10 Things You Should Know About Janmashtami

1.  Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Shree Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

2.  Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada (August–September)

3.  The festival is also known as Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, or Krishna Jayanti

4.  On this occasion, people also stage plays depicting the life of Shree Krishna

5.  Janmashtami is also a time for merrymaking and people enjoy singing and dancing

6.  The temples are decorated with flowers and festoons, and the idols of Shree Krishna are bathed and dressed in fine clothes

7. Devotees offer prayers to Shree Krishna and seek His blessings

8.  The highlight of the festival is the Vighnaharta Puja, which is performed to remove obstacles and ensure a happy and prosperous life

9.  This festival is about Shree Krishna's message of love, compassion, and forgiveness

10. Janmashtami is a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil and to renew one's faith in God