Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. On this day, it is believed that Lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of Lord Krishna at midnight on the eight day of the Hindu lunar month, Shravana (usually in August).
The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. Krishna Jayanti also celebrates togetherness. The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies unity and faith.
How to celebrate Janmashtami
- Teach Hindu mantras to your children to make them aware of Hindu traditions and values. Find mantras to recite
- Go in the nearest temple with your family, perform puja and eat Prasad.
- Read your children a story of Krishna's birth. Some of our favorites here