Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Krishna, is based on calendars followed in India. It is also called Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, and Sri Krishna Jayanti – all refer to the birthday of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Jayanti 2020 date in West, East and Southern parts of India is on August 11. In North India, it is on August 12, 2020. For many, Krishna is the Supreme God. For others, Krishna is one of the many births of Mahavishnu, the one who perpetually takes birth to destroy evil and uphold dharma, righteousness on Earth. For others, Krishna is the guru of personal spirituality, as they read and attempt to live the teachings given in the Bhagavad Gita, the “Song of the Lord”, uttered by Krishna on the battlefield.