Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This year, devotees across the nation will celebrate the festival on Thursday, Aug. 25.
The occasion is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal across the globe. Dahi Handi and Rasa Lila (Raas Leela) are two of the major events organised during the festival, which are marked by people playing songs and dancing to them.
We bring to you some of the popular Janmashtami songs, which can be played during the festival.
"Yashomati Maiyya Se:" This song in Lata Mangeshkar's voice never fails to make it to the list of the top Janmashtami songs. "Yashomati Maiyya Se," from the film "Satyam Shivam Sundaram," depicts the innocence of Lord Krishna when he complains to his mother about his dark complexion.
"Govinda Aala Re:" This song from the yesteryear film "Bluff Master" featuring Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu is another popular song when it comes to Janmashtami.
"Maiya Yashoda Ye Tere Kanhaiya:" It is a very popular song on Lord Krishna from the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain." Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik, the song is an ever-favourite for its melodious feel.
"Har Taraf Hai Ye Shor:" This song from the film "Vaastav" featuring Sanjay Dutt, is a peppy number and brings on the mood of festivity.
"Go Go Govinda:" "Go Go Govinda" is a dahi handi special song that can be played during the festival. It is one of the latest Janmashtami songs and features Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva, who are seen performing some amazing dance moves during the process of breaking the earthen pot.
"Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Re:" Picturised on Parveen Babi and Amitabh Bachchan, this song from the film "Khuddaar" is popular among all generations and invariably makes it to the list of top songs during this festival.
"Raadhey Krishna Ki:" Crooned by Shreya Ghoshal, this song from the film "Vivah" is a beautiful number and can be played while worshipping Lord Krishna.
"Chandi Ki Daal Par:" This is another dahi handi special song from the film "Hello Brother." It is an energetic number and makes one groove to the music.