The birthday of Lord Krishna, better known as Janmashtami is celebrated with great gusto across the country. Janmashtami celebrates the incarnation of goodness on earth in the form of Lord Krishna. Krishna is the synonym of ‘enchanter’, such was the depiction of Lord Krishna in mythological evidences that it matches well with his name.
Janmashtami is the amalgamation of two words Janma and Ashtami. It symbolizes Krishna taking birth on Ashtami. Ashtami means the eighth day of a month.
The name Krishna belongs to the lunar calendar, as he was born on the eighth day or Ashtami of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight). Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated in the eighth day of the Bhadrapada month. Since it celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the day is also popular as Krishna Janmashtami.