Famous Janmashtami festival in odisha
The festival Knows as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham,Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eight avatar of vishnu.
The festival celebrate on the eight day(Ashtami) of the krishna of the month of Sharavana(Augest - September). The festival special celebrate in Lord krishna life and Rasa lila.Krishuna was eighth son of Davaki and Vasudeva,the date of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami.
The festival celebrate in Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna's infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita and all women's wear the new saree and girls wear traditional dress.