Sri Krishna Janmashtami is a festival that commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna in Mathura, and the festivities occur on the dark fortnight of the eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada, as per the Hindu Panchang. According to the Gregorian calendar, however, this festival occurs in the month of July or August, and this year, it will occur on 7th September.
The diversity in India makes it the ideal setting for the celebration of various festivals in harmony and joy. One of these occasions, Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2023, honours the birth of who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It takes place on the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month and is also called Gokulashtami. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu took the form of Krishna Bhagwan on Earth in order to kill Kansa, a demon who was Devaki's brother.