The birthplace and childhood home of Lord Krishna, celebrate Janmashtami by engaging in 'Dahi Handi' events, rasleelas and bhajans.
Janmashtami is celebrated with 'Rasa Leela' performances, where Lord Krishna's playful interactions with gopis are re-enacted through dance dramas.
In this region, Janmashtami is celebrated as 'Nanda Utsav' where devotees fast until midnight when Lord Krishna is born.
Here Janmashtami is celebrated as ‘Gokulashtami' where devotees create small footprints with rice symbolizing Lord Krishna's childhood adventures.
Janmanshti is celebrated with 'Phoolon Ki Holi' where flowers and coloured powders are used instead of traditional water and colours.
The 'Dahi Handi' tradition is prevalent in Maharashtra as well, where groups called 'Govindas' break the handi (pot) suspended at a height.