Janmashtami is celebrated as the birth of Lord Sri Krishna, an Avatar who appeared during the Satya Yuga according to too the Vedas. Lord Krishna had sole importance in the Hindu Shastras and said that he changes his form in different era’s cool ways to teach the lessons of humanity and punish the demon.
According to the Puranas, King Kansha was a terrific autocrat who tortured his subjects to attain power and fame. His sister, Devaki was married to Vasudeva and were about to start a new life when some Akashvani or celestial announcement was heard. The Aakashvaani said that the eighth son of Devaki is going to be the killer of Kangsha. Kangsha immediately arrested his sister and her husband and put them in prison who observed the death if their seven kids treacherously and devastatingly. The eighth son was Krishna who as imported to Gokul by Vasudev on the night of his birth. God and all other celestial forces supported the transport of this holy child, and Vasudeva received the baby boy in exchange for their daughter. In spite of the various efforts by the evil King Kansha to kill his enemy nephew Krishna, he was murdered by his teenage nephew. Thus it recorded an end to the era of torture and autocracy.
The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated all around India and also abroad by dance, drama, sweets and savory. The tradition of swinging an infant in the ‘Paalna’ or swing is still there, and people celebrate the win of good over evil forces. Even in some places of India handi festival is observed in remembrance of the childhood activities of Krishna and his friends. Janmashtami is celebrated all over India in the obituary of Lord Krishna and with the hope that no evil can win over God.