Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna (Gokulashtami). Lord Krishna is one of the most worshiped Gods for Indians. Lord Krishna is believed to be one of the eight incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India. It is a holy Hindu festival.
The festival is usually observed on Ashtami tithi (Date), the eighth day of the dark half or Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada (Comes in August & Septemeber) in the Hindu calendar when the Rohini Nakshatra is flourishing. This usually comes in August and September.
On this occasion all people dance-drama enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana (people perform the same activity such as Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila), devotional singing through the midnight, people also do fasting, a night vigil, and a celebration it whole night.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Sri Krishna had spent his life, are very special along with major Vaishnava and all other states of India.
On this occasion, thousands of international devotees across the world and tourists visit India to celebrate Krishna Jayanti. Some visit to pay payer to Lord Krishna and some visit to see how beautifully people celebrate the Krishna Janmashtami.
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When the international tourist visits India, they required a valid Indian visa. On the festival occasion, many people apply for an Indian visa, so if you apply through government site, it is good but the process becomes very slow and sometimes the government website becomes very slow due to heavy traffic. So to apply for fast and secure services you must choose the government-approved agency such as Indiaevisas.
India provides very fast and secure visa services to International visitors. The validity of an Indian tourist visa will be 01- 60 Months from the date of the grant of the estimated time of arrival and also multiple entries are permitted for an Indian tourist visa.
Indian Visa are mainly two types of Indian tourist visa (emergency tourist visa and normal visa). The emergency tourist visa issued within 24 hours after applying for the visa and the normal visa takes 3, 4 working days. If any tourist wants to apply for other countries visa can apply through India Official Web Portal.
Krishna Leela, and dance and sing all Lord Krishna songs or the plays depicting scenes from Krishna’s life, especially childhood, are performed.
At midnight, when Lord Krishna was believed to have taken birth, Aarti is performed and people break their fasts by feasting on Sweets and Delicious dishes and distribute among the all peoples which prepared especially for the occasion.
Every temple is decorated and illuminated with lights and colors. But the most famous is Mathura and Vrindavan. Here are some most famous Lord Krishna temples where international tourist can visit such as:
- Dwarkadish Temple, Dwarka
- Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan.
- Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
- Iskon Temple, New Delhi, many more.
Further, there is much more to explore India such as culture, wildlife but mostly come to India to celebrate Indian festivals such as Diwali, Holi and many more.
India is famous for its diversity, being diverse in culture, tradition & customs, language, food and geographical rich land and thousands year of ancient culture and history. And there are much more to explore about India. That’s why India is known as “The Incredible India”.