Krishna Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanthi is the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu on Earth. Lord Krishna's birth is symbolic of the victory of good over evil. On the day of Krishna Janmashtami, Lord Krishna devotees offer prayers and various kinds of rituals are held in different parts of the country which are inspired by the life of Baby Krishna. It will be celebrated across temples tomorrow and special prayers are being panned.
Chief Minister Edappadi K palaniswami among others greeted people on the eve of Janmashtami.Janm' means birth and 'Ashtami' means Eighth. Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in which He was born as the eighth son of Vasudev and Yashoda on the eighth tithi. As a symbol of His birth, the deity's idol is kept in a small cradle and prayers are offered. Bhajans and Bhagvad Gita recitals are done on this day. women decorate their houses with small footprints made of flour representing the life of baby Krishna stealing butter.Women decorate their houses with small footprints made of flour representing the life of baby Krishna stealing butter.