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About Janmashtami in Dwarka

An annual Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna
Janmashtami In Dwarka

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About Janmashtami in Dwarka

The Dwarka city or Dwarkadhish was established by Lord Krishna himself with help of his elder brother Balram. The city also is known by the name of Golden city. The Dwarakadhish temple is the point of attraction in the place as its Lord Krishna's temple. A celebration of Janmashtami is worth watching in the city due to the true devotion of the Dwarka’s culture to Lord Krishna. Janmashtami in Dwarka brings the most pleasant time in the city as it full of joy and happiness.

On the day of Janmashtami till midnight the streets of the city are decorated with lights and flowers to welcome Lord Krishna. There is no sign of dark as the whole city is waiting for their maker to born as midnight. The Dwarkadhish temple is the main place of celebration and Lord Krishna's birthday celebrations over there by all the inhabitants and visitors. Local markets are open until the midnight in case you wanna buy anything on the festival night.

The Janmashtami in Dwarka is not only about the worship there are other activities too that will make you the fan of the place. In the daytime all the boys by making different teams compete in a game which is called the ‘Dahi Handi’. At night during the celebration, there is a Shayan Arti perform by the Temple’s priest at the Dwarkadhish Temple.


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When is Janamasthami celebrated in Dwarka?

As per the Hindu calendar, the Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in Shraavana month every year. It overlaps with the month of August or September.

Why should I attend Janamasthami in Dwarka?

The entire city celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna like no other place. The place comes alive with folk dances, bhajans, and overnight processions.

Should I make hotel reservations in advance during Janamasthami?

Absolutely. There are a lot of devotees in Dwarka during this festival so make sure you make arrangements in advance.