- Krishna Janmashtami 2022: This year will mark Lord Krishna’s 5249th birth anniversary. On the occasion, here are a few interesting and lesser-known facts about Shri Krishna.
Janmashtami, also referred to as Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanti, is a Hindu festival celebrated across the country. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna. This year, Janmashtami will be observed on August 19.(HT Photo)
According to some scholars, Lord Krishna was born on July 18, 3,228 BCE in northern India.(Unsplash)
Dahi Handi, also called Gopal Kala or Dahikala, is an event which usually takes place on the second day of Janmashtami. To this day, people mimic Lord Krishna’s winsome moments as a child. An earthen pot filled with butter/dahi is hung from a great height and a group of people make a human pyramid and break the pot.(Representative Image/AP Photo)
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