Krishna Puja or Janamashti is celebrated on the occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna, the 8th son of Devaki and Vasudev, was born on the Ashtami day under
the ‘Rohini Nakshatram’ at midnight. It is also known as Gokulashtami or Krishna
Jayanti. Shree Krishna is considered as the most glorious avatar (incarnation) of
Lord Vishnu, also his 8th avatar on earth. Ordinarily Janmashtami is celebrated
in divine form at Dwarka. In Dwarka , this festival takes a pious mood. On Sri Krishna
Janmashtami devotees worship lord Krishna in Dwarkadhish temple it is the centre
of attraction at Dwarka Nagri. For almost a century lord Krishna reside at Dwarka.
After his decease, it got inundated into the sea. The supreme architect named as
Vishwakarma built the city of Dwarka in just two days with numerous places in it.
It is believed that the birth of Lord Krishna was a symbol of victory of Dharma
over Adharma. This day is celebrated with great delight and pleasure in Mathura
where Shree Krishna was born. People offer sweets and ‘Makhan Mishri’ to each other
which is considered favourite of lord Krishna. On the next day of Krishna Jayanti,
the festival of ‘Handi Fod’ is celebrated with great enthusiasm in some parts of