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Krishna Janmashtami: The History and Festival

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Janmashtami or Krishnastami is considered as the birthday of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu, have been born on this auspicious day. As per the myth, Lord Krishna appeared in this world on the 8th day of Krishna Pakshya in the month of Shravana around midnight to terminate the devil King Kansha. This year, according to Gregorian calendar Krishnashtami or Janmashtami will take place on September 5, 2015.

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