Janmashtami celebration in different parts of India

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Sep 04, 2023

Mathura and Vrindavan

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.

West Bengal

In this region, Janmashtami is celebrated as 'Nanda Utsav' where devotees fast until midnight when Lord Krishna is born.

Tamil Nadu & Kerala

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.