Janmashtami or Krishna asthami marks the annual birth celebration of the Hindu deity Lord Krishna. The day is celebrated on the eight night of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravana. The celebration continues for a minimum of 2 days to 8 days. The sacred towns of Mathura and Vridavan host several events like Rasa lila, and dramatic enactments depicting the life of Lord Krishna. Regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur also host such events. Janmashtami is also celebrated in other parts of India by different names.