Happy Krishna Janmashtami & Dahi Handi 2016
Gokulashtami or Krishna Janmashtami, festival marks the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna. This festival is celebrated on August 25th and Dahi Handi is celebrated on August 26th, 2016. It is believed that Lord Krishna, took the eighth avatar of Vishnu and came on Earth. According to Hindu calendar this festival is celebrated on the 8th day of Ashtami of Krishna Paksh in the month of Bhadon of the dark fortnight. The occasion is celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm all over the globe
Lord Krishna were born to Princess Devaki and Vasudeva in Mathura but he was raised in Gokul by his foster parents Yashoda and Nanda. This symbolizes his birth and devotees celebrate this auspicious festival with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm.
According to Hindu calendar this festival is celebrated on the 8th day of Ashtami of Krishna Paksh in the month of Bhadon of the dark fortnight. Lord Krishna, the Hindu deity is considered as the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is said that he was born around 5, 200 years ago in Mathura and his sole aim was to free Earth from all evil powers. Happy Krishna Janmashtami!