Gokula Ashtami (Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) celebrates the birthday ofKrishna. Gokulashtami is celebrated with great fervor in South India. … The festival is celebrated in the evening as Krishna was born at midnight. Most people observe a strict fast on this day and eat only after the midnight puja.
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.
Observances: Dance-drama, Night vigil, Fasting, praying, Puja, Playing cards