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About krishna janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtami is a popular Hindu festival celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated on the Ashtami Thithi of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month, which falls in August/September. The festival is celebrated in Jaisalmer and throughout Rajasthan with great enthusiasm and devotion. Devotees observe fasting throughout the day till midnight when Krishna was believed to have taken birth. They visit Krishna temples and Vishnu temples and worship the Lord, and indulge in singing and dancing. Dance drama enactments like Rasalila and interesting competitions are held during this festival. Special pujas are performed in Krishna Temples and Bhagavata Purana recitation is held.
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Celebrated in Krishna temples as well as at all homes and public places
Do and Don't
Do not miss the colourful dances and dance drama enactments of the artists. While visiting Krishna temples, follow the customs prevailing at that place.
Though it is basically a Hindu festival, it is also celebrated by Muslims, Sikhs and other communities .in many parts of the country.