Called in by many names, ‘Krishnashtami’, ‘Saatam Aatham’, ‘Gokulashtami’, ‘Ashtami Rohini’, ‘Srikrishna Jayanti’, ‘Sree Jayanti’ etc, it is the birth of Hindu God Krishna, avataram of God Vishnu.
Young lads play a game of breaking a high-hanging pot to celebrate this occasion of devotion to God Krishna. In Tamil this is called ‘Uriadi’.
Fasting, staying up until Midnight, perform special prayers to God Vishnu’s avataram are the specialty of this festival.
Celebrated in many parts of India and internationally, let this day be great to you and your family. Wish you a Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
See also, Ganesh Chaturthi – Hindu Festival