Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of hindu deity Vishnu, who was born more than 5000 years ago.
Janmashtami is a festival full of joy and gaiety. It celebrates with great pomp and show. Devotees observe fast for the entire day and it is broken after the birth of the Lord at midnight. Only milk and milk products are preferred by them, as these were the favorites of Lord Krishna.
On this auspicious day, devotees recite slogans and mantras of Lord Krishna. Another important custom of celebrations is singing of Hindu Bhajans (devotional songs) during the Janmashtami festival. People involve in dance performances that portray the life of Lord Krishna.
Krishna Temples are brilliantly decorated with oil lamps and festival celebration continues till early hours of morning. Thousands of devotees visit the temples on Krishna Janmashtami day to get a glimpse of their favorite God in full decoration. Special feasts will be arranged by temple authorities on Janmashtami day for devotees.