Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world. It is believed that Lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of Lord Krishna on the auspicious day of Janmashtami. Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of Hindu lunar month, Shravan.
Importance of Janmashtami The verses in the Bhagavad-Gita (a sacred book narrated by Lord Vishnu) say, that whenever there will be predominance of evil and decline of religion, I will reincarnate to kill the evil and to save the good. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. Krishna Jayanti also celebrates togetherness. The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies unity and faith.