Janmashtami (or Gokulashtami, Krishna Jayanthi, Krishna-ashtami - what have you!) is perhaps one of the only festivals that’s celebrated across India with such enthusiasm, not to forget the pomp and splendour. All those who are thankful for the birth of Lord Krishna, who saved mankind from all evil, brought us the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata and heralded the world we live in today, package their gratefulness and deliver it on Janmashtami to the Lord above. The stories of Krishna and how the great Lord came to be are pretty much the same in all regions- North and South; and we’ve all heard, read and seen depictions of his exploits somewhere or the other. But what we don’t normally get to see or hear is how Janmashtami is celebrated in different places.
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