Krishna Janmashtami is here and there is no end to the excitement to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. The festival of fasting and feasting will be celebrated across the globe. Be it any rural place or urban area, various cultural programmes such as bhajans, kirtans and satsang meetings will be organised with a lot of enthusiasm to celebrate the day till midnight. The devotees are indulged in several rituals until the birth of Krishna.

 Like every year, the festival will be celebrated on two days i.e. September 2 and September 3. However, most people likely to celebrate on the second day, i.e. on September 3.

For the uninitiated, it is believed according to a Hindu belief, the fast during the Janmashtami holds a lot of significance. During Janmashtami, one should not consume grains until parana when the fast is broken on the next day after sunrise. Besides for the Janmashtami fast, after sunrise when Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra is over, parana is done on next day.  Devotees should also take a sankalpa which is a one-day long fast broken on the next day.

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Bhojpuri sensation Akshara Singh took to her official Instagram account to wish fans a very happy Janamashtami.

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Twitterati celebrate Janmashtami 2018.

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Actor Payal Rohatgi also took to her official Twitter account to share the history of Lord Krishna on the special day.

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Filmmaker Sajid Khan took to his official Twitter account to wish fans Happy Janmashtami 2018

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Bhaiaji Superhit actor Preity Zinta took to her official Twitter account to wish Happy Janmashtami to his fans.

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Art of living Centre celebrates Krishna Janmashtami

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Actor Rahul Dev shares wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Bollywood actor Aftab Shivadasani wishes fans on Krishna Janmashtami

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Sunny Deol shares wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Former member of Rajya Sabha Sharad Yadav extends wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Actor-turned politician Hema Malini shares wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman shares wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Kerala devotees offer prayers on Krishna Janmashtami

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Bigg Boss 11 contestant Hiten Tejwani shares wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Shah Rukh Khan's fans share an old video on Krishna Janmashtami

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Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra celebrate Krishna Janmashtami

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Bengaluru locals celebrate Krishna Janmashtami at ISCON Temple

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Bollywood actor Koena Mitra extends wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja wishes Happy Janmashtami

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Bollywood actress Paayal Rohatgi wishes fans on Krishna Janmashtami

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Union minister of civil aviation Suresh Prabhu sends wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal sends wishes on Krishna Janmashtami

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Ghats and monuments lit up in Mathura-Vrindavan on the occasion of Lord Krishna's birthday

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Indian author Amish Tripathi sends wishes to his fans on Krishna Janmashtami

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Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik celebrates Krishna Janmashtmi.

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People across the world celebrating Krishna Janmashtami.

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