the evil King Kansa who was his maternal uncle. He was the 8th son of Maa Devki who was the sister of King Kansa. Lord Krishna killed the evil king Kansa and made free the people of Mathura and other nearby town from his rule and save them all.
Janmashtami festival is really the fantastic celebration of Shree Krishna's birth. People mostly prefer to do Fasting on this day and perform pujas, Bhajans and many other rituals mark on this festival of Janmashtami.