krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Lord Krishna was very fond of butter as a child, hence, he is also known as Maakhan (Butter) Chor (thief). He used to steal butter from villagers accompanied by his friends.On this day, devotees keep day long fasts and chant bhajans (religious hymns) till midnight when Lord Krishna was born, followed by prayers.An idol of Lord Krishna is bathed with panchamrit by the priests along with chanting of holy mantras. Panchamrit used to bathe Lord Krishna idol is made up of 5 things viz milk, ghee (clarified butter), curd, honey and holy water from the holy Ganges river. A conch shell is used to pour the panchamrit for bathing the idol.