Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Krishnashtami, Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, and also regarded as supreme god in certain religious contexts.
Krishna Janmashtami is a festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Vishnu’s Dashavatara. Krishna Janmashtami.Celebrations of this holiday include prayers, night vigils, fasting, and dance-drama reenactments of the life of Krishna which are called rasa lila.
This festival is accompanied by cultural events and competitions, the most interesting being Dahi Handi, a competition where clay pots containing yogurt are strung up high from buildings and people form a human pyramid to reach the pots and break them open.