Lord Krishna was born at midnight, hence devotees observe a fast and sing devotional songs for him as the clock strikes twelve.
As a part of the ritual, statues of baby Krishna are washed and placed for worship.
Devotees then break their fast and share food and sweets.
The birth of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami, is celebrated with pomp and fervour throughout India.
Devotees usually observe fasts, sing devotional songs in praise of the lord, participate in Dahi Handi celebrations,
hold ceremonies in temples where Lord Krishna is welcomed each year and more.