The holy day of Sri Krishna’s birth, called Krishna Janmashtami (Sanskrit: कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी, kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami), is celebrated with joyous feelings throughout India and the world on the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravan (August-September).
At the Devi Mandir we celebrate Janmashtami with the elaborate worship of Sri Krishna, including the chanting of the Bhagavad Gītā in Sanskrit, and lots of singing. We offer different varieties of milk sweets, butter and yogurt to this incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is lovingly called Butter-Thief!
Birthday celebrations last until midnight, the time of Sri Krishna’s birth. We pray each year for His birth in our hearts—asking him to make our lives into His playground of Dharma and pure love.