India is a land of diverse cultures and festivities. One of the most celebrated and cherished festivals is Janmashtami the day when Lord Krishna was born. Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami and Gokulashtami. This is celebrated on the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of July-August (Sravana) in India.
Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan are dolled up and decorated with flowers and other colourful decorations to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is believed to be born in mid-night in Mathura and grew up in Vrindavan. Since he was believed to be born at midnight, people place idols of baby Krishna in a cradle after bathing, decorating and start the Janmashtami celebrations.
Agastya International School wishes everyone a supremely Happy Janmasthami.