Nandotsav (Nanda Mahotsav / Maha Nandotsav) is a festival celebrated on the next day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. It is said that on this day all the villagers of Braj (Vraj) visited Nanda’s house to have darshan of baby Sri Krishna. All Munis and maharshis bestowed their blessings on little Krishna. Nandotsav 2012 / Nanda Mahotsav 2012 date is August 10.
Nandotsav is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Vrindavan Radhavallabh Temple and Banke Bihariji Temple. All temples in India dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna and ISKCON temples are decorated with garlands and celebrate the festival with fullest devotion. Maha Aarti and Panchamrit Abhishek are the main ritual of Nandotsav.