Tripura celebrates 'Janmashtami'

Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated in Tripura with full enthusiasm. There were also various programmes, competitions were also conducted to celebrate Janmashtami.

Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world

Krishnashtami, Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. In certain Hindu texts, such as the Gita Govinda, Krishna has been identified as supreme God and the source of all avatars.

It is an important festival, particularly in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.The celebratory customs associated with Janmashtami include a celebration festival, reading and recitation of religious texts, dance and enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana, devotional singing till midnight (the time of Krishna's birth), and fasting (upavasa), amongst other things. It is widely celebrated across India and abroad.

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