Lord Krishna's birthday : Janmashtami :)Today we are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami, do we know the meaning of it. It is the day when God Krishna was born, it is the day when the 8th avatar of God Vishnu came on this earth to kill all the devils who were destroying our dharti (Earth). What was the purpose of Lord Krishna's birth? It was because at that time or in that era there was a lot of ill-treatment of people on the basis of color, race and religious beliefs, there existed descrimination and torture, evil was everywhere, so to finish this up, Lord Krishna was born. He was the child of Devaki and Vasudeva, to protect him from his bad maternal uncle Kansa, his father just after his birth took him to Gokul, where he was being nourished and nurtured by Yashoda and Nanda, that is why he is also called "Nandalala" :) This festival is celebrated in our Hindu culture with full enthusiasm, people keep fasting, sings prayers together, Jagran happens at night, to welcome Lord Krishna.