Lord Krishna is one of the most loved and worshipped idol in the country. His birth, Janmashtami is celebrated with Joy and happiness around the country. These are the places you should definitely visit on Janamashtmi to feel the divine presence of lord Krishna:
It is said that Krishna came here from Mathura here after killing his uncle Kansa. Located on the Kutch coast, it is one of the four holy cities of India. Janmashtami celebrations are marked by late night bhajans, sermons and garba and raas dances. Visit the five storeys-high Dwarkadish temples with its beautifully carved 60 columns and a spire that towers above the city.
It is believed to be the place where Krishna grew up. Vrindavan is most famous for being the venue of Krishna’s famous raas leela with Radha and the gopis. It is believed that Krishna performed the raas leela in the forests of Vrindavan.
The dahi handi celebrations in Mumbai are legendary. Groups of young men called Govinda pathaks scale a human pyramid to break a handi filled with Krishna’s favourite curd/buttermilk hanging by a rope sometimes over a good height, while their attempts are thwarted by onlookers who splash water on them.
Jagannath is one of the forms of Lord Krishna and Jagannath Temple in Puri celebrates the festival with great fervor. Special midnight prayers are held and the deity of the infant is set in a swing decorated with flowers. Chronicles of Lord Krishna and Balaram are enacted every evening. They begin with the Krishna’s birth, with one episode being performed each day by communities in the city.