Janmashtami, or Krishna Janmostav is one of the most important Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. The celebration takes place all around the country and in Krishna temples across the world. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eight-day, or Ashtami, or the Krishna Paksha in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar. This year, while most of the places are observing Janmashtami on August 24, 2019, a few places are also celebrating the big day on Friday, August 23.
As the day marks a special celebration of Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, devotees move to the city to witness Janmashtami celebrations. In order to ease the movement of devotees, the UP government has decided to run a number of Janmashtami celebration trains from August 23- 26. Read More
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