Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanti.
As per legends Lord Krishna was born in 3,228 BCE in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.
Dahi Handi also known as Gopal Kala or Dahikala is an event that takes place on the second day of Janmashtami. Legends have it that lord Krishna used steal Makhan (Butter) from people’s houses and now devotees of lord Krishna imitate the act.
Janmashtami is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha in the month of July-August Sravana, as per the Hindu calendar.