Janmashtami is known as Gokulashtami or Ashtami. This festival is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti and Krishnashtmi. Sri Krishna is considered as the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu’s, (one of three major Hindu Gods) on earth. In Some part of India Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 01,2010 and in other parts Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated On 2nd September 2010.
Since Sri Krishna lived in luxury throughout his life, Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated with pomp and splendor. Plenty of sweets are made on this day.To mark the birth of the deity, the idol of the infant Krishna is bathed and is cradled in the midnight time. Lord Krishna temples situated at Vrindhavan, Mathura, Dwaraka are the most popular for the celebrations of Janmashtami, as it is believed that Lord Krishna lived there.